DockMaster Online Reservations Provides Marinas A Powerful Hospitality Tool

DockMaster has made it a company mantra to seek third-party solutions in order to better serve our clients. After all, in order to provide the best marine management solutions, it’s imperative not to rest on our laurels, much like any marina would seek ways to improve operations. Earlier this year, DockMaster struck a partnership with… (more)

Thriving In A Seasonal Industry: 3 Keys To Optimize Your Boating Business All Year

Whether you are a boat dealer, marina, or boatyard you are probably familiar with the peaks and valleys of operating in a seasonal industry. But going by the numbers, there is ample opportunity to grow your boating business all year. According to research by Global Market Insights, Inc the recreational boating market is predicted to top… (more)

DockMaster Mobile App Named to Boating Industry’s 2019 Top Products

Here at DockMaster, we are excited and honored to announce that we have been included in Boating Industry’s 2019 Top Products list! For the second year in a row, DockMaster has been included on Boating Industry’s annual Top Products list. This year, DockMaster’s Mobile App was named among Boating Industry’s top 50 products. This is the… (more)

How ECommerce Can Expand Your Marina Market

While plenty has been said on this blog about the benefits of a marina-based business management system as well as application programming interfaces, what if your operation isn’t quite there yet? Let’s first establish that you have a sparkling website with all sorts of attractive pictures, background information on the company, and what your business… (more)

How Thinking Green Makes Good Sense for Marinas

As the social focus shifts towards environmentalism, proponents of the green movement never tire from pointing fingers at some rather conspicuous targets. It’s not a short list, either. Cities, pipelines, internal combustion engines, factories, you name it, everyone’s a culprit. That also goes for marinas. But there’s no shortage of marinas who want to be… (more)

Find a Social Media Marketing Network That’s Right for Your Marina Business

By now, business owners are realizing more and more that using social media is no longer one of those window dressing perks involved in running a company. More and more, it’s a necessity to get your message out to your customer base. And in the marina business, that’s particularly evident considering that the maritime industry… (more)

Interest-Based Negotiating: Taking the High Road

Leverage and Power are NOT the Only Bases for Negotiations by Phil Friedman, Marine Industry Consultant Many businessmen and lawyers will tell you that the key element(s) of successful negotiating are “leverage” and “power.” According to them, success in achieving a negotiated agreement reduces to which party has the stronger hand. The problem with that… (more)