Builders of outboard-powered center console boats reported strong sales at the Nov. 5-9 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, citing record revenue and promising follow-up business.
There is no disputing that the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., in 2016 and 2018. Whether the industry showcase for new products and innovation returns to Louisville, Ky., is up in the air.
SARASOTA, Fla. — About 40 domestic and international Pursuit Boats dealers are gathering here today at the Hyatt Regency to get their first look at two new boats from the Fort Pierce, Fla., builder — along with several other models ranging from 26 to 38 feet — and learn about what’s on tap in 2016.
Paul Mann Custom Boats is building its second 76-foot convertible sportfishing yacht, the North Carolina company’s 39th boat larger than 58 feet.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Pursuit Boats introduced two new models to journalists this morning and announced that it will debut its largest boat — a 40-foot center console — and a large dual console model at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Rec Boat Holdings this week introduced to its dealers and the media eight new boats from 21 to 27 feet across its four brands and sharpened its focus on developing the Wellcraft saltwater lineup.
Gasoline sterndrive development has become like a boxing match of late as two heavyweights punch and counter-punch with engines of the same horsepower, but dissimilar in size and made with contrasting strategies. Volvo Penta in late August countered the introduction of Mercury Marine’s new MerCruiser 6.2L V-8 with a 5.3-liter V-8 powerplant. Both Mercury and…more
This may have been the last year for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Louisville, Ky., as attendance this year was down 31.8 percent from the 2014 show in Tampa, Fla., and flat with attendance from the 2013 show in Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Electronics and electrical equipment continue to generate new and innovative products in the marine industry. Just look at the electronics category in this year’s IBEX Innovation Awards and its 25 entries.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The industry unloaded a ton of new product Tuesday at the 25th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the Kentucky Exposition Center, including engines in all three major segments (outboard, inboard diesel and gas sterndrive), electronics and electrical equipment and refrigeration.