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
A new survey shows that despite shaky consumer confidence and 2016 being an election year, boat dealers who were optimistic about their business outnumbered those who were less optimistic by a 2-to-1 margin.
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show is increasing the number of water taxis taking show visitors to and from Virginia Key by more than 47 percent next year in an effort to ease long lines and meet the high demand for water transportation.
The marine industry and manufacturing analysts weighed in on the United Kingdom’s decision last week to exit the European Union, which shocked many experts.
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing last week on the Renewable Fuel Standard, the law that results in rising ethanol levels in the fuel supply.
When Jerry Nessenson says he is retiring, he’s using the term somewhat loosely. The founder of ValvTect Petroleum Products might be leaving the company, but he will continue as a consultant to fuel and gasoline marketers and distributors with his new firm and plans to maintain a presence in the marine industry.
Ethanol, trade deals, workforce shortages, saltwater fishing access — there isn’t a boating issue you can toss at Nicole Vasilaros that she isn’t well versed on. Chances are, she’s already had multiple conversations about it with members of Congress as she lobbies on behalf of the industry on Capitol Hill.
Though the scars of recessions past continue to linger with businesses as well as consumers, the industry seems poised at the midway point of the year to have a pretty solid 2016 if the current trajectory continues.