New preliminary data released Friday by Statistical Surveys confirm a Wells Fargo analyst’s assessment that a sluggish early start to 2014 in boat sales is now showing signs of an uptick.
Brunswick Corp. sold its retail bowling business, reaching an agreement Thursday with Bowlmor AMF for about $270 million of gross proceeds after Bowlmor made an unsolicited bid.
The House approved a short-term fix to the nearly depleted highway trust fund on Tuesday in a 367-55 vote and the measure will move to the Senate with barely two weeks before the Transportation Department could be forced to cut funding for highway projects around the country.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced it will cancel the Strictly Sail Long Beach boat show, which had been slated for Oct. 23-26.
Marine lenders say sales in June and early July were higher than expected, tracking upward between 7 and 9 percent and indicating pent-up demand in regions most affected by weather in the early part of 2014.
Weekend crowds eager to see the latest boats, yachts and marine gear from leading manufacturers and local dealers surpassed goals set by show organizers and many exhibitors at the inaugural Panama International Boat Show, which took place June 20-22 at Flamenco Marina near downtown Panama City.
The policy around red snapper fishing in the Gulf region is so disastrous for recreational anglers that it could actually wind up working on behalf of the recreational industry.
Cape Yachts, based in South Dartmouth, Mass., and founded in 1986 by Dave Nolan, opened a new location on Long Island in Port Washington, N.Y., at Brewer Capri Marine.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council came out in opposition of President Obama’s announcement that he will create the world’s largest marine preserve in a swath of the Pacific, closing the area to fishing, energy exploration and other activities.
Management at Washington-based Westport Shipyard expects few changes following the yacht builder’s sale to Westport LLC, a group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family.