Author: Jerrod Kelley

Travis Hyde Named MRAA Integrator

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2024 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced that Travis Hyde has been hired as MRAA’s VP of Operations & Integrator and will work closely in partnership with MRAA President Matt Gruhn and the MRAA Leadership Team. In this role, Hyde will work to ensure MRAA achieves its […]

Wave Makers!

 “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the action of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – the Dalai Llama For me, the iconic and cultural image of Rosie the Riveter surfaces when thinking about strong, courageous women. While World War II was before my time, I remember first learning […]

Building a Legacy With Royal Effort!

• Great Dealership to Work For Spotlight: How a Certified Dealership in Regal & Nautique of Orlando is Making Quite a Wake in the Florida Boating Scene Winning is often viewed as the definition of success by many. From sports to business, where you find winners, you regularly find strong leadership, purpose-driven tactics and people […]

Revisiting Selling Basics

It’s evident through dealership conversation and feedback that many sales teams could use a refresher course on sales tactics. Many dealers have mentioned the need for training or revisiting selling basics and strategies to help their sales teams chip off the rust and add polish so they can become more effective and achieve better results. […]

Dealership Tactics to Improve Close Ratios

Aimie, MRAA’s AI for Marine Industry Education reports that the common benchmark for close ratio in the retail industry is roughly 20-25%. That compares with a recent report from HubSpot regarding the average close rate of 20% across numerous industries. Put simply, for 100 qualified leads or prospects your sales team would need to close […]

Overcome Fear with Action

• Use the MRAA Guide to Navigating 2024 as a Tool to Find Success Fear can be demobilizing for some, almost as if you’re stuck in quicksand and panicking about your next move. The fear of failure can cause some to push for the status quo. For others, fear can act as a motivator to […]

A Roadmap to Winning in Service

• Pre-order the MRAA Service Management Special Report to help your dealership improve your service department’s overall performance. By Jerrod Kelley & MRAA Education team We have all heard the wise words: “Sales sell the first boat, and service sells the second, third and fourth.” Indeed, dealership service departments play a vital role in customer […]