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Boating Industry News this Week


These are some of the top boating industry stories on are radar this week.

Year-Round Boating

South Floridians are lucky. Except for when there is a tropical disturbance in the ocean, we can go boating year-round. Other regions around the country that allow for long boating seasons will agree that "boating is like a vacation all season long." Boating has many benefits that range from infusing more fun into life, helping you de-stress, and bringing family and friends together. During this Covid-19 era, boating has proven to be a great, socially distancing activity. Read more here.

Year round boating


FLIBS Updates

The 61st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is less than two months away, and as we get closer, there is more information about what attendees can expect. FLIBS has already revealed its safety guidelines and now are shedding light on some of the event highlights. For example, "the Windward VIP Club will take over the Captain’s Lounge and Tower Building with outdoor terraces for shore and water views, and extended show hours, as well as a premium open bar and concierge service.” Read more here.


Boat Sales and Customer Satisfaction

According to Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, “drawing new boaters and keeping them in boating are two different things. As boat sales have climbed, customer satisfaction index readings have declined, almost at an inverse rate.” For several years new boat buyer numbers were on a downward trajectory. Covid-19 changed that and improved numbers for the first time in ten years. Unfortunately, increased demand has harmed customer satisfaction. Read more here.


The SYT 3D Virtual Platform

SuperYacht Times has introduced their new game-changing virtual platform called SuperYacht Times 3D (SYT 3D). This new virtual platform aims to revolutionize the way clients discover yachts virtually. The global pandemic has been challenging globally, but history has proven that opportunities can arise from the darkest of times. Significant changes in the superyacht industry are on the horizon. Read more here. 

virtual yacht


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