iboats.com Marine Forums Continue Rapid Growth

Press Release | April 19, 2005

United States

Salt Lake City, UT - April 19, 2005 - The consumer information Forums portion of iboats.com continues to experience very strong growth, with membership having increased by 39.3 percent in the last twelve months to 55,867 registered members, the company said in a press release today.

There are currently 22 different, specific boating, engines and fishing-related discussion groups offered on iboats.com. The total number of marine topics and questions discussed in these groups has grown over the last twelve months by 54.2%, from 73,291 to 113,017 topics. Also, the number of answers…or posts… to these questions has grown by 69.5%, from 409,998 to 694,789. The average number of answers per question has also increased to 6.1, up from 5.6 a year ago this April. iboats indicates that these are the largest boating-related forums to be found anywhere online.

"It is clear that there are very large numbers of boaters throughout North America and the world who need help on an extremely wide range of boating, fishing and other marine-related topics, and that iboats.com is helping to fill those needs through our free, large and powerful online keyword-search-capable Forums," said Bruno Vassel III, President and CEO of iboats, inc. "We also appreciate the dealers, manufacturers and many thousands of other very knowledgeable individuals who regularly participate in our Forums, helping to make the answers provided as correct and helpful as possible."

iboats, inc., located in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah is a privately held corporation that focuses on helping marine consumers and building the sales and profits of marine retailers through e-commerce. More information on iboats' dealer web marketing packages and other services is available at www.iboats.com or by calling 1-800-869-1686.


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