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    Trends impact marine industry

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    Survey results show that suppliers and end-product manufacturers are feeling the impact of a more competitive environment resulting from trends such as low-cost imports, price discounting and slow market growth due largely to a weak economy. These trends have caused many marine end-product manufacturers to diversify their businesses to compete more effectively. Awnings, tents, repair work and custom boat covers for used boats are some areas they have expanded into. Some major trends and their impacts to marine fabric suppliers and end-product manufacturers:

    For end-product manufacturers

    Trend: Downturn/poor economy

    Impact: Need to diversify/manufacture different products

    Trend: Lack of qualified employees

    Impact: Difficult to expand business

    Trend: Consumers buying used boats at great prices

    Impact: Lower new boat fabric sales

    Trend: Increase in boat repair/upgrade business

    Impact: Lower new boat sales; chance to diversify into repair business

    Trend: Inclement weather (cooler temperatures, floods in Midwest)

    Impact: Later delivery times; lower new boat/fabric sales

    Trend: Larger variety of boat covers available from catalogs/Web

    Impact: Lower sales of custom boat covers

    Trend: Increase in material costs (fuel, vinyl, foam, etc.)

    Impact: Less business, especially new business as prices to the customer have increased. Profitability is down because sometimes end-product manufacturers have to maintain or lower prices to keep customers from switching to competitors that are discounting their prices.

    For suppliers

    Trend: Poor economy

    Impact: Lower boat/boat fabric sales volumes

    Trend: Competitive pressure from low-priced imported fabrics

    Impact: Decrease in sales

    Trend: Competitors discounting prices

    Impact: Lower profit margins

    Trend: Soft new-model boat sales for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)

    Impact: Decline in marine fabric sales to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)

    Trend: Green movement

    Impact:Enhanced image; opportunity to sell new products to green market

    Trend: Consumers using boats for more leisure time activities

    Impact: Decrease in large boat sales due to increase in recreational/ski boat sales

    Jeff Rasmussen is a market research manager at the Industrial Fabrics Association International. He can be reached at +1 651 225 6967,

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