The Recreational Boating Leadership Council met Monday on the first day of the American Boating Congress. Shown are Peter Durant (left), of Sail America; Jim Coburn, of Coburn and Associates LLC; Carl Blackwell, of Discover Boating; and Joe Lewis, of the Mount Dora Boating Center.

ABC 2015: Leadership council meets on industry future

WASHINGTON — The Recreational Boating Leadership Council met here Monday, marking concrete progress in strengthening industry advocacy, the promotion of youth boating programs and diversity in boating, and the marketing efforts of the Discover Boating campaign.

Suncoast Boat Show reports attendance gain

SARASOTA, Fla. — Attendance at the 33rd annual Suncoast Boat Show increased 12 percent, compared with 2014, and exhibitor participation at the three-day show was up 7 percent, organizers said.

The show gives consumers 
another chance to purchase a boat 
if they have missed the Miami shows.

A record turnout at Palm Beach

Organizers of the 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show say attendance jumped by 17 percent from last year, and manufacturers, dealers and brokerages report strong sales and promising leads.

Attendance was up 17 percent at this year's Palm Beach International Boat Show, which is in its 30th year.

Palm Beach show reports attendance boost

Organizers of the 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show say attendance increased by a whopping 17 percent from last year, with manufacturers, dealers and brokerages reporting that the docks were bustling with enthusiastic buyers and sales were strong.


Organizers tout growth as Palm Beach show opens

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —The 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show opened Thursday with a record number of boats that includes surges in megayachts and boats from 40 to 60 feet.

Bob Healey, of Viking, speaks Thursday at a panel discussion at the boat show about marine industry growth and waterfront development in Palm Beach County.

Officials outline Palm Beach County waterfront development project

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The marine industry in Palm Beach County continues to grow, fueled in large part by a $375 million development along the Riviera Beach waterfront, Palm Beach County officials said Thursday at a press briefing at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive for sterndrives has dual front-facing props.

A horse race with no finish line

The horsepower race heated up this winter as Mercury and Seven Marine each introduced their most powerful 4-stroke outboards ever.

Common rail direct fuel injection helps make this Cummins diesel more efficient while enhancing its performance.

The race to green

Although alternative energy sources such as electric, solar, propane and natural gas continue to inch their way into the marine market, the advances in diesel and gasoline engines in the past five years already have boosted the environmentally friendly factor on the water.

Lehr LLC introduced its fifth propane-powered outboard motor. The Lehr 25 joins the 15-, 9.9-, 5-, and 2.5-hp motors.

Lehr debuts 25-hp propane outboard

Lehr LLC introduced its highest-horsepower propane-powered outboard ever — the Lehr 25, which joins a fleet that consists of 2.5-, 5-, 9.9- and 15-hp models.

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