The new Bertram Yachts in September splashed hull No. 1 of the highly anticipated Bertram 35, built by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine. Meanwhile, the company began ramping up boat manufacturing and service operations at its own new plant in Tampa, Fla., drawing from the area’s experienced marine-industry workforce.
Recreational fishing will be allowed in the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the Massachusetts coast — a big win for the recreational fishing and boating industries as an important marine resource is preserved without public restriction, officials said Thursday morning.
Boat companies continue to push out big outboard-powered center consoles, including builders of power catamarans, but at least one small company on Florida’s Gulf Coast believes there’s room in the market for a big inboard-powered cat with a cabin.
The Future Materials hands-on exhibit at the center of the Composites Pavilion should draw big crowds at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, bringing together innovations from the marine, aerospace and automotive industries and some applied academic research.
Stephen Julius darted around the 42-foot Down East-style express cruiser during a demo ride, answering questions, pointing out key features and showing off the yacht’s meticulous fit and finish.
TAMPA, Fla. — Only six weeks after the purchase, the new Bertram Yachts is ramping up boat manufacturing and service operations at its new plant in Tampa, drawing from the area’s experienced marine-industry workforce.
Two big names in the outboard industry — Evinrude and Yamaha — introduced new product to their dealers and the media this summer.
Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla., is putting the finishing touches on a new branch of its business — a full-service boatyard for vessels as large as 65 feet that includes a 70-ton Travelift, dry-stack storage for 50 boats, a fuel dock, ship’s store, upgraded docks and power, and a team of seven technicians.
The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades drew a record 15,000 attendees to Orlando, Fla., July 12-15, with exhibitors reporting robust sales activity during a high-energy four-day show.
SARASOTA, Fla. — More than 150 representatives from Chris-Craft dealerships in the United States and around the world gathered here during the weekend for the opportunity to test the boatbuilder’s entire fleet, including the new flagship Commander 42 and the new Calypso 30 dual console.