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  • Actionable information

    The 2013/2014 Marine Retail University series, a professional development program created specifically for boat retailers, is now underway. 23 Nov 2013 - Boating Business

  • Criminal Records – what can employers ask for?

    It’s sad that society looks for the worst in people and it’s a necessity now for employers to know everything about employees, says Gareth Matthews. Including any criminal history... 31 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • End of life boats

    Boat end-of-life is a recurrent topic in the news. If much was said already about recycling of FRP and composite materials, few studies looked at the dismantling practices, especially from the health and safety perspective for the people involved. 31 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • You’re as good as your writing

    This was the title of a recent blog posted on the Harvard Business Review network – the go-to place for all business wisdom. 30 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Engineer your future

    While disrobing the other day a thought occurred to me, along with a thought on the fundamental problem within the marine sector. 30 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Certification tool

    The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched a certification tool. 30 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • NMMA’s been busy.

    The NMMA has been busy detailing new initiatives to grow the industry. On the export front it included NMMA’s intent to broaden its involvement in the superyacht sector. 30 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • And so to the Southampton Boat Show

    There are those who might feel I having the first day of the show on Friday the 13th might be pushing things a little too far. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • It seems to have taken off at last...

    After a timid start to the summer, it all took off last month when the sun got his hat on and came out to play. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Things are looking up…

    We generally accept the UK follows the USA in most things, including economic trends. So if what’s happening right now in the USA will be paralleled over here, I reckon we can start looking for things to start getting better over here. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Farewell Baroness Thatcher

    Regardless of how you viewed Mrs Thatcher’s political decisions, I hope most credit her for putting the Great back in Britain. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Triple dip? Or no dip?

    So we seem to have got past the probability of entering a triple dip recession, according to most of the pundits. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Cutting pay for employees

    Cashflow and the creation of a reliable income stream may lead employers to difficult decisions, says Mark Stevens. Faced with raising costs, it’s common for employers to put in place pay cuts for staff. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Industry statistics

    The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched its ‘new and improved’ 2012 Recreational Boating Industry Statistics 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Sales v marketing

    Whenever I'm invited to an advertising briefing and introduced to a 'head of sales and marketing' my heart tends to sink. I've yet to meet the person who can truly wear both hats equally well. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Fall heralds a rise?

    The September Equinox signals the start of autumn or fall as well as the start of the boat show season. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • Golden rules...

    Time for reflection to look at the change in the last seven years of vessels coming to market and the products being fitted. Some would say the golden rules of strategic supply chain have been broken. 03 Oct 2013 - Boating Business

  • The email chain game

    Email offers a quick and easy method of communication and is now almost universally used by all types of organisations, says Anthony Young. But it’s important to realise that a seemingly informal communication can enter a company into legally binding arrangements. 28 Aug 2013 - Boating Business

  • Small craft standards

    ISO standards for small craft are developed in support of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD). 28 Aug 2013 - Boating Business

  • Too many cooks

    Imagine a boat designed by a committee, where each member is responsible for a different part of it and everyone is invited to make alterations to anyone else's part. Heath Robinson would have a field day! 28 Aug 2013 - Boating Business

  • Mandy Chapman

    Every month Alice Driscoll interviews an industry mover and shaker. This month it’s Mandy Chapman, co-founder with husband Neil Chapman of boatshed.com 28 Aug 2013 - Boating Business

  • New marketing needed

    Generally speaking, the way products are introduced and sold into the US boating market can be summed up as representatives, magazine/web advertising and boat shows. 28 Aug 2013 - Boating Business