Brunswick Corp. saw a softening in its aluminum boat segment, primarily due to continued economic and currency uncertainty in the United States, but did experience some gains in engine sales in Europe in the first quarter as the dollar weakened some.
Dometic Corp. president Frank Marciano is responding to a lawsuit that alleges the company knowingly sold defective refrigerators that caught fire on five RV owners’ vehicles.
West Marine Inc. reported first-quarter net revenue of $130.4 million, an increase of 2.6 percent from the same period last year.
The Beneteau Group said it grew faster than its markets in the first half of its fiscal year, with good sales momentum in the boat sector — particularly in Europe.
Benetti has launched the Crystal 140 BY006 M/Y Equus for a European owner.
Zodiac Nautic North America has made two corporate appointments.
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All segments of the industry will bring their voices to the American Boating Congress in D.C. May 9-11...more
Every marine dealer, marina operator and service supplier should be a member of their state and/or local marine trade association. The positive return on the extremely low dues investment is always a hands-down good deal....more
With the Catawba Island (Ohio) Boat Show starting off the Great Lakes boating season this weekend, dealers everywhere should be encouraging their customers to make plans to do more cruising, fishing and enjoying more days on the water than in many recent years. And especially for those planning to cruise, dealers can recommend a new online cruise-planning course....more
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Brunswick Corp. reported 9 percent first-quarter revenue growth.
The marine industry saw its lowest export year in 11 years in 2015 and saw imports grow for a fifth consecutive year.
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Dougherty remained active in the industry until his retirement last November.
As founder of the Singleton Marine Group, which merged with Legendary Marine in October 2014 to form OneWater Marine Holdings, Austin Singleton is trying to give successful boat dealers who have no succession plan a way out.
Chaparral and Robalo Boats president Jim Lane of Valdosta, Ga., died March 19, losing a long struggle with leukemia. He was 73.
After a disappointing start to the year, recreational boat sales rebounded in February with strong single-digit gains that suggest the big Miami boat shows and smaller regional events attracted a significant number of buyers.
After a couple of sluggish months, brokerage sales in the U.S. got a positive bounce in March, gaining 10 percent from March 2015, with 2,443 boats sold.