Boating Industry

May 2016

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LAUNCH 10 | Boating Industry | May 2016 SEARCH SCORECARD Dominion Marine Media collects data via its Boat Trader,, YachtWorld and Cosas de Barcos websites. In this issue, we show the most common brands among used-boat listings on the websites in 2015. YachtWorld and feature many boats for sale internationally, and Cosas de Barcos is located in Spain. For more data, visit business-intelligence/published-data SAME-STORE SALES REPORT MOST LISTED BRANDS, 2013-2015 March same-store sales were up 5.7 percent from the previous year. Service contributed the most heavily to the increase, growing 9.7 percent. Parts sales grew 5.3 percent and unit sales grew 0.4 percent. Parts Service Department Department Major Units Overall 5.3% 9.7% 0.4% For more information on this report and other industry data, go to 5.7% INDUSTRY NEWS BRUNSWICK CORP. NAMES HUW BOWER PRESIDENT OF BOAT GROUP Huw Bower has been named as the new president of the Brunswick Boat Group. Bower joined Brunswick in 2006 and became president of Boston Whaler in 2013. He will now be responsible for the 14 brands which comprise the Brunswick Boat Group. These include Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Merid- ian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern. Bower will be based at Brunswick's corporate headquarters in Lake Forest. Previous Boat Group President Andy Graves left the company in 2014. "Huw's track record of accomplishment and demonstrated leadership ca- pabilities will serve him well in this new assignment," Mark D. Schwabero, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corp., said. "Under his direction at various Brunswick brands, Huw has consistently grown the business, adeptly led new product development and market launches, improved efficiencies, deepened our relationships with key partners, and imbued a winning spirit and confidence among his colleagues." Reporting to Bower will be Jeff Kinsey, president – Freshwater Boats; Tim Schiek, president – Recreation Boats; Donald Dubois, president – European Boat Group, and Bower's eventual successor at Boston Whaler Group, an announce- ment which is expected to be made soon. As president – Boston Whaler Group, Bower was responsible for managing the Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial & Government Products, Rayglass and Brunswick's European boat brands. Prior to that, Bower served as presi- dent – Lowe Boats. He joined Brunswick in 2006, initially leading the strategic planning and business development functions for Brunswick's outboard-powered boat brands. Bower has a master of arts from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was a captain in the British Army and served with Royal Marine Commando units in both Iraq and Afghanistan. JUDGE: KEY BISCAYNE'S MIAMI BOAT SHOW LAWSUIT CAN PROCEED A Miami-Dade judge has ruled that the village of Key Biscayne's lawsuit against the city of Miami over the Miami International Boat Show can continue. The judge denied a motion by the city to dismiss a village lawsuit challeng- ing the city's creation and use of the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin for the boat show. The city had argued that the suit should be dismissed on the grounds that the village lacks standing and that Key Biscayne's claims were insufficient grounds for a lawsuit. The village has also filed an additional suit against Miami-Dade County claiming the county violated its development rules when approving the boat show for Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. A lawsuit filed against NMMA was dismissed by a judge late last year. 2015 Brand 2014 2013 1 Sea Ray 1 1 2 Beneteau 3 5 3 Bayliner 2 2 4 Jeanneau 5 9 5 Chaparral 4 3 6 Boston Whaler 6 4 7 Four Winns 7 8 8 Regal 8 7 9 Bavaria 20 27 10 Carver 9 6 2015 Brand 2014 2013 11 Yamaha 12 20 12 Azimut 13 14 13 Formula 11 11 14 Sunseeker 17 15 15 Fairline 23 23 16 Crownline 15 12 17 Rinker 14 13 18 Grady-White 16 18 19 Wellcraft 10 10 20 Hunter 19 21

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