Deadline Extended For 2008 Marine Industry Web Award Nominations
Still time to enter the premier marine website competition
SEATTLE – November 20, 2007 – Boats.com and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced the deadline for entries in the 2008 North American Marine Industry Web Awards competition has been extended to December 15, 2007.
Boats.com and NMMA have presented the Web Awards annually since 2004 to recognize companies whose Websites demonstrate the highest levels of creativity in design, ease of navigation and presentation of up-to-date, relevant content for the boating industry.
“We are extending the deadline two weeks to give companies additional time to complete their submissions and ensure the broadest possible representation from all sectors of the marine industry,” said Debra Keene Bergeron, general manager of Boats.com and YachtWorld.com. “The Internet is rapidly becoming the preferred vehicle for generating qualified leads and driving sales of boats and accessories, and as the leading Web-based resource for the marine industry, we see these awards as a means of encouraging excellence and innovation in utilizing this valuable marketing tool effectively.”
Awards will be presented in four categories: Best OEM/Manufacturer Site, Best Marine Equipment Site, Best Dealer/Broker Site and Best Marine Site Overall. A fifth award, Outstanding Contribution to the Online Marine Industry, will recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of the Internet in the boating industry. Details and submission forms may be downloaded at www.boats.com/nawebawards/index.html.
The awards will be presented during a special ceremony at the 2008 Miami International Boat Show, which takes place February 14-18, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Winners will receive a trophy designed by world-renowned yacht designer Tony Castro.
About YachtWorld.com & Boats.com
Together, YachtWorld.com and Boats.com are the single most powerful and effective global marketing solution for the boating industry. With over 140,000 new and used boat listings worldwide offered by over 4,000 brokers, dealers and builders in 100 countries, YachtWorld.com and Boats.com are visited by over 4 million boating consumers every month who click through over 95 million page views. YachtWorld.com is the premier online sales channel for yacht brokers around the world with total boat listings in excess of 35 billion Euros. Boats.com provides marketing and Web services to new boat dealers and builders, and offers a “For Sale By Owner” classified service. YachtWorld.com and Boats.com have European headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and customer service representation in France, Germany, Italy, Holland and Estonia. Both companies are business units of Dominion Enterprises, based in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, is a leading media and information services company serving employment, real estate, automotive, recreation and industrial markets. The company operates a variety of technology businesses that offer Internet marketing, Website design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services including Advanced Access, PowerSports Network and Dealer Specialties. The company has more than 500 paid and free magazine titles such as The Employment Guide, For Rent, Harmon Homes, Cycle Trader and RV Trader with a combined weekly circulation of over 5 million, and more than 40 market-leading Websites such as EmploymentGuide.com, ForRent.com, Homes.com, and TraderOnline.com, reaching more than 8 million unique monthly visitors. The company has nearly 6,800 employees and 2007 annual revenue in excess of U$1 billion. For more information, visit DominionEnterprises.com.