Boating Industry

April 2016

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LAUNCH 10 | Boating Industry | April 2016 SEARCH SCORECARD Dominion Marine Media records data from activity on Boat Trader, and YachtWorld. This report ranks new and used boat brands by the number of times boat listings of that brand were viewed on Boat Trader and in the second half of 2015. For more DMM data reports: www.dominionmarine SAME-STORE SALES REPORT BOAT LISTING VIEWS ON BOAT TRADER AND BOATS.COM February same-store sales were up 25.5 percent from the previous year. All categories saw double-digit gains this month. Leading the way was unit sales, posting a 28.3 percent gain. Service posted a gain of 13.8 per- cent and parts posted a gain of 10.3 percent. Parts Service Department Department Major Units Overall 10.3% 13.8% 28.3% For more information on this report and other industry data, go to 25.5% July–Dec. 2015 1 Sea Ray 432,506 2 Bayliner 133,135 3 Grady-White 130,026 4 Boston Whaler 129,374 5 Ranger 126,221 6 Chaparral 114,900 7 Wellcraft 84,270 8 Formula 83,170 9 Tracker 74,016 10 Chris-Craft 72,060 July–Dec. 2015 11 Regal 70,107 12 Cobalt 69,388 13 Contender 67,098 14 MasterCraft 67,032 15 Four Winns 65,920 16 Carver 63,781 17 Triton 63,355 18 Yamaha 62,937 19 Sea Hunt 60,905 20 Skeeter 60,340 INDUSTRY NEWS pending, while a lawsuit filed against NMMA was dismissed by a judge late last year. NMMA declined to comment on the suit via a spokesperson. The village's new suit says the area is designated by the county for "parks and recreation" use and the show violates that designation as a commercial event. With the show being held at the Miami Marine Stadium site, the public is excluded from using the area, the suit says. Key Biscayne Mayor Mayra Peña Lindsay told the Miami Herald that there is no need for the event to use public waterfront: "There are many, many venues in Miami-Dade County where they would do extremely well," she said. The show moved to Virginia Key this year because of long-term construction planned for its previous home at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Boat show organizers have repeatedly said that no other venue in Miami was large enough to handle the entire show. ONEWATER ADDS SUNDANCE MARINE Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings, LLC, has added SunDance Ma- rine, with five dealerships on the East Coast of Florida, as the first phase of its growth plans for the Sunshine State. Joe Clawges and Mitch Milesi, co-founders and former owners of SunDance will continue to operate SunDance as a division of OneWater Marine Holdings. "Joe and Mitch have spent 36 years building a powerful presence in South Flor- ida," said Austin Singleton, CEO of OneWater Marine Holdings. "SunDance is a great complement to our portfolio of existing dealerships and is a significant first step in our aggressive push into Florida." "We're excited to join an organization with such aggressive expansion and growth plans," said Milesi. "Joining OneWater allows us to introduce new offer- ings to our loyal employees and amazing customers that wouldn't be possible if we remained independent." SunDance Marine will continue to operate each of its locations under its current name and with its personnel, and will continue to offer Regal, Formula, Ranger, Tidewater, Stingray and Albury Brothers boats. KULL, MELBOSTAD HONORED WITH STEP AHEAD AWARD The Manufacturing Institute has announced that Marcia Kull, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas, and Lori Melbostad, president of Premier Marine, Inc., have been named two of the top women in U.S. manu- facturing in 2016. Kull, Melbostad and the other honorees will be recognized at the 4th Annual Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Produc- tion) Ahead Award at a gala dinner this month in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards celebrate those women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers in all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the fac- tory floor to the C-suite. Last year, the Manufacturing Institute honored Chaparral's Ann Baldree and Continued from page 9

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