WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The number of new boats in the water is up 12 percent from last year at the 2014 Palm Beach International Boat Show, Show Management CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III told about 75 members of the media today on the first day of the show.
New boats with new and useful features sell. That notion seems to be ringing true at SeaVee Boats in Miami.
With a suite of new products across its Simrad, Lowrance and B&G brands, Navico aims to increase revenue this year by nearly 200 percent.
A new mapping technology from Navico serves as another example of the industry’s growing effort to make the boating experience mobile, with data that can be taken to and from the boat and disseminated through social networking.
Gyroscope stabilization has emerged as one of the fast-growing technologies on today’s recreational boats. Designers and boatbuilders are now creating spaces for the gyro installation during the planning stages of boat design. “With every boat we draw now, we have to have a planned space for [a gyro stabilizer],” said designer Michael Peters, owner of…more
MIAMI — Riviera Yachts introduced two new vessels at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and CEO Wes Moxey said the Australian company added 30 employees as business has strengthened.
MIAMI — The integration of propulsion and navigation technologies took another major step forward as Mercury announced at the Miami International Boat Show its partnership with Simrad to bring “glass dash” systems to market.
MIAMI — Sea Ray launched a fleet of luxury motoryachts Friday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show with the introduction of the L650 Fly, a two-bridge vessel powered with twin Caterpillar diesels mated to a joystick system by Glendinning.
MIAMI — Boat and engine companies packed opening day of the Miami International Boat Show with press conferences announcing new products. I ended up covering the introduction of five boats in five hours — models from Regulator, Boston Whaler, Contender, Chris-Craft and Scout.
MIAMI — Today is opening day of the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, but on Wednesday I had a chance to check out new products from Yamaha, Raymarine and Bayliner.