iboats.com and Southern California Marine Association Announce Internet Partnership

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Press Release | February 5, 2001

Los Angeles: The Southern California Marine Association (SCMA), a large trade association of Marine Retailers, announced that it has endorsed iboats.com, the leading supplier of marine retailer Internet business solutions, to be its exclusive Internet Partner for the Association and its 800 member retailers.

"We see the Internet playing an ever-increasing role in the marine industry. It is vital for us to partner with a company that truly supports marine retailers and that delivers increased sales and profitability for our retailer members," said Dave Geoffroy, Executive Director of SCMA.

"iboats.com was selected after evaluating several options, because its combination of retailer web sites, online e-commerce stores, boat classified listings and boat buyer leads has proven itself in our member test sites as a very powerful way for our members to sell more boats and accessories," continued Geoffroy.

Bruno Vassel III, President and CEO of iboats.com agrees. "Besides our integrated package of online business solutions, iboats also offers reach and traffic opportunities to retailers unavailable through any other means."

"For example," Vassel continued "when a typical dealer puts a boat on their Web site, it may be seen by 50-100 people in a 3-month period. At iboats.com we cross-list dealers' boats on our over 200 high-traffic marine-related web sites, exposing that boat to hundreds of thousands of people in that same time period. This, in combination with an online store and web site generates sales increases in a very cost-effective way."

The SCMA is endorsing iboats.com as the exclusive supplier of web sites for its membership.

The SCMA is a premiere non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting recreational boating in Southern California and sponsors four major boat shows in Southern California each year.

Founded in 1998, iboats.com is the leading supplier of marine Internet business solutions, providing web sites, online e-commerce stores, boat classified listings, and boat buyer leads to marine retailers. iboats.com is located in Salt Lake City, UT.

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