New York autumn show postponed until next year

New York Afloat, a new in-water boat show slated to debut in New York Sept. 10-14 this year, has been postponed until 2015, pending the approval of a no-wake zone along the Hudson River. The National Marine Manufacturers Association, the group that owns the show, pushed the launch date back because it had not received…more

Sea Hunt has stood out as a top seller in a healthier center console market.

Florida and fishing boats

With all the buzz around aluminum fishing and pontoon boats, one segment that has been overlooked until recently is the saltwater fiberglass fishing boat segment. Though it’s a relatively small part of the overall market, this segment has taken off since late 2011, when Florida’s housing market first began to recover from the 2008 bust.

George Lyle "Skip" Allen Sr. spent a lifetime on the water and built a career in marine publishing.

A man of many words, great parties

George Lyle “Skip” Allen Sr., co-founder of Popular Boating magazine, which later became Boating magazine, and founder of Southern Boating magazine, died March 23 in Fort Lauderdale. He was 84.

Cartagena architecture made for an interesting backdrop.

Colombia’s ripening market

The Cartagena International Boat Show grew exponentially in its second year as attendance rose 165 percent, from 1,300 in its inaugural year to 3,455 this year.

The American Boating Congress gives the industry a collective voice on Capitol Hill.

Timing is right to score in D.C.

These days, any discussion of Congress calls forth words such as deadlock, standstill, lack of movement. But it’s for just that reason that the American Boating Congress May 5-7 in Washington, D.C., might be one of the most productive in years, planners say.

Pontoon boat manufacturers found that buyers wanted more innovation and power and companies such as Premier have delivered.

Still riding high

At a Northeastern boat show last year, a couple towing a baby and a toddler climbed around on a Berkshire pontoon. As his parents inspected the boat, the toddler tore across it before bouncing off a plush seat and landing on his diaper-padded bottom.

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Q&A with MRAA Washington representative Larry Innis

Larry Innis is no stranger to Capitol Hill. The legislative veteran has been testifying before Congress on issues ranging from the Coast Guard budget to the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund on behalf of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas for a quarter of a century.

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