It’s one thing to tell people about the number of jobs the marine industry provides to people in South Florida. It’s another