The 57th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., this summer, drew a record 11,000 registered attendees, 480 exhibitors and 1,000 media representatives.
As we approach boat show season, boat manufacturers have begun bombarding us with press releases announcing new product. Keep them coming.
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.
Tiara Yachts will take another step to grow its next generation of modern yachts with the introduction in early August of the 44 Coupe.
The Maverick Boat Co. expanded the Cobia family/fishing center console fleet with the addition of a new flagship —the Cobia 344 CC.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — I was standing in the sound lab at Plant 12 of the Product Development and Engineering testing center at Mercury Marine’s manufacturing headquarters.
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.
For the second consecutive year, the Maverick Boat Co. corralled some of its key vendors and held a promotional media event on the east coast of Florida.
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.