Boating Industry

March 2016

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LAUNCH 10 | Boating Industry | March 2016 SEARCH SCORECARD Dominion Marine Media draws data from Boat Trader, and YachtWorld. In this histogram, sorted by model year, we show the number of used-boat listings created last year by dealers, brokers and private sellers for the three sites. For more DMM data reports: intelligence/published-data SAME-STORE SALES REPORT 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 BOAT LISTINGS BY MODEL YEAR January same-store sales were up 3.1 percent from the previous year. Sales posted a 1.1 percent gain, while parts and service were both down, posting de- creases of 11.5 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively, from January 2015. Parts Service Department Department Major Units Overall 11.5% 5.7% 1.1% For more information on this report and other industry data, go to 3.1% Note: New models (2015-16) not included in chart. There are less than 6,000 listings per model year between 1980 and 1999, and there are 11,537 listings for all model years before 1980. INDUSTRY NEWS SEA RAY NAMES VICE PRESIDENTS Sea Ray Boats has named two new vice presidents in an effort to align its brand by category. Scott Ward has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Sport Yacht & Yacht category. Ward was previ- ously vice president of Brunswick Financial Services. "Scott brings 28 years of marine experience, a solid track record of growth and profitability, and strong dealer and industry relation- ships to his new position," said Sea Ray president Tim Schiek. In a related move, Sea Ray also announced that Brad Anderson will assume responsibility for the Sport Boat and Cruiser category as the senior vice president and general manager, reporting to Schiek. Anderson was most recently senior vice president — global sales at Sea Ray & Meridian. "Over the past three years, Brad has been instrumental in re- establishing Sea Ray as the market leader," Schiek said. "He has driven significant improvements across our marketing enterprises, product portfolio and global sales." SALES, ATTENDANCE UP AT TORONTO BOAT SHOW Both boat sales and overall attendance were up at the 2016 Toronto International Boat Show, signaling a stronger boat market north of the border in spite of a tumbling Canadian dollar. Show owner and producer Canadian Boat Shows Inc. reports boat sales at the 2016 TIBS were up by 16.7 percent over the previous year. "The mood from exhibitors prior to the show was uncertain and reserved, due the economic environment," said show manager Cynthia Hare. "Attitudes of consumers were very positive however, resulting in strong sales and leads throughout the show." Attendance for the 58th annual TIBS was also announced as being up slightly this year. A total of 70,643 attendees made their way through the turnstiles, representing a 1 percent increase over the 70,174 people who attended in 2015. In spite of some lowered expectations going in, a number of exhibitors were pleased with both attendance and sales at this year's TIBS. "Last year was a record year for us and this year we're up almost 20 percent, so to say we're excited is an understatement," said Paul Nickel, president of Top 100 dealer Pride Marine Group, with 11 locations in Ontario. "It's a result of the work we've done on our brand over the last few years and it continues to get significantly stronger." AMI ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS The Association of Marina Industries elected its 2016 officers and directors at the annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference. Brad Gross, Certified Marina Manager (CMM) of Dana Point Harbor was ap- pointed chair; Joe Riley, CMM of Windmill Marina Association, Inc. was appointed vice chair; Chris Petty of Suntex Waterfront Management was appointed treasurer; and Mick Webber of HydroHoist Marine Group was reappointed secretary. SCOTT WARD BRAD ANDERSON

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