This overview is representative of the services offered by Bruce Brown
Each year, we work to have our principles products
exposed at consumer shows within our territory. We are proud to have had our principles' products shown at the following
shows: Los Angeles Boat Show, Strictly Sail Pacific, Strictly Sail Long Beach,
the Hawaii Marine Industry Day Exhibition, and Outdoor Retail Show. We have also have exhibited at the Ko Ohlina Boat Show
(Honolulu, HI), the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle Show, Long Beach Yacht and Boat Show, Strictly Sail Long Beach, San Diego Boat
Show, San Francisco Boat Show, Fish Expo/Pacific Marine Expo, Houston Boat Show, New Orleans Boat Show, WorkBoat Show in
New Orleans, The Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, and the San Diego Boat Show. Our group
shows at all distributor shows and events in an effort to secure sales on behalf of the manufacturers we represent.
Our Associates have been actively involved with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (West Coast Advisory Board member), Sail America and the United
States Marine Safety Association. We lecture at US Coast Guard Safety Days for the regional Marine Safety Offices, at Strictly
Sail Pacific and at United States Sailing Association sponsored Safety at Sea Seminars. We are presenters at Maritime Industry
Days on behalf of the US Coast Guard. We provide training for the US Coast Guard and the commercial fishing industry (NOAA
observer training and Commercial Fishing Industry Safety Training sessions). We are invited presenters at the University
of California Sea Grant Programs, University of South Louisiana and Texas A & M Marine Safety Schools. We are involved
in on-board liferaft tests, Crew Overboard symposiums and the 2002 Volvo Ocean Race Safety seminar in Miami. We are invited
presenters at various boat manufacturer’s owners rendezvous events.
Our group provides staffing for training sessions at distribution sites, OEM production facilities, retail store locations
and consumer information sessions. We focus on sales training for our principle’s products. We create in store training
material that has been noted as superior by our customers. Our group was recognized as superior presenters at West Marine
University. We were recognized as a top presenter at Port Supply University. We created a highly regarded training piece
for in store training with West Marine. Our training of distributor sales teams
continues to be recognized as top level and produces results for our principles. Our involvement in training is recognized industry wide.
Brown is a USCG approved instructor for USCG 100-Ton License and STCW in-water
safety training and has completed a 16-hour AMSEA training seminar, a 48 hour Marine Safety Instructor Training
course and an STCW Instructor Training course. Bruce
has completed the training to manage Drill Instructor Training courses to satisfiy the Commerical Fishing requirments for on-board instructor training.
He is also an approved moderator for US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminars. Kirk Brown is involved
with training US Sailing Umpires across the United States.
Bruce Brown served multiple terms on the Southern California Marine Association Board of Directors. He has
served as the President of the Association twice, for two terms each time.
He has served as a Boat Show Chairman 5 times.
He was awarded the Byron Bronson Award in
July 2010 by the Scouthern California Marine Association Board of Directors to recognize his service to the Southern
California marine industry
We are members of Sail America - Bruce Brown has served
on the Strictly Sail Pacific Show committe for 5 years
We are members of the United States Marine Safety Association
Bruce Brown served on the Board of Directors and is a past Vice President of the Association.
Bruce Brown completed
a second term as President of the United States Marine Association in 2007-2008.
Bruce serves on the US Sailing Safety
at Sea Committee.
He is a member
of the US Sailing National Faculty
Bruce is the Chairman of the Safety at Sea Working Group on Training and Moderators
Kirk Brown serves on the US Sailing Appeals Committe and the Safety at Sea Committe. He attends
US Sailing Annual Meetings and has served the US Sailing Association as a representative at the ISAF Annual Meetings
We are members of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association.
Our commitment to informing the public and the trade about products, programs
and services has led us to incorporate proven sales techniques and methods from other industries. Computer generated training
materials are created as part of our service. We maintain a regular relationship with retailers outside the marine industry
in an ongoing effort to keep pace with the marketing shifts of the new century.
Bruce Brown served
as the chairman of the US Sailing Independent Review Panel for the fatal accident
involving the sailing vessel Aegean during the 2012 Newport to
a US Sailing Safety at Sea Moderator.
Kirk Brown is a certified
International Sailing Association Federation Match Race Umpire and has completed service as a umpire in the Louis Vitton Cup
eleminations for the America's Cup. He serves on many US Sailing committees. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the boating
community needs to our group.
Maintaining consistent efforts produce sales
gains for our principles. This decade requires sales techniques that present each manufacturers' unique offerings. We have
assisted in development of multi media presentations to generate sales with many of our accounts. From the creation of electronic
training aids and catalog pages to web site development, our group is involved in the technology of tomorrow to realize sales
today! Bruce Brown and Associates has been recognized by various principles as “The Top Sales Achievers”.