Author: Jerrod Kelley

Boating Business: Expectations vs. Reality

Halftime Review of 2022; Dealers’ Second-Half Outlook It’s easy to feel beat up and exhausted, especially when faced with long, hot summer work days with uncontrollable influences putting chinks in your amor! Throw in the inescapable change that keeps peeping around the corner, and it’s no wonder operating a dealership can be as challenging as […]

Regal Boats Becomes an MRAA Education Champion

MINNEAPOLIS – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that Regal Boats committed to continuing its support of MRAA’s world-class educational programming by partnering as an Education Champion member. Regal Boats, founded by Paul and Carol Kuck, has been dedicated to innovation ever since its inception in 1969. As an Education Champion, Regal directly […]

2022 Special Report on Fishing Released

RBFF AND THE OUTDOOR FOUNDATION PARTNERED TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT FISHING PARTICIPATION IN THE U.S. For the 12th consecutive year, RBFF and the Outdoor Foundation partnered to provide a comprehensive look at fishing participation in the U.S. The 2022 Special Report on Fishing — released Monday, July 19 prior to ICAST 2022— explores […]

Sea Tow Foundation Announces Call for Entries for 2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards

• Applications Accepted Through July 23 SOUTHOLD, NY, JULY 8 — The Sea Tow Foundation, in cooperation with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, announced the official call for entries for the “2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards.” “The Sea Tow Foundation is excited to enter its fourth year hosting the National Boating Industry Safety Awards […]

Get Used to Pre-Owned Boats

In each monthly Pulse Report survey sent to dealers, one question we ask is, “What’s working?” We also ask the flip side, “What’s not working?” This month, with the MRAA’s Spotlight focus on the pre-owned boat market, we also added two questions to gauge their approach to the used boat market in terms of sales […]

Hire Learning

For some marine retailers, the struggle to fill holes in their dealership is presenting difficult challenges and new approaches to recruiting and hiring Like many other people in the world, your “daily feed” is filled with coverage about rising inflation, spiked gas prices, war (and all the political dancing around it) and concern about interest […]