The Miami Boat Show, held February 16–20, was a very successful event for Cummins Onan on two key fronts—connecting with industry partners and connecting with customers.
Many of our OEM boat-building partners were on hand, including Brunswick, Sea Ray, Hatteras, Sunseeker, Beneteau, Riviera and Ferretti. This provided a great opportunity to together explore new opportunities and further strengthen relationships. It was exciting to see the new models our partners had on display and the interest they generated among buyers. Riviera, an Australian company, reported record sales during the show.
Cummins Onan enjoyed a great booth location and attracted plenty of traffic, with engineers and naval architects particularly well represented. The staff from dozens of Cummins Onan dealers welcomed many interested buyers from around the world, including attendees from Asia-Pacific as well as Central and Latin America.
Barry Stamm, Marine Sales Manager at Cummins Power South, was especially pleased with the strong sales in the booth, prompted in part by special pricing in effect for the show. He observed that a majority of customer inquiries at the show concerned repowers, replacing existing engines and generators. In addition, our knowledgeable application and service engineers expertly addressed a wide array of both technical and service questions from booth visitors.
Our many thanks to all of you who visited our booth and to all those who made the 2012 show such a success. See you in 2013!