CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, speaks often about the importance of making boating easier for the modern, time-strapped consumer.
Tropical Storm Erika has killed at least 12 people on the small island of Dominica and Florida boat owners have hauled boats and are bracing for the worst, as the storm is expected to hit the state by early next week.
The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association is addressing the U.S. marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions with a nationwide survey and a follow-up working session with experts at the Sept. 15-17 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Louisville, Ky., in September.
Austrian boatbuilder Frauscher Bootswerft GmbH has chosen Torqeedo to power its line of electric boats and yachts.
MasterCraft unveiled the new X26, the latest addition to its 2016 boat line.
Caterpillar Inc. said it plans a new round of layoffs to cut costs as declining revenue from global mining and construction activities erodes its bottom line.
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Yes, they are big names in our industry with lots of resources. But West Marine and MarineMax offer noteworthy examples of initiatives to increase fishing and boating participation that can be undertaken by any dealer recognizing the need to remain engaged with customers and prospects....more
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CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Volvo Penta of the Americas today gave a dozen journalists a sneak peek at its new sterndrive gasoline engines — two V8 5.3-liter engines in 300- and 350-hp models and a V6 4.3-liter engine with 280 horses. These powerplants use General Motors Generation V engines with increased technology.
The company expects to be able to announce the new owner or ownership group by Sept. 23.
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George Harris and his wife make boating with their two daughters, ages 17 and 12, a priority despite their busy schedules.
In September in Louisville, IBEX will celebrate its 25th show as the charging station for the industry’s brightest minds
‘Ham’ Hamberger brought Yamaha to the U.S. and mentored many during his 40-year career
Parmentier brings Marquis-Larson Group together for the first joint dealer meeting of the brands
Continuing June’s positive sales results in July, U.S. brokerages sold 2 percent more boats in July, at 12 percent higher prices, than they did in the same month last year.