The first Bertram 35 will make the rounds at the fall and winter boat shows.

Full speed ahead for Bertram revival

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 New England marine preserve

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.

VIDEO: Calcutta Boats set to unveil 48-foot cat in 2017

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.

Put Future Materials on your must-see list

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.

Chris-Craft’s new Commander 42 leaves the dock for a demo run at the Hyatt in Sarasota, Fla., at the company’s dealer meeting in mid-July.

Commander of the fleet

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.

VIDEO: Bertram Yachts nears debut of new 35-footer

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.

Evinrude’s E-TEC G2 stands out for its acceleration and torque, but the engine’s fuel economy and low emissions are equally strong, BRP says.

A show of power

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., was chosen National Marina of the Year for 2015 in the large marina category.

Marina Jack just keeps on growing

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.

Record crowds jammed the exhibition hall at the 59th ICAST in Orlando.

ICAST outdoes itself again

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.

Chris-Craft debuts new models at dealer meeting

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.

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