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.
The pessimism of 2009 and ’10 that gave way to cautious hopefulness for the next three years evidently has yielded to honest optimism if the talk on the docks of the Newport International Boat Show can be believed.
Marinas have life cycles, with ups and downs and, sometimes, an inglorious end. Some tired old facilities just fade away and are torn down, replaced by hotels, condo complexes and the like. Others get a second chance.
Electric hybrid technology has become commonplace in the auto industry — each of the major manufacturers builds one. Toyota, with its popular Prius leading the way, now offers 15 hybrid models and sells about 6 million hybrids a year. Look around; hybrids are in every parking lot.
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.
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.
The 53rd annual Barcelona International Boat Show opened Wednesday on the Mediterranean Sea to blue skies and warm weather.
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.
ESSEX, Conn. — A free weekend to tie up at Brewer Essex Island Marina was the successful game plan that the Brewer Yacht Yard Group executed to reintroduce its newly acquired marina in southeastern Connecticut.
A couple of young entrepreneurs have entered the marine coatings market with a product they say will shake up that industry segment.