iboats.com, one of the leading Internet boating web sites announced today they just reached three major milestones within their online Boating Forums: (1) the number of answers to boaters questions, called “posts” passed the 2 million mark; (2) the number of questions boaters have asked on the iboats’ Forums just passed 300,000; (3) and the number of “members” who have signed up within these Forums passed 150,000 people.
The 300,000 different questions have received answers from an average of 6.9 different posts, an increase in answers per question of 14.8% over the last two years. Some specific questions receive as many as 50 or even 100 or more answers from different helpful boaters, mechanics, and other technicians, iboats.com said.
"There are large numbers of boaters throughout North America and the world who continue seeking help on a wide range of boating and marine-related topics,” said Bruno Vassel III, chairman and CEO of iboats, inc. “To give you a feel for how much our Forums are being used, some of the most popular topics, or “threads” include the following five,” said Vassel.
|Johnson & Evinrude outboards||71,636||398,927||5.6|
|Mercruiser, OMC, Volvo & otherI/O and inboard engines||36,076||261,934||7.3|
|Mercury & Mariner outboards||39,064||177,996||4.6|
|Boat topics & questions (not engine)||25,475||187,623||7.4|
|Boat restoration & building||12,028||104,103||8.7|
“The number of different boating-related Forum categories has increased to 27. Plus, there are now specific Forums for boat brands from 341 different manufacturers…everything from widely known brands including Sea Ray, Bayliner and Boston Whaler to many lesser- known brands such as Slick Craft, Bullet and Whitehouse Boats.”
Membership remains free to anyone wanting to participate in any way in the iboats.com forums, including being able to post questions and receive the monthly iboats.com Review e-newsletter and other promotional materials.iboats, inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah is a privately held corporation that focuses on building the sales and profits of marine retailers, and provided new boat information and e-commerce to consumers at www.iboats.com.