Boats Group to Launch Game-Changing Business Management Solution at Marine Dealer Conference & Expo 2013

by | Nov 8, 2013 | Boats Group, News

Norfolk, VA – (November 8, 2013) – Boats Group (Boats Group), the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates, and, will welcome visitors to its booth at this year’s MDCE conference with an exciting new experience for dealers.

Imagine a new approach to marine dealership management. Imagine one software platform that helps create better, stronger and more profitable businesses for marine dealers across the industry. Imagine an end-to-end solution that can save vast amounts of money and time – up to 82 work days of previous work time. At MDCE, Boats Group will introduce a new product that makes all this a reality, helping dealers become more efficient, functional, flexible and better connected with their customers.

Ian Atkins, senior vice president and general manager of Boats Group commented: “We are tremendously excited about this year’s MDCE conference and the game-changing product we will showcase for our customers. The product will be officially unveiled at MDCE where dealers will be welcome to come and experience it first-hand. We have always had close relationships with marine retailers, providing dealers and OEMs alike with a range of data and services for more than 25 years. This experience has given us a clear understanding of the market’s real needs, and has led us to develop a new end-to-end software platform that brings together not just our complete product suite, but also a complete range of business management tools, all on one system.  We feel certain a positive change is coming in the way our entire business sector operates, bringing real benefits to dealerships and customers alike, and I am confident we will be the ones to lead this change.”

Matt Gruhn, president, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, added, “With the proliferation of new technologies and platforms for the management of dealership operations, I believe a single platform that consolidates the management of all of these tools will be a welcome addition to the marine market.”

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About Boats Group

Boats Group (Boats Group) is the Internet partner of choice for the recreational marine industry and operates the three market leading web portals –, yachtworld.comand Boats Group is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company that provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting and data management services.  Boats Group has offices in North America (Norfolk, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia) as well as in Europe (United Kingdom and Italy) and Australia.  The company employs 150 people, has customers in 106 countries and advertises boats for sale in 166 countries.  In 2012, over 51 million unique visitors spent time researching products on Boats Group web and mobile sites, apps and social media outlets.  Boats Group’s global reach includes 23 localized web portals which are translated into 13 languages.