Research & Education

Grow Boating continues to be committed to making strategic marketing decisions that are grounded in sound research and statistics.We share all learnings with the industry to help our stakeholders utilize the most cutting edge reserach and education to help grow their marine business. 

Marine Industry Marketing Summit

What good is knowledge, if we can't share it? Grow Boating hosts an annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit focused on provided the latest and greatest tactics in marketing to help you grow your business. This day long event is jam-packed with marketing experts both inside and outside the marine industry, who share their expertise and actionable tactics on digital, content and nurture marketing. This is an event you do not want to miss!  

First-Time Boat Buyer Study 

In 2016 Grow Boating conducted the most comprehensive research study done to date on First Time Boat Buyers. Our goal was to not only understand the first-time boat buyer and identify how they move from enjoying boating to becoming boat owners, but to better understand how we as industry can support them on their path to purchase. Visit the First Time Boat Buyer Research section to view the full study.  

How to Sell to the First-Time Boat Buyer

Watch. Listen. Learn. Through various educational partnerships, Grow Boating has sponsored presentations and workshops provided by some of the most savvy digital marketing and sales education experts in the game. We know that not everyone can be at every event, but we want to be sure we share all the learnings provided. Grab your marketing team and tune-in!

Web Referral Program 

The 2017 Discover Boating consumer campaign generated 3 million visits from Discover Boating's websites to boat brand websites and we set out to help quantify the value of those visits. But before quantifying them, it's important to undertstand the difference between a traditional lead and a web referral. Please watch these two short and informative videos to better understand how Discover Boating is benefiting your business. Visit the Web Referral Program section to learn more. 


Grow Boating is committed to providing educational webinars on a variety of subjects to help industry stakeholders grow their businesses. Recordings of all webinars are made available in this section, for stakeholders to view and share with their staff.