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Marine Business Journal

The following articles are covered in the November 1998 issue of the Marine Business Journal:

IMTEC Award winner, Windglider.
Sales Projections
In its fourth annual Marine Industry Outlook, the CIT Group predicts a negligible increase in boat sales for 1998, very little rise in 1999, but a possible accumulative rise of 3.8 percent over 1997 by the year 2000.
Imtec Report
A brief review of many of the IMTEC Innovation Award winners, from solid plastic boat fenders to pulsating battery chargers and adjustable transducers. Also new NMMA board members. (And see NewsBriefs, for more news about NMMA’s missing president.)

Mineral-Free Water
During the boat-washing process, spots normally get left behind after the final rinse. These spots contain minerals like calcium and magnesium and one way to eliminate them is to use the Spot Free system of filtration.

Seagoing power catamarans are becoming more
popular with the boating public. Their uses range
from offshore fishing to long-distance cruising and
their attributes aren’t that hard to sell.
Selling Power Catamarans
Once regarded askance, power catamarans are being produced in ever greater numbers by more and more builders. Apart from being fast, these boats also provide a stable platform for fishing and long-distance cruising.

Business Profile: D.I.Y. Marine
Using techniques perfected in the home building industry, D.I.Y.Ős line of marine accessories are packaged by the job…