SARASOTA, Fla. — Florida boat dealers and marine retailers reported a high level of foot traffic and robust business activity with qualified consumers at the 34th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota on Sunday.
MIAMI — Garmin International this year has introduced an array of new electronics, including sonar, radar and multifunction displays, as well as wearable accessories.
Attendance at the 2016 Palm Beach International Boat Show increased by nearly 30 percent during the first two days of the event, but inclement weather prevented the heavy crowds from continuing through the remainder of the weekend, according to show organizers.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) used the Palm Beach International Boat Show to continue her fight to make it easier for foreign-flagged yachts visiting the United States to be sold to Americans.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — News coming out of the Palm Beach International Boat Show Thursday included a second boat from Bertram Yachts, a new 34-foot runabout from The Hinckley Co. and the announcement of yacht builder Sanlorenzo’s new financing partner.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach International Boat Show will be the largest in its 31-year history, with an increase of 8 percent in the total number of boats and a 25 percent boost in the number of boats over 100 feet.
After a successful 2015 that saw an 11 percent gain in revenue, Navico kicked off the new year by introducing an array of more affordable products and enhancements to its sonar technology in hopes of continued growth and possible acquisitions this year.
Throughout 2016 expect more high-tech sterndrive engine introductions and a new Volvo Penta IPS, as well as the debut of a Mercury outboard.
Now that the boat shows in Miami have concluded, the marine industry has begun to focus on preparations for the American Boating Congress this spring.
In the latest round in a legal tussle between two marine electronics heavyweights, Garmin has reassured its dealers and customers that it has not shipped any product with the technology the International Trade Commission says infringes on Navico patents.