The National Marine Manufacturers Association said advance data show that new powerboat registrations were up 6.3 percent last year and that nearly all segments were higher.
West Marine reported 2016 net income of $6.5 million, which it said was a 44.6 percent increase from the previous year.
MIAMI BEACH — Attendees had the opportunity at Yachts Miami Beach to take a virtual-reality tour of the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht, which is slated to debut next fall at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Crestliner Boats said it is significantly expanding its portfolio with the addition of several deep-vee and mod-vee fishing models, the introduction of a new pontoon light and redesigns to four of its fishing boats.
The fourth annual USSA Superyacht Summit, a gathering of regional, national and international superyacht industry partners, will return to the West Palm Beach (Fla.) Marriott on March 21.
Trac Ecological said it has appointed master distributors SMS Superyacht for Southeast Asia and Brook Marine for the United Arab Emirates.
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MIAMI — Sea Ray Boats is hoping that its newest Sundancer will spur the industry’s lagging cruiser segment.
On the infrastructure side, improvements should benefit manufacturers, the firm said.
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The Providence Boat Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center was a day shorter this year, but saw a 10 percent increase in attendance.
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