Boating Industry

November 2016

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Page 2 of 51 November 2016 | Boating Industry | 3 Volume 79 | Number 9 CONTENTS Boating Industry 22 NOT ANOTHER DEAD-END JOB How to fi nd (and keep) good employees By Brianna Liestman 26 17 BOAT SHOW TIPS FOR 2017 It's time to start looking at the biggest selling event for many dealers: boat shows By Brianna Liestman 30 MDCE PREVIEW What to look for at the annual conference By Brianna Liestman 14 THE STATS Same-store sales, dealer benchmarks and more 16 SURVEY: FINDING, KEEPING EMPLOYEES GETTING TOUGHER Service, manufacturing positions toughest to fi ll By Jonathan Sweet 36 IBEX 2016 Trends & highlights from the annual show By Jonathan Sweet 38 MARKET TRENDS: WATER SPORTS Tow boat market has posted near double-digit growth for the past fi ve years By Craig Ritchie 47 PRODUCTS & SERVICES New products from Walker Bay, Raymarine and more 48 PRODUCT GUIDE: WATER SPORTS ACCESSORIES A guide to accessories for the water sports segment ON THE COVER: Photo courtesy of MasterCraft

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