MIAMI — MasterCraft has enjoyed a long history since 1968, but 2015 was a noteworthy year.
MIAMI — FLIR Systems was touting many uses for its thermal-imaging technology, including aiding Watertown, Mass., police in the capture of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
MIAMI — Seakeeper has created a devout and growing following with its stabilization gyros, which are now available for boats as small as 30 feet, a fact that won’t surprise anyone who has experienced one in action.
MIAMI — Exhibitor and visitor response to the Progressive Miami International Boat Show seemed largely positive throughout the day on Friday at the show’s new venue at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, with packed docks and displays on opening day and during the weekend.
MIAMI — Canada-based BRP is in the process of making its Rotax jet propulsion technology available to additional U.S. boatbuilders for the first time since 2013, though it hasn’t confirmed how many.
MIAMI — The National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council are partnering for a joint training venture.
MIAMI — Brunswick Corp. announced that Mark Schwabero will take over as chairman and CEO of the company, succeeding Dustan E. McCoy, who led Brunswick through the industry’s most challenging economic times and announced his pending retirement in 2014.
MIAMI — The Beneteau Group is reorganizing its North American operations in a push to compete “at the next level” and will start grouping brands among various dealers.
MIAMI — Active Interest Media scooped up nine Boating Writers International awards among three publications — Anglers Journal, Soundings Trade Only and Yachts International.
MIAMI — The 75th Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show opened this morning at its brand-new venue — the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin — with National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich assuring the industry that the site will be the show’s permanent home.