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.
During the last 18 months, I have written several stories about the diesel/electric hybrid boats from Greenline Hybrid Yachts, a company based in Slovenia that has a growing presence in the States.
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.
Overall gate attendance at the 29th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show increased by 3.1 percent from 2013 and the show continues to grow at a steady pace.
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. — Organizers of the 2014 Palm Beach International Boat Show say overall attendance increased by 3.1 percent from last year.
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.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Canadian company that monitors ATM machines and heavy machinery launched a boat-monitoring system with smartphone alarm capabilities.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Active Interest Media’s marine group announced Thursday night that the company will again hold its Editor’s Choice Awards competition this year to recognize the best in powerboats based on design, innovation, technology and imagination. “We really want these awards to stand for something,” Bill Sisson, editor of three of AIM’s…more