FEBRUARY 2002 MAY 1999 THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE SCMA
IT’S BOAT The 46th
Show, March 2-10, at the Los Angeles
Convention Center is primed and
ready for another blockbuster nine-day
run to officially kick-off the west coast
“This is such a major event for the
recreational boating community that we
have people calling, e-mailing and checking
out our SCMA website by the hundreds on a
daily basis,” says Executive Director, Dave Geoffroy. “And I don’t think they’ll be disap-
pointed when they arrive at the boat show. We’ve sold out all the available space and
have started an exhibitor waiting list in order to accommodate as many as we possibly
can. I’m confident that we are ready for a spectacular boat show.”
Because of the anticipated response by the public, the SCMA Board of Directors at
their regularly scheduled January meeting, voted to extend the Southern California
Boat Show hours this year, staying open until 9pm on all weekday nights, and adding
one more hour to Saturdays, closing at 10pm. “It was the Boards’ feeling that we
needed to allow for later shopping on the weekdays and Saturdays,” said Geoffroy.
“With a boat show that occupies nearly a half million square feet of exhibit space,
people need as much time as possible to see everything that we have to offer. This
change should benefit both the general public and our many exhibitors.”
This year, as an added bonus to boat show visitors, the SCMA has formed a
partnership with the new Travel Expo show which runs during the final weekend of the
boat show in Yorty Hall at the Convention Center. Travel Expo and the boat show will
offer a joint $12 admission ticket which will provide entrance to both shows. The
intent is to attract plus attendance at both venues since people have already invested
their time and money to make the trip to the downtown area.
For more information about the 46th Annual Southern California Boat Show,
please call 888-BOAT-INFO or visit the website at www.scma.com.
GET SOME SCMA is pleased to announce that it is
holding an important pre-Southern California
Boat Show “Sales Revival Seminar” generously
winning motivational speaker, Tim Timmons,
who will put his personal spin and insights on
successful selling in today’s environment. In
OF THAT sponsored by Westmar Insurance on Wednesday,
February 6th at the SCMA headquarters in
addition, SCMA and Westmar Insurance will be
hosting a finger lickin’ good barbeque lunch
Orange, California starting at 11 am. “We’re just and some lively country tunes from the musical
trying to help build a fire with as many of our group, Southwind, for your added enjoyment.
members sales staffs as possible before the start If you haven’t already reserved a spot, please
TIME SALES of our giant Southern California Boat Show on
March 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center,”
comments SCMA Executive Director, Dave
call Stacy L. Freeman at the SCMA office
(714) 633-7581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
immediately. The more the merrier! There is a
REVIVAL… Geoffroy. “We promise that this will be an inspi-
rational, uplifting, go get’m kind of get-together
that will put everyone in the right frame of
nominal $10 per person charge for attending.
We urge all sales personnel to circle the
wagons and get revved up for the west coast’s
FEBRUARY 6, 2002 mind to do their best at L.A.”
Addressing the attendees will be award
biggest boat show of the year! Don’t get left in
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION PAGE ONE
ABOUT THE MEMBERS
is the official newsletter of the
Southern California Marine SHAKEDOWN TEST RESULTS IN FOUR DEATHS AT LAKE CASTAIC
Association, published On Friday afternoon, January 11, High Torque Marine (HTM) owner, Steve Coulombe, two HTM employees,
monthly, distributed to its Ken Lane and Nelson Brinkman, and HTM customer Chuck Wiseman died on Lake Castaic from injuries sus-
membership and related tained during a single boat accident while testing a new 30-foot HTM model. Because the lake was relatively void
of other boaters at the time, eyewitness accounts of the accident remain sketchy, however, it was reported that the
boating industry businesses.
boat appeared to bank to the left and roll over at an undisclosed rate of speed. By the time assistance arrived at
Submission of editorial the scene, the boat had sunk and only the body of Ken Lane was retrieved. During the week following the acci-
content for publication should dent, special deep-water dive teams were successful in locating and retrieving the other three bodies and portions
be directed to: of the boat. Funeral/memorial services for Steve Coulombe were held on Thursday, January 24 at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church in Canyon Country. A High Torque Marine Memorial Fund in the memory of Steve Coulombe,
SCMA Ken Lane, Nelson Brinkman and Chuck Wiseman has been established at Valencia Bank & Trust, 18710 Soledad
1006 E. Chapman Ave. Canyon Road, Canyon Country, CA 91351, routing #122241501, account #03216209. The SCMA extends its
Orange, CA 92866 deepest sympathies and condolences to all the family members and friends. This is truly a devastating loss to the
(714) 633-7581 Southern California boating community.
