MDCE 2016: New offerings greet record crowds

ORLANDO, Fla. — A record number of marine dealer professionals are attending the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo this week at the Orange County Convention Center, which boasts a program packed with more educational and networking opportunities than ever before, organizers say.

Texas investor acquires Intrepid Powerboats

A Texas investor who was formerly a Cummins engine distributor purchased Intrepid Powerboats of Largo, Fla., vowing to maintain the builder’s high level of customer service while bringing capital to step up innovation and new-model production.

Vladimir Zinchenko, the new owner of Greenline, brought five boats to the show.

Greenline is back, recruiting dealers

Remember Greenline, the upscale cruising yacht with diesel/electric hybrid power? Well, the brand is back and under new ownership. The new Greenline, owned by SVP Yachts of Slovenia, brought five vessels ranging from 33 to 40 feet to the Fort Lauderdale show. The boats included the company’s first build, the Greenline 36 Hybrid.

FLIBS 2016: Numarine debuts 60 Fly

FORT LAUDERDALE — Responding to consumer demand for flybridge yachts, Numarine introduced its 60 Fly at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The Turkish company showed the boat with its new U.S. partner Bradford Marine.

FLIBS 2016: Builders debut wide range of new boats

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened Thursday with the introduction of dozens of new boats (everything from center consoles to motoryachts to jetboats), a testament to the marine industry’s vitality and continued developments in technology and boat design.

FLIBS 2016: Active Interest Media holds editors forum

FORT LAUDERDALE — Active Interest Media’s Marine Group on Wednesday hosted a meet-the-editors day, giving companies a chance to talk about their latest products, marketing initiatives and the overall business climate in the marine industry.

Attendance was on pace to set records, but Matthew caused many preregistered attendees to miss the show.

A rosy forecast in stormy weather

The 26th annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference got off to a fast start before Hurricane Andrew interrupted it, forcing exhibitors to leave early, keeping attendance from reaching record levels and forcing an early closing.

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