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.
Evinrude added 31 new boat manufacturer partners in North America since the introduction of its E-TEC G2 high-horsepower outboards in June 2014, according to parent company Bombardier Recreational Products.
MIAMI — For the last few years marine electronics companies have focused on giving boaters more accurate views of the water column and ocean floor with advances in sonar technology. Now these companies have begun to pump out products that improve user visibility above the water — in daylight and at night.
MIAMI — Sales figures show that consumers are hungry for saltwater outboard boats and builders responded on the opening day of the Progressive Miami International Boat Show with an onslaught of new vessels ranging from 19 to 41 feet.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kadey-Krogen Yachts vice president and partner Larry Polster said Thursday at Yachts Miami Beach that the company will soon launch a new model that’s “a true departure from any other Kadey-Krogen design.” The Kadey-Krogen 50’ Open is scheduled to be completed in late 2017 or early 2018. The company celebrated the…more