Boat Delivery: How Boat Dealers Can Better Serve Customers

North America’s boat ownership continues grow and the forecast for 2021 only supports a continued upward swing in sales. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), boat sales have seen an increase as high as nine percent compared to 2019 levels. The cause of this uptick in sales has been linked to first time… (more)

Proper Marina Management Requires The Proper Software

A marine business with “good management” has systems in place for the organization of all aspects of their operation. That includes databases, spreadsheets and visuals that categorize and display your collected information to be easily accessed and understood. Good management process initiates growth and efficiency in a business. For instance, if the flow from creating… (more)

Marine Marketing: How To Differentiate Your Brand In A Niche Industry

In marketing, differentiation is the process of distinguishing a product or service from others. In order to make it more attractive to a particular target sector. If you’re a boat dealer, marine manufacturer, boatyard or marina operator, differentiating your product — whether goods or services — from the competition can be challenging. Yet today more than… (more)

Marinas and Boatyards Need Marketing Strategies That Fit Their Business Models

Fad Advice on Marketing Often Has Little to Do with Real Needs As I’ve said before, I don’t pretend to be a marketing guru. I have, however, been involved in marina and boatyard management for more than three decades. As a result, I have had opportunities to develop and run several marine-related marketing campaigns. Consequently,… (more)