Chaparral and Robalo maker Marine Products Corp. plans to increase production gradually during the current quarter after reporting strong sales in the second quarter.
The middle class is a dwindling part of MarineMax’s customer base, but the loss is being offset by upper-middle-class and high-net-worth customers — and that base is expanding, in part, because retail financing is becoming easier than ever.
The boating industry often concentrates on marketing to baby boomers, but it might be crafting its message on assumptions about how boomers act — and those might not line up with boomers today.
Joseph Visconti says his first experience on a Twin Vee was literally life-changing. The owner of ValueRich, a public company traded on the OTC market under the symbol TVPC and now known as Twin Vee Powercats, simply drove to the Fort Pierce, Fla.-based company after being “blown away” by the smooth ride of a twin-hulled…more
Honda Marine and H2O Sports Mfg. are reviving the Trophy brand as a new line of center consoles powered by Honda engines.
As president of Jeanneau America, Nicolas Harvey is responsible for several of the brands in parent company Beneteau’s growing portfolio. He oversees Jeanneau sailboats, which have grown market share and presence in North America during the past seven or eight years, as well as Jeanneau’s powerboat operations, which only recently began a push in the…more
In the not-so-distant past, a marina typically consisted of some docks and pilings, maybe a fuel dock, perhaps a ship’s store or some bait and tackle, and not a lot else. That was when the facilities were so full they often had wait lists. It was also before the real estate bust of 2008, after…more
Capt. Christopher Kelly, an award-winning multimedia producer and publisher, magazine editor and co-founder of BoatTest.com, died July 5 of lung cancer in Norwalk, Conn. He was 57.
With employment at an all-time high and sales of its jet-powered boats strong, Hinckley launched its 1,000th jetboat June 15 at the company’s Southwest Harbor, Maine, headquarters.
Despite some initial shock, the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union is not expected to have a major impact on the boating business, say several industry stakeholders. Although a struggling British pound could create an even more favorable market for British builders that export to the United States, many executives seem to think…more