There’s a boat for every budget. That’s the value message the Recreational Boating Leadership Council wants to convey.

Growth panels ‘gain traction’

On the heels of its seventh meeting, the Recreational Boating Leadership Council, born of the Great Recession, is beginning to produce tangible results in its mission to benefit the industry.

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Winter weather hurts Providence show attendance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gate attendance fell slightly at the Providence Boat Show, but organizers today attributed the decline to a quiet New England winter that suddenly awakened with several inches of rain-soaked snow on Saturday and the promise of a blizzard sweeping through the region tonight and tomorrow.

The New York show is being held this year on mid-January dates preferred the industry.

New dates boost crowds at New York show

NEW YORK — Early indicators suggest that the new dates for the Progressive New York Boat Show are having a positive effect on attendance, exhibitors said Thursday, the second day of the 110-year-old show, which continues through Sunday at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Viking introduced the 92 Convertible at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show, where Bill and Bob Healey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Active Interest Media's Marine Group.

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Fifty years is a long time to do anything, especially the business of building boats — and through at least six recessions and an ever-changing economy.

This year's Barcelona International Boat Show was the largest in the event's 53-year history.

‘Bienvenidos al Agua’

BARCELONA, Spain — Walking the docks and chatting with locals at the Barcelona International Boat Show, an American boat show veteran quickly realizes he’s in a much smaller fishbowl.

Operation of the Florida East Coast Railroad Bridge across the New River in Fort Lauderdale was the subject Wednesday night at a public meeting.

Coast Guard holds Lauderdale meeting on railroad bridge changes

About 100 people on Wednesday attended the first of three public meetings that the Coast Guard is holding on consecutive evenings to collect public comment on navigation through Florida drawbridges in connection with a proposed high-speed passenger rail service.

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Industry gathers for growing Fort Lauderdale show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens Thursday with seven venues, including a return of the newly renovated Pier 66, which will allow the display of superyachts as large as 200 feet and and expanded sea trial opportunities.

Attendance was down, but exhibitors say the quality of buyers was up at the Norwalk Boat Show in Connecticut.

Buyers turn out for Norwalk show

Six years after the venerable investment bank Lehman Brothers evaporated and the global economy imploded, leaving shell-shocked exhibitors at the Norwalk Boat Show in search of answers, the docks were decidedly upbeat this year.

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