Ariel Pared and two friends that he grew up with in Miami — Ralph Torres and Moises Rodriguez — purchased SeaVee Boats in 1994. The trio has since established the brand as a major player in the high-end fishboat market with more than a dozen models from 29 to 43 feet.
For the first time, dock space for on-the-water exhibits and demonstrations will be part of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, which will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Mercury Marine has further buttressed its second generation of mid-range outboard offerings with three new engines — 75-, 90- and 115-hp 4-strokes — and unveiled its first in-house-built sterndrive engine, a 4.5-liter 250-hp MerCruiser.
The largest International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show is wrapping up today at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., with a record 11,000 registered attendees, 480 exhibitors and 1,000 media and editorial members, according to communications director Mary Jane Williamson.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A new report shows that interest in recreational fishing spiked last year with 4.1 million newcomers to the sport in 2013 —a substantial increase from the 3.5 million average new anglers-per-year between 2007 and 2012. The numbers were especially high among female and Hispanic anglers.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Two of the major marine electronics companies — Navico and Raymarine — pushed out lower-cost products at the 57th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades that are aimed at securing a high volume of buyers.