Brunswick Corp. said it acquired BLA, Australia’s largest provider of boating, lifestyle and adventure products.
David MacFarlane and Jim Ewing are partnering to form Reliant Yachts, a new boatbuilding venture of power- and sailing yachts in Newport, R.I.
Twin Disc Inc. reported fiscal 3Q sales that were flat with last year and swung to a profit for the quarter that beat expectations by 12 cents a share.
An expanded Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show returns May 1-3 at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, Ohio.
The International Marina and Boatyard Conference posted a call for presenters, seeking speaker proposal submissions.
Nautique and Rhino, the vendor that supplies Nautique’s primary design software, partnered to help open a design center in an El Salvador school.
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ESSEX, Conn. — A small sampling of opinion from brokers revealed confidence and optimism about the way the year will play out.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Attendance at the 33rd annual Suncoast Boat Show increased 12 percent compared with 2014.
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