VIDEO: Scenes from the Barcelona boat show

BARCELONA, Spain — The producers of the Barcelona International Boat Show, which wrapped up Sunday in the Mediterranean port city, reported 53,000 visitors at the five-day show.

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Spain attempts to build up recreational boating

BARCELONA, Spain — Walking the docks and chatting with locals at the Barcelona International Boat Show, an American boat show veteran can see and hear many of the same challenges and successes that builders and dealers find stateside, but on a much smaller scale.

Sea Hawk Paints executives plead guilty in banned-coating case

Four executives at New Nautical Coatings, doing business as Sea Hawk Paints and Sea Hawk Refinish Line, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Florida to criminal charges in connection with a scheme to unlawfully sell a marine coating that contained an unregistered pesticide.

Friends and business partners Brad Martin (left) and Jon Boswell launched Engineered Marine Coatings to become players in the marine coatings market.

Strokes of genius

A couple of young entrepreneurs have entered the marine coatings market with a product they say will shake up that industry segment.

Site ownership change won’t affect Newport shows

Newport Harbor Corp., which has owned the annual boat show in Newport, R.I., since its launch in 1970, assures exhibitors that the show will go on as always despite the pending sale of its Newport Yachting Center venue.

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