This photo supplied by Gunboat International shows work underway at the HYM plant in China.

Shoddy work or poor design? Gunboat files lawsuit

Gunboat International, a North Carolina builder of high-end carbon fiber sailing catamarans, is suing a yard in China it had contracted to build its largest models, saying some work was never done and that the yard refused to pay warranty claims on other poorly constructed yachts.

Court fight resumes over new Miami show site

The village of Key Biscayne is back in court in its attempt to stop the 2016 Miami International Boat Show from taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium grounds — an effort organizers say is futile since nothing will deter them from continuing plans for the boat show at the park on Presidents Day weekend.

Dealers cautious on effects of Nautic Global Group sale

The recent sale of Nautic Global Group and all of its brands to Bennington Marine came as a surprise to some in the industry and dealers that carried the brands expressed both excitement and a bit of apprehension about the transaction.

NMMA buys American Sportfishing Association shows

The National Marine Manufacturers Association acquired the rights to the American Sportfishing Association’s four consumer shows, a strategic move that will boost the NMMA’s ability to expand the fishing component at some of its existing shows.

NMMA moves forward on Miami despite failed deal

An agreement between the city of Miami and the village of Key Biscayne fell through after a long closed-door meeting Thursday night — unsurprisingly after village officials reneged support on Wednesday — but organizers of the Miami International Boat Show say that won’t prevent the show from taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium Park…more

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Miami show site settlement falls apart

A deal between the city of Miami and a neighboring village that would have ended a legal dispute over the Miami Marine Stadium and its surrounding area — and a drawn-out fight over holding the Miami International Boat Show at the site — has fallen through.


Wake Tractor adds 30-plus dealers since launch

Dealer reception to the Wake Tractor — a new surf brand built by industry veteran John Dorton and his son, Ben — has taken off since the brand made its industry debut at Surf Expo in September, with 19 domestic dealers already signed and 12 internationally.

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