Large boat shows concluded last weekend in Houston, Atlanta and Chicago, and organizers were upbeat about the results in all three cities.
Construction of the Numarine 32XP, the first unit of the Turkish shipyard’s new XP explorer vessels line, is underway with the fit-out of the steel hull and GRP superstructure.
Yachts Miami Beach said it will cater to VIP customers at the boat show aboard the Grand Floridian charter yacht.
For the first time, six life jacket loaner stands with 400 life jackets will be available to individuals and families attending the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Feb. 16-20 on Virginia Key at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin.
The American Boat & Yacht Council announced the election of three new members to its board of directors at its 63rd annual meeting and the election of four officers.
Ranger Boats said one of Missouri’s largest boat dealers has teamed with the brand to provide sales, service and support to the Warsaw area.
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The International Marina & Boatyard Conference said it sold out its exhibit floor space two weeks before the show.
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Attendance and sales gains continue and the mood again is upbeat at the final event on the fall schedule
Marina operators at IMBC will learn how best to prosper in an industry refueled by a flow of investment dollars
After the economic collapse of 2008, when the boating industry was scrambling, a trend began to take hold.
U.S. brokerage sales volume of 1,858 boats in November was in line with recent years — lower by 11 boats, or 1 percent, compared with the previous November.
Recreational boat sales posted their second consecutive month of weak growth in October, leaving the industry farther from the full-year gains forecasters were hoping for when 2016 began.