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Old    billy d williams (billy2603)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-18-2008, 12:58 PM Reply   
As part of a marketing class, I have a project due that includes an industry analysis on the boating industry (my choice). I was hoping to get help finding information from anyone that would be willing. Please let me know if you have any info or links to where I can find info that may be of help in any of these areas:

1. Major manufacturer history (any "pleasure" boats, not just inboards)

2. Sales numbers by manufacturer (inboard, outboard, inboard/outboard, sailboats included)

3. Sales numbers by types (inboard, outboard, inboard/outboard, sailboats)

4. Sales numbers (total boating industry)

5. Top 10 in sales, Top 10 in growth

6. Geographic sales distribution

7. Global sales

8. Customer demographics info (age/income/sex/etc)

9. Growth trends (who is winning/losing - fishing/skiing/wakeboarding/deckboats?)

10. Percent of marketing budgets spent for events/magazine/tv/etc

11. Major suppliers - do manufacturers share common suppliers?

12. New industry entrants - who succeeded and who failed - why?

I know some of you have a lot of connections, so I appreciate any help or direction that is given!
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-18-2008, 1:42 PM Reply   
http://www.statisticalsurveys.com/index.aspx
Most of the data you need. It's for sale but they have sample data that can get you a start.
Old    Moxilla (mox369)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-18-2008, 1:55 PM Reply   
smart man!! outsourcing your research to a bunch of guys that are prolly bored at work...i wish i woulda thought of that, good luck on your project man
Old    billy d williams (billy2603)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-18-2008, 2:19 PM Reply   
I figured this would be the best place to go to get traffic from people that know people that know stuff.

Thanks Art, I sent an email on their contact page after checking out their samples - maybe they'll cut me a break on additional data

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