The 45th United States Sailboat Show wrapped up Monday in Annapolis, Md., with ticket sales up more than 5 percent from last year, more exhibit space than ever before and nearly two dozen new-model introductions.
Recreational fishing is a big business and its economic impact is equal to or greater than that of commercial fishing. Despite that message from industry advocates to lawmakers at an August meeting in Alaska on saltwater fishing regulations, some don’t think they’ll see change during this gridlock-stunted Congress.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is known for its ever-expanding offerings and show footprint and the 55th edition is no exception, with seven venues spread across the city of Fort Lauderdale from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. The newest addition is Pier 66, which will enable the display of more yachts, including superyachts as…more
Carolina Skiff founder Terry Stark lived life on his own terms. John Landon, chairman of the company during Stark’s tenure, remembers his colleague’s world travels, including trips to the Bahamas, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Thailand before he settled in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he died Aug. 15 after a heart attack. He was 68.
Some dealers may have entered the Rec Boat Holdings dealer meeting in August with apprehension after the company’s sale to Groupe Beneteau, but Dave Kazmark of Patchogue Shores Marina was not one of them.
Some dealers might have entered the Rec Boat Holdings dealer meeting earlier this month with apprehension after the company’s sale to the Beneteau Group, but Dave Kazmark of Patchogue Shores Marina was not one of them.
Recreational fishing is a big business and its economic impact is equal to or greater than that of commercial fishing.
The recreational boating industry focused its message on saltwater fishing regulation during a panel discussion with two U.S. senators last week in Alaska, although the lawmakers seemed conflicted about when a change in legislation will occur.
Dave Nolan won’t sell a boat to just anybody. That might sound counterintuitive to most boat dealers — in fact, to most people in sales. But as the owner of Cape Yachts and South Wharf Yacht Yard, Nolan’s first priority is his promise that every customer will get superior service.
The explosion in digital technology has made the show indispensable, organizers and participants say.