Tag: boat dealers

MRAA Announces 2024 Young Leaders Advisory Council

MINNEAPOLIS, January 16, 2024 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today Co-Chair officers and six new members for the Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC). As young marine professionals working within the recreational boating industry, council members help to further the industry for business stakeholders and consumers. Along with possessing ambitious leadership and […]

Marine Dealership Finance Strategies This Year and Beyond

• In today’s marine industry environment, dealership owners can benefit from a flexible and adaptable approach to financial planning. By Tracy Williams, Managing Director – Marine, Huntington Distribution Finance† Key Takeaways: Financial planning and budgeting for marine dealership owners is often viewed as an annual exercise. In the industry’s current environment, uncertainty in prices, spending, […]

MRAA Advocacy Engages Avalon-Tahoe Dealers

As the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) continues to grow and work with all sectors of the industry, meshing directly with boat manufacturers is becoming an increasingly important method to engage new dealers. Presenting at dealer meetings is a great way for our team to meet potential members and highlight MRAA Membership benefits, […]

The Service Shuffle

A look at service department pain points and potential solutions from MRAA’s recent Pulse Report. To be an elite dealership, you need your Service & Parts Departments to follow and maintain a tight, structured schedule, yet remain flexible to effectively upsell and schedule future work to add cash flow. However, it’s not easy to be […]

New Episode of ‘Discover Boating Safety Basics’ Launches

During National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) May 20-26, Discover Boating launched a new episode in its five-part digital video series in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, “Discover Boating Safety Basics” to support ongoing efforts around boater engagement and retention. In episode two, “Celebrate Safely,” boaters learn simple tips to enjoy themselves on the water while prioritizing […]

Discover Boating: Engaging Tomorrow’s Customers Today

Discover Boating, powered by the National Marine Manufacturers Association® (NMMA) and MRAA, has rolled out its See You Out Here marketing campaign heading into peak boating season. The focus remains on expanding the market for boating by attracting the next generation and retaining current boaters. For nearly two decades, Discover Boating has helped nurture the next generation while […]

Regal & Nautique of Orlando Named Water Sports Industry Association ‘Marine Dealer of the Year’

• RNO Wins Top International Water Sports Retailer for 2023 ORLANDO, FLORIDA – It’s a winning trifecta for top marine retailer Regal & Nautique of Orlando (RNO). Besides being named the #1 Dealer in North America by Boating Industry Magazine in its Top 100 ranking last November, followed by recognition among the “Great Dealerships to […]