Elliott Bay Yacht Sales Site


Elliott Bay Yacht Sales already had their own web site in addition to the complementary one provided by Yachtworld, but the folk who created it were long gone, and there was no way to update it. And, frankly, the good folk at EBYS didn't like the idea ebyssampleof paying a web master to make simple regular changes. It was a fairly straightforward task to get them online through the Joomla open source content management system. Their own hosting service still handles email and other online technology, but the site now resides with Meadow Point Publishing. Nancy at EBYS has already posted without too many headaches, and the site definitely has a more current look. Visit the site, poke around, and let me know what works and doesn't!


Canal Group Forms

Written by Kurt M Hoehne Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:06

canalgrouplogocolorIt's no coincidence that several of Meadow Point's customers work closely together. They all are focused on providing top quality products and services, and making sure customers hit the water with their vessel set up exactly the way they want. Because Coastal Marine Engine, Canal Boatyard, Pacific Fiberglass and Emerald Harbor Marine regularly refer each other customers, and because of their long track record of cooperation, it made sense to make those ties a little stronger and save some money in the process. The four companies have formed the Canal Group, and are committed to working together more closely than ever. Meadow Point's role is to do the public relations campaign and joint marketing efforts. These efforts include joint ad buys, web site, trade show support and (hopefully) much more.

Survival of the Funnest

My article, Survival of the Funnest, is in the November issue of Sailing World Magazine. Race Week is alive and well, and it was a great opportunity to tell the world a bit about that unique event. Jan Anderson and Hans Spiller shot most of the photos.

Who Will Take Care of the Kids?

img_3803(Wave Writer, September 2011)

Magnuson Developer Sues Seattle for $4 Million

We’ve all seen it, a relationship that seemed great from the outside. You know what I mean, that compatible couple with so much in common with no reason to split apart and every reason to stay together.

The next thing you know, they separate and start filing things in court. And, they both feel like victims. Counseling just doesn’t help at all.

Such is the case with the Building 11 mess at the Warren G. Magnuson Park in Seattle. The honeymoon appears over for the city and the developer, Building 11 LLC. To torture the analogy just a bit more, the kid involved, Sail Sand Point, and the very real kids it will serve in the decades to come, are caught in the middle.

Read more: Who Will Take Care of the Kids?


Coastal Marine Web Site

screenshotCoastal Marine Engine's web site – www.coastalmarineengine.com – fired up in January. Modelled after Volvo Penta's own web site but with several wrinkles all its own, it is clean and easy to navigate. The focus wasn't to wow anybody with bells and whistles, but to get information to customers, dealers and suppliers quickly and effectively. Another key to this site was to make it easy to update and maintain. The site was done in the Joomla! open source content management system. It was the first collaborative effort of Cube Free Media and Meadow Point Publishing.

What is Meadow Point Publishing?

Meadow Point Publishing, aka Kurt and colleagues, oversees the marketing programs of select companies. We create and implement ad programs, web sites and produce online and hard-copy newsletters. We manage public relations campaigns. Mostly, we make these efforts work together. Kurt writes the monthly Wave Writer column for Northwest Yachting magazine plus occasional features for regional and national publications. More about Kurt.


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