The Recreational Boating Leadership Council at the American Boating Congress in May fleshed out plans to increase participation by focusing on six crucial tasks, including attracting minority-group members and younger boaters and finding ways to make boating more affordable.
WASHINGTON — Two of the most active advocates for the protection and management of America’s marine fisheries on Tuesday were given the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Center for Coastal Conservation.
WASHINGTON — The Recreational Boating Leadership Council gathered at the 2014 American Boating Congress on Monday to hammer out plans to increase boating participation by focusing on six crucial areas, including luring younger boaters into the sport and making it more affordable.
Attendance at the 32nd annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla., was down by 6.8 percent compared with last year, but was 9.3 percent higher than at the 2012 show, according to Show Management, the company that owns and produces the show.
The glass bridge, with its huge high-definition multi-touch displays, has dominated the headlines in the world of electronics during the last 12 months. Garmin, Simrad, Raymarine and Furuno all offer some sort of uncluttered expansive grouping of displays for the helm station of today.
Tiara Yachts this summer will launch the second model in its series of coupe sport express boats with a 44-footer, the manufacturer announced Wednesday. The 50 Coupe made its debut last fall and was shown at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — I was surprised by the number of rigid hull inflatable boats in the 20- to 40-foot range — both open and pilothouse versions — that were on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.