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Jim Nolan runs US marketing specialist company James Nolan Associates

Jim Nolan runs US marketing specialist company James Nolan Associates

Impressive growth
The boat sharing market here in the US has shown some impressive growth over the past two years. 15 Aug 2017 - Boating Business
Change is in the air
At first glance, there would appear to be no similarity to the acquisition of Boats Group (YachtWorld, BoatTrader.com, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and Yacht Closer) formerly Dominion Marine Media by Apax Partners and the acquisition of West Marine by Monomoy Capital Partners. 20 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Interest rates
With all the political noise and turmoil going on over here it’s easy to lose sight of an important issue when talking about boating; namely the economy. 02 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Fishing is essential to our industry
The importance of fishing to our industry should not be overlooked. Some recent actions and numbers shed light on why it is so essential. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Insights and action items
The NMMA through Grow Boating has released a full study on the First-Time Boat Buyer (FTBB), yielding insights and action items for boat manufacturers, dealers and the industry. For the record an FTBB could be interested in purchasing a new or used boat. 20 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Time for reflection
The boat show season is drawing to a close. Most shows reported an increase in attendance and as you might imagine, the reports all have quotes saying in effect ‘sales were good’. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
North American sailing market
Sally Helme, group publisher, Cruising World and Sailing World presented the Sailing Market - State of the Industry presentation at the Miami Boat Show. 21 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Net loss of 1m boaters
Our industry has agreed to continue funding the Discover Boating campaign by extending the existing levy on engines, ribs and sailboats. 24 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
A recent article potentially bodes ill
While the first column of the New Year ought to be a chirpy it’s going to be fantastic a recent article in the Wall Street Journal potentially bodes ill for the recreational boating industry over here. 12 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Severe shortage of qualified workers
The November release of the Marine Industry Workforce Assessment, a 35-page report of statistics and insights by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) clearly shows that marine dealers are faced with a severe shortage of qualified workers. 11 Nov 2016 - Boating Business
Water weekenders
Discover Boating unveiled extensive new research on first-time boat buyers in a presentation at the recent IBEX show. Discover Boating worked with its advertising agency, OLSON, over the past year, and gathered data from numerous sources including surveys, in-home live interviews and mobile journaling. 17 Oct 2016 - Boating Business
The US and Brexit
Brexit and its immediate aftermath have made headlines for the past couple of months, but it is only just recently that the US government's position on it has started to emerge. Your correspondent sat in on a U.S. Department of Commerce and British American Business webinar for U.S. companies doing business or considering future business in the United Kingdom, with a discussion of the effects of Brexit on their international trade and U.S. trade policy initiatives with Europe. 10 Oct 2016 - Boating Business
Off and running
The fall/autumn boat show season is off and running here in the US, and there are some interesting things to look out for in the next couple of months. While others take place before it the one that is seen to “kick off” the season on September 15th is the Rhode Island-based Newport International Boat Show. 18 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Intriguing joint venture
An intriguing joint venture was announced in June between the iconic American boat builder, Chris-Craft and Italian boat builder, Austin Parker. 21 Jul 2016 - Boating Business
2017 looms
Here we are, barely halfway through 2016 and 2017 looms.  27 Jun 2016 - Boating Business
Expanding Reach
It was not that long ago when companies involved in the yacht sales process had clearly defined areas of expertise, responsibility with relatively limited geographic reach. 26 May 2016 - Boating Business
The doldrums
One of the full descriptions of doldrums is “a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or slump”. This is a pretty accurate summary of where our industry is over here right now. 27 Apr 2016 - Boating Business
Boat shows in turmoil
In 2012 the NMMA reported it was merging with the Southern California Marine Association and taking over production of its boat shows. 16 Mar 2016 - Boating Business
Sobering news
The Sailing Market 2016, State of the North American Industry presentation by The Sailing Company (Cruising World Magazine and Sailing World Magazine) contained sobering news this year. 16 Feb 2016 - Boating Business
2016 a mixed bag
This column this time last year finished with the thought “It has been a while since industry optimism could be classified as being more than ‘happy talk’. 26 Jan 2016 - Boating Business