A Navico DownScan sonar image (left), compared with one from typical conical sonar.

Electronics giants in a battle over sonar

Two of the biggest players in marine electronics are in a legal battle over technology patents that could force one manufacturer to pull product from store shelves.

Jim McManus valued every moment of the time he was able to spend on the water. Here he takes a Talaria 29 for a spin.

Hinckley CEO leaves a legacy of success

For the last year, the approximately 630 employees of The Hinckley Company continued to work while their leader, CEO Jim McManus, was largely away from the company fighting to overcome throat cancer.

FLIBS 2015: Zodiac Nautic president maps out brand’s revival

FORT LAUDERDALE — Zodiac Nautic, the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of RIBs and inflatables, said Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that the industry and consumers should expect a significant revival of the venerable brand.

Hatteras Yachts CEO John Ward says the company will thrive under new owner Versa Capital Management.

FLIBS 2015: Hatteras debuts 70 Motor Yacht

FORT LAUDERDALE — Hatteras Yachts made a splash Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with its new 70 Motor Yacht and a pledge from CEO John Ward that the builder’s goal is to produce two new models each year.

More than 14,000 people attended the Norwalk Boat Show in Connecticut, many for sea trials on the boats they were eyeing.

Mining the Gold Coast at Norwalk boat show

Exhibitors at the Norwalk (Conn.) Boat Show acknowledge that the show’s footprint is smaller than in prerecession years, but its location — on Connecticut’s Gold Coast, a short trip from metropolitan New York — makes it an appealing showcase.

Perfect weather kept the docks busy for the show’s four-day run.

A busy show in Newport

The Newport International Boat Show is viewed as a bellwether for the boat show season in the Northeast. The show’s 45th iteration was held Sept. 17-20 at the Rhode Island destination port and again drew a diverse fleet and mix of local and international vendors.

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