The runabout category has struggled to bounce back post-recession, but the ski and high-performance market has performed well for the last couple of years. That’s according to Jack Ellis of Florida-based Info-Link, who says the segment has exceeded growth in 2003 in several markets. “Ski boats used to be about a 12,000-unit market at one…more
Federal prosecutors charged a Florida paint and coatings manufacturer with conspiring to unlawfully produce and continue sales of a bottom paint containing the pesticide tributyltin methacrylate, or TBT, and falsely representing to customers and distributors that it was in compliance with federal law.
The second annual Cartagena International Boat Show will take place Saturday through Monday in Colombia and will feature a United States pavilion this year for the first time.
In a time when Congress has a hard time passing laws that everyone agrees on, it seemed unlikely in late 2013 that a reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act would include changes that would allow the law to approach the management of recreational fishing in a way that was different from commercial…more
A series of hearings regarding red snapper management in the Gulf region will take place throughout the month, with the first one set for this evening in Orange Beach, Ala., and the final one March 24 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Recent rain and snow in California sparked optimism for dealers gearing up this weekend for the Sacramento Boat Show and Off-Road Exhibition.
Despite being off on estimates that Brunswick’s boat business would begin earning money in 2013, the company projects that the segment will go from losing money to being in the black in 2014, with CEO Dustan E. McCoy predicting operating margins between 4 and 6 percent this year.
Surviving today’s recession could poise boatbuilders to grab market share and grow during tomorrow’s downturn — as long as they remember and apply the lessons learned and, above all, value their workers.
Brunswick Corp. CEO Dustan E. McCoy is projecting that the company’s boat business will become profitable for the first time in two years and he responded to a question he often gets: “Why is Brunswick in the boat business?”
BOSTON — Boston Whaler has been increasing its market share across the board, seeing a 25 percent increase in the 23- to 32-foot segment for the last six quarters in a row.