WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —The 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show kicked off Thursday with a record number of boats that includes surges in megayachts and boats from 40 to 60 feet.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The marine industry in Palm Beach County continues to grow, fueled in large part by a $375 million development along the Riviera Beach waterfront, Palm Beach County officials said Thursday at a press briefing at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
For the 2016 model year, Kadey-Krogen Yachts is introducing the Krogen 58-foot EB (Extended Bridge) to give customers an open-air experience while underway.
Smoker Craft executive vice president and chief financial officer Ronald “Joe” Blackburn died March 22 after a five-month battle with brain cancer. He was 69.
The American Boating Congress will host two Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs as speakers at the general session.
More than 100 members of the sailing and cancer communities will gather in San Francisco on April 9 to launch Resilience Racing.
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Sea Tow founder and chief executive Capt. Joseph Frohnhoefer Jr. died peacefully Tuesday at his home in Southold, N.Y.
Correct Craft said Tuesday that it is entering the bass and walleye fishing markets with the acquisition of Bass Cat and Yar-Craft.
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Cobalt Boats is suing Sea Ray Boats, alleging that the company has infringed on Cobalt’s patent for a submersible swim step. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, contends that Sea Ray’s “reckless” infringement of the patent has caused Cobalt to lose sales.
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