A marine industry analyst for Wells Fargo disagrees with growing concerns that U.S. retail boat sales are sluggish.
How’s the U.S. economy? If you’re Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale, a man known for his enthusiasm and passion for boating, you’re seeing good things.
Brunswick Corp. announced this morning that it acquired distributor Bell Recreational Products Group, a subsidiary of Bell Industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Joseph Howey, former longtime advertising director for Sail magazine, died Wednesday in Severna Park, Md. He was 82.
Malibu Boats is leading the ski boat performance segment as the No. 1 or No. 2 brand in 80 percent of the markets, according to the company.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — It took a team of 16 men seven months to build in 1841 – and that was including a month of strike for shorter hours — but five years and $7 million to restore so it could sail 173 years after its initial launch.
Manufacturing is projected to be cheaper in the United States than in China by 2018, and only seven of the 25 largest exporting countries now have lower manufacturing costs than the United States. Since 2004, U.S. manufacturers have improved their competitiveness, compared with every major exporter except India, Mexico and the Netherlands, according to a…more
It’s always good when the motorcade arrives, and at the inaugural Panama International Boat Show that moment came when the country’s president, Ricardo Martinelli, paid a visit.
The Great Recession launched a seemingly endless cycle of boatbuilder bankruptcies and sales, and the fallout is still being felt six years after the bottom dropped out of the financial world. But Rec Boat Holdings — consisting of four brands that Platinum Equity scooped up after Genmar went belly-up in 2010 — is the first…more
Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale’s enthusiasm extends beyond boats and motors, though there is no shortage of it there. He will talk and talk about cutting-edge technology. But when discussing the political process, he is nothing short of exuberant.