FAX (714) 633-9498.
ADVANTAGE HOSTS NEW YEAR’S OPEN HOUSE IN HAVASU
Advantage Boats hosted a very successful New
President: Mike Basso, Sr.
Year’s open house and factory-direct sale celebra-
Vice President: Nick Barron tion on January 4-5-6 at its Lake Havasu based
Treasurer: Bob Leach headquarters. Advantage promoted the event
Secretary: Don Williams through direct mail, radio, and print advertising,
targeting qualified buyers and current Advantage
owners interested in moving up in size. In addition
BOARD OF DIRECTORS to some rather aggressive pricing programs and
Jim Echolds low financing rate packages, Advantage also per-
suaded several marine performance aftermarket
Mike Guardalabene suppliers like Eddie Marine, Teague Custom
Ray Guy, Jr. Marine, Hot Boat Magazine, Lifeline, PFM and
Jim Hendricks Joker’s Wild to set-up supporting displays during
the open house. According to the Advantage sales
staff, the weekend event generated several sales of
Dan Klaas both new and used boats…a great way to start the
Jack Means New Year!
Harvey Wills Booking & Buying NOT and CLICK
TO CLICK ORTravel OnlineTOOffline
Many consumers are unsure of whether to use the Internet for researching or buying travel, and if so, when and how.
The Internet can be a powerful tool for researching travel, but when you’re ready to buy, the Internet can’t replace the
SCMA STAFF expertise of a trusted travel counselor.
Executive Director: David Geoffroy Ed Perkins, the consumer advocate for the American Society of Travel Agents offers some answers to commonly asked
Show Manager: Terry Tjaden questions.
Q. CAN I USE THE INTERNET TO PLAN A TRIP?
Business Manager: Debbie Harrigan A. Yes, at least partially. The Internet is great for facts and figures. Thousands of destinations have websites and these are
Sales/Marketing Manager: great sources for basic information like climate, weather, local transportation, special events/activities, etc. But the Internet
Stacy L. Freeman is seldom able to supply enough depth and detail to allow you to prepare a complete travel plan. You will still need to consult
with a professional travel agent before making your travel purchase.
Show Coordinator: Matt Meeker
Q. CAN I BE SURE OF GETTING THE LOWEST AIRFARE ON THE INTERNET?
Administrative Assistant: A. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Some really good airfare deals are sold only on the Internet, but they usually have
Carey Ann Alcocer specific restrictions you may not want. Also, if you need to change your ticket, or you make a mistake, customer service is
Government Relations: not a strong point of the Internet. In general, the online airfare price is about the same as you’d pay if you buy from a
Harry Monahan conventional travel agency.
Q. CAN I USE THE INTERNET TO FIND THE BEST FLIGHT SCHEDULE?
Advertising: A. Yes, usually. Many websites permit you to specify schedules and search by minimum travel time rather than minimum
Bob Brown, Media Direction time. However, some sites exclude important low-fare airlines from their searches. Also, sometimes it is difficult to discern
Public Relations: the flight itinerary or the number of stops and length of layovers.
VL Communications If you have specific travel questions, or would like to book a special trip, or find out about some special SCMA discount
travel packages, please call Carefree Vacations at 800-795-0720 and mention you are an SCMA member for added discounts.
PAGE TWO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION
MEMBER NEW WELCOME
APPROVED AT THE
JANUARY 15, 2002
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SCMA TO OFFER Premium finishing products
Several months ago, Board members discussed the need for an industry “standardized” vessel purchase agreement
OF THE MONTH
which could be used by any SCMA member engaged in selling new or used boats. The objective was to create a template
style contract form with updated purchase provisions and disclaimers that would protect both the seller and buyer. A “Our greatest glory is
vessel purchase agreement committee was formed consisting of Jack Means, Marie Schock and Dan Klaas to oversee this
project. SCMA attorney Thomas Ramsey was enlisted to render legal clarifications and proper wording. After numerous not in never falling,
drafts and reviews, this document will soon be available on CD from SCMA. It has been created in such a way that the
template form will appear on your computer monitor, and by simply clicking on the appropriate boxes, all necessary but in rising every
information may be entered and then printed out when complete, ready for buyer signatures. This can be done in your
dealership, at a boat show or at any location with a computer. If you are interested in finding out more about this new time we fall.”
