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.

ICAST 2016: Marine Accessories Pavilion draws large crowds

ORLANDO, Fla. — Exhibitors at the new NMMA Marine Accessories Pavilion fielded a consistent flow of business activity on the first day of ICAST as they signed purchase orders, met new customers and networked with potential business partners on Wednesday.

Johnson Outdoors captured the overall Best of Show award at ICAST for its Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor. Company employees are shown at the Chairman's Industry Awards Reception.

ICAST 2016: Exhibitors receive new-product awards

ORLANDO, Fla. — ICAST organizers handed out two dozen Best of Show awards Wednesday night as the world’s largest sportfishing show wrapped up day three of the four-day event at the Orange County Convention Center.

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