“standardized” vessel purchase agreement CD, please contact the SCMA office at (714) 633-7581.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION PAGE THREE
by Dave Geoffroy
I n general, the marine business environment seems to be improving. Reports from
early boat shows across the country are positive and encouraging both with atten-
dance and sales. The New York Boat Show for example had strong attendance and sever-
al exhibitors said they experienced record sales. On the West Coast, both the Seattle and
San Francisco boat shows fared well. With interest rates still at very attractive levels and
gasoline prices remaining in the very affordable range, consumers seems to be seriously
thinking about going boating this season, and that’s a very good sign.
SCMA’s 46th Annual Southern California Boat Show at the Los Angeles Convention
Center is now less than thirty days away, and I’m pleased to report that the show is a virtual
sell-out. Major exhibitors are gearing up for anticipated strong demand, especially since the
show dates this year are closer to the actual start of the boating season. Our entire staff
hopes to have an opportunity to see all of our members at this great boating tradition.
I would also like to extend my personal invitation to everyone involved in selling to
attend our February 6th “Sales Revival Seminar” at the SCMA headquarters. This promises to be an inspirational gathering with a great motivational speaker,
Tim Timmons, delivering an important message on how best to succeed. What better way to get in the proper mood for the year’s largest boat show.
Members should also stay tuned for an upcoming announcement regarding the availability for an SCMA produced “standardized vessel purchase agree-
ment” contract. This new document should be of significant benefit to all our members who are engaged in selling new or used boats.
Unfortunately, on January 11th, a terrible boating accident occurred on Lake Castaic. High Torque Marine’s owner, Steve Coulombe and three associates
were killed while testing a new high performance sportboat at the lake. I know you will join me in offering condolences to their families. In lieu of flowers, the
family has asked that contributions be made to the High Torque Marine Memorial Fund established by the victims families. Please see page 2 of this newsletter
for details on how you can support this cause.
COME FLOAT YOUR BOAT…
The Nautical Inn, the resort icon of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, has
formerly announced that a complete property renovation project has begun,
GET TO KNOW…
According to California’s
Department of Motor Vehicles, the PTI
Commercial Vehicle Registration Act of 2001 (CVRA), effective as of
January 1, 2002, changes the way the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) will register commercial motor vehicles and trailers. Under the
with the first phase, approximately 90 new beachfront rooms, scheduled for CVRA, most trailers will no longer be registered annually. Most trailers
completion in July 2002. The announcement was made by Nautical Inn General will be converted to the Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) program
Manager, Jack Skinner on January and renewed every five years.
22 during an on-site press confer- Basically the plan works this way. There is now a $20 fee for original
ence. “We’re very excited about the registration or conversion of trailers under the PTI program. The trailer
future of the Nautical Inn and the owner may request a new PTI plate, or keep the existing plate in which a
City of Lake Havasu,” said Skinner. special PTI sticker will be issued to attach to the plate. Once registered
“It’s been a long wait, but we’ve under the PTI plan, PTI renewal is due once every five years at a flat cost
finally overcome all the hurdles in of only $10.
our path, and we’re now proceed- It is important that all boat dealers involved in selling boat trailers
ing with a $7 million project this become aware of this new law and how to implement it. It is recom-
year, with more to come. It’s our mended that you contact your local DMV field office, or call the DMV
intention to create the finest water Customer Communications Section at (916) 657-6560 in order under-
recreation oriented resort facility stand all the implications of this new program.
in the western United States.”
Skinner also announced that the Nautical Inn was going to host the first-
ever “Float Your Boat” weekend extravaganza, April 13-14. “We thought it craft owners. Among the many planned activities are: an on-the-water treasure
would be fun for boaters if they had an official opening of the boating season. hunt with prizes, kid’s beach games, a taste of Havasu food fair, an in-water
Because we usually have ideal weather in April, it seemed like a natural oppor- boat show with demo rides, a Saturday night party with live music at the new
tunity for boaters to visit us here in Lake Havasu and get out on the water.” Tiki Terrace, a Sunday champagne brunch plus more. If you want additional
The “Float Your Boat” weekend is open to all boaters and personal water- information or make reservations, please call (800) 892-2141.
PAGE FOUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION
WATCH by Harry Monahan
Governor Gray Davis has released his proposed 2002-2003 state budget, including $88,652,000 in expenditures for the Department of Boating and
Government Davis’ budget will fund public access boating facility projects, boating law enforcement programs across the state, and programs to
enhance safety on the water for the state’s four million boaters,” said Director Raynor Tsuneyoshi.
Funding for the Department is derived primarily from boating gasoline taxes (state and federal), vessel registration fees, and loan repayments to
the Harbors & Watercraft Revolving Fund.
Boating and Waterways’ proposed budget includes $19,298,000 for loans to public agencies to construct and improve marinas; $3,750,000 to be
made available for loans to private sector marina owners to construct and improve marinas, $16,665,000 for grants to public agencies to construct
and improve boat launching facilities; $9,792,000 for capital outlay projects to construct and improve boating facilities on state lands; $9,025,000 in
aid to local agencies for boating law enforcement; $6,513,000 for beach erosion control; $3,603,000 in federal funds for a variety of safety and
education boating programs; $750,000 for abandoned watercraft abatement grants; $1,753,000 for vessel sewage pumpout grants, and $1,100,000 for
a transient docking facility grant program.
Program Highlight: Of the $9,792,000 capitol outlay budget, $4,395,000 is for the Boating Instruction Safety Center (BISC) construction
program, including $3,822,000 for working drawings and construction for a BISC at CSU/Channel Islands at Channel Islands Harbor, and $128,000
for preliminary plans for a BISC at California State University/Sacramento at Lake Natoma. These new facilities will allow for both on-the-water and
in-the-classroom boating safety education and instruction.
The Department’s current budget for the 2001-02 fiscal year totals $102,755,286.
SCMA COMMENTS: The Governor’s budget section for DBAW contains two controversial items: (1) a $26.6 million allocation of boating fuel taxes
to the Department of Parks and Recreation, ostensibly for boating maintenance expenses at the state parks; and (2) $6.5 million from the fuel tax pool
for beach erosion. SCMA, along with NCMA, NMMA, the Marina Recreation Association and other boating organizations, has protested these items.
SCMA protested the beach erosion allocation on the basis that it is an inappropriate use of boating fuel taxes which are earmarked for boating
oriented purposes. Traditionally, DBAW supervises the state beach erosion program, but this operation is funded from the state’s General Fund, not
the boatowner’s fuel taxes.
The $26.6 million to the Department of Parks and Recreation represents more than doubling of the annual allocation to that agency. The marine
associations claim there is no reason to presume that boating costs to the Park agency have doubled since last year. The Park Department is required
to substantiate its claim for boating expenses in order to qualify for the fuel tax revenues.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION PAGE FIVE
OPTIONS FOR YOUR
Premier Warranty Solutions, (PWS),
in Carlsbad, California has entered into
an exclusive agreement with American
Pro-Tech Marine, allowing it to appoint
boat and yacht dealers/brokers along the
west coast to market and sell extended
service contracts on both new and used
boats (power and sail) and personal
watercraft. According to PWS, American
Pro-Tech Marine offers extended service
contracts which provide for the repair of
the hull, mechanical and electrical parts
and components, as well as certain of the
vessels’ creature-comforts, factory
installed electronics and other equipment
important to the enjoyment of the vessel.
“Boats and yachts are getting more
expensive and their systems more
complicated with every passing year,”
says Arlan Brown, President of Premier
Warranty Solutions. “That’s why
extended service contracts are so
important to the continued worry-free
operation of today’s watercraft.”
The 2002 boating season is fast approaching and so is the count-down to the April 18-21 10th Annual Orange
According to Automotive News, the County Boat Show at the Anaheim Convention Center. “We expect another great turn-out at Orange County,”
sale of extended service contracts in commented SCMA Executive Director Dave Geoffroy. “Now in its tenth year, Orange County has really established
automobile dealerships have become a a loyal following of boat show attendees. We’ve enjoyed a steady pattern of growth, both in the number of
major profit center in recent years. exhibitors and in attendance, over the past decade. Given the current level of optimism around the boating indus-
Virtually every retail auto dealership try, the Orange County Boat Show should again produce significant sales opportunities for our exhibitors.”
offers, and actively sells extended service The Orange
contract protection to its customers. County Boat
The basic American Pro-Tech Marine Show at the
contract provides coverage for most of Anaheim Convention Center is scheduled for four days, April 18-21. Show hours are: Thursday, noon to 9pm;
the vessels’ systems including the hull, Friday, noon to 10pm; Saturday, 10am to 10pm, and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Adult admission is $9.00, children 12
engine, transmission, steering, electrical & under are free.
components, certain electronics and the
The Orange County Boat Show exhibitor brochure and space application is now in production and will be
list goes on. Options to the basic plan
mailed early February. If you need additional boat show information, or an extra brochure/application, please call
include packages to cover everything
the SCMA office at (714) 633-7581.
from the GPS to live bait tanks and even
to air conditioners and galley equipment
if installed by the factory.
According to Brown, American
Pro-Tech Marine plans have excellent
financial backing. The program is
SCMA HOSTS MARINE
secured by America Re Insurance, a
division of Munich Re, rated A+ by A.M.
Best, the Standard and Poors of the
Premier Warranty Solutions has
recently added Ron Collins, a long-time
The SCMA played host to another in a series of valuable input on his own boat show success stories.
yacht broker in the San Diego area, as meetings involving various marine market segments.
Regional Manager servicing the south The discussions centered on establishing and
A meeting was held for manufacturer’s representatives maintaining brand name positioning, boat show par-
coastal region of Southern California. on January 23, 2002 at the Balboa Yacht Club.
For more information about how to ticipation and dealer involvement. A game plan is
become an authorized distributor of The meeting had a roundtable format creating an being generated based on the feedback and ideas that
these extended warranty contracts, open forum for representatives to interact with the were voiced.
please contact Arlan Brown, SCMA, distributors and dealers. The turnout was A second meeting is in the planning stages to
(760) 431-5792, or email impressive, with key representative groups in atten- implement the new programs. Details to follow.
email@example.com. dance. Harvey Wills led the meeting and provided
PAGE SIX SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
CHAMPION BASS BOATS PURCHASED MARINE INDUSTRY LEADERS COMMENT
BY GENMAR ON 2002 PROSPECTS
In their continuing pursuit of acquiring distressed marine companies, THOM DAMMRICH, President, NMMA: “I think the marine industry will
Genmar has rescued bankrupt Champion Bass Boats and plans to incorporate see a good recovery in 2002, with growth in both unit and dollar sales, but
various models into its growing collection of boat brands. Champion was not quite reaching the peaks of 1999-2000. My concern today is that when
forced to seek protection under bankruptcy laws in November 2001 after sales take off again in the first half of 2002, we won’t be able to meet demand
several creditors and ten employees filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition. because inventories are now too low. Watch for an upturn in consumer
Champion employees filed complaints with federal and state agencies confidence, make sure you have product to sell, and the marine industry will
claiming that the company had failed to pay wages and engaged in possible resume good growth.”
GEORGE BUCKLEY, Chairman/CEO Brunswick: “Given the 2001 tax
refund, low interest rates and low gas prices, there is a lot out there to
FOUNTAIN RECEIVES $3 MILLION
stimulate the economy, which bodes well for our industry. We agree with
economists who are expecting to see a recovery beginning in the second half
of the year.”
Fountain Powerboats has successfully obtained $3 million of new long-
term debt refinancing which will improve cash flow and help keep the cash-
IRWIN JACOBS, Chairman, Genmar: “I expect the biggest year in terms
strapped company afloat despite poor sales results during the third quarter of
of volume in Genmar’s history, but certainly not the best year in terms of
2001. Although liabilities exceeded assets as of September 30, Fountain was
able to raise an additional $3 million from General Electric Capital Corp.
Fountain also announced that Hannah Hale will join its management team as
PHIL KEETER, President, MRAA: “I feel the recreational boating industry
Chief Financial Officer, replacing David Simmons who took early retirement
will see some margin of recovery in the first quarter of 2002. The first
due to family medical conditions.
quarter is basically “boat show season” for our industry and I believe we will
see fairly steady attendance.” If we could maintain constant numbers for the
UNITED STATES SAILING ASSOCIATION NAMES first two quarters of 2002, as compared to the first two quarters of 2001, I
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR think we would be on the way to some solid growth and recovery.”
Nicholas Craw, a two-time national champion auto racer and former NORM SCHULTZ, President, Lake Erie Marine Trades Association: “There
director of the Peace Corps, has been appointed Executive Director of the are four factors that make us optimistic recovery is at hand; Federal Reserve
United States Sailing Association. Before joining US Sailing, Craw served for actions, pent-up demand, manufacturer initiatives and White House
17 years as president and CEO of the Sports Car Club of America, a 60,000 leadership.”
member nonprofit organization. Craw succeeds Terry Harper, US Sailing
Executive Director for the past 7 years.
ASA SAILING FISH and GAME SCRAP
SCHOOLS OF THE PROPOSED OFFSHORE
YEAR RECOGNIZED The Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to close massive fishing areas
along the pacific coast and make them marine reserves has been abandoned.
The American Sailing Association (ASA) of Marina del Rey, California has
announced the recipients of its prestigious 17th Annual Sailing School of the Department of Fish and Game Director, Robert Hight said that future attempts
Year Awards. The yearly awards are given to one school in each of four at creating offshore marine reserves would include public participation in the
geographic national regions. This year’s winners are: development of the plan.
Western: Harbor Sailboats, San Diego, California According to Bob Fletcher, president of the Sportfishing Association of
Northeast: New Jersey Sailing School, Point Pleasant, New Jersey California, “We have gotten a bit of a reprieve, and the opportunity to be there
Southeast: Blue Water Sailing School, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from the beginning to help develop some alternatives. That doesn’t mean,
Central: Bay Area Sailing School, Kemah, Texas however, we won’t get any reserves in the future.”
Sailing school graduates rate their alma mater on its merits in a number of Fletcher credited the huge public outcry over the issue for the action Hight
critical categories. An “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” or “poor” rating appears on the took. Recreational Anglers, United Anglers of Southern California and the
evaluation form for each of eight questions. Quality of materials, course objectives, Sportfishing Association of California among others, rallied together to voice their
organization, safety and student participation are among the subjects to which displeasure over the lack of science involved in developing the Department’s
students respond. Students send their evaluations directly to ASA headquarters. original closure plan. Hundreds of saltwater anglers showed up at Fish and Game
Every one of ASA’s 200+ commercial sailing schools has a chance to win School of Commission meetings, signed petitions or wrote the director and commission.
the Year honors. A mathematical formula allows schools with fewer students to Until a new masterplan can be created, the Channel Islands National
compete on an even basis with larger training facilities. The numeric system Marine Sanctuary and its closure issues remain independent of the Marine Life
resembles the familiar practice of grading on a curve. Protection Act.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION PAGE SEVEN
IMPORTANT SCMA DATES CLASSIFIEDS
fr2002 SCMA members are encouraged to place no charge ‘classified’ ads at
their discretion. Please send classified copy to the SCMA office at (fax)
AVAILABLE: Secure inside dry boat/RV storage. A limited number of spaces now
available at Rex Marine in La Verne, CA. Security system in use. Have access during
business hours 5-days a week. Cost is $7 per linear foot, including trailer to prop or
MARCH 2-10, 2002 jet (total length). Minimum space rental is $125 per month. Contact Mike or Shelbey
46th Annual Southern California Boat Show Guardalabene (909) 392-7300 — e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles Convention Center
WANTED: Service dealer in Marina del Rey needs MerCruiser/Volvo technician.
Experienced only. Factory trained a plus. Salary commensurate with job history. Full
time — 4-day work week. Call (310) 823-2458.
APRIL 18-21, 2002
10th Annual Orange County Boat Show WANTED: Bayport Yacht Sales is looking for sales team members with experience
in selling big ticket items. Must be extremely self-motivated and capable of dealing
Anaheim Convention Center
with upscale customers. Marine industry knowledge a plus. Bayport represents two
major power boat brands — 15 to 20 new yachts in stock at all times as well as bro-
kerage listings. Offering generous commission compensation structure ($100,000+
JUNE 5-9, 2002 potential), with a draw against commissions, 401K plan and optional health insur-
16th Annual Spring Boat Show ance. Fax resume to: (949) 548-8925 or email: email@example.com.
Fairplex, Pomona WANTED: Almandor Dock Supply is looking for a Southern California/Western
Arizona sales rep for EZ Dock Floating Dock products. Must reside in this area.
Familiarity with floating docks desirable, but not necessary. Compensation includes
SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2002 base plus commission. Must have clean DMV record and be willing to travel as neces-
International Sail & Power Boat Show sary. Contact Brett Womack, Almandor Dock Supply, (800) 654-8168.
Long Beach Convention Center & Downtown Marina
NOW AVAILABLE: New, “jumbo” indoor deluxe boat storage units near the
Advantage Boats factory in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Lots of space — low
introductory rates. Call (928) 680-7191.
Orange, California 92866-2111
1006 East Chapman Avenue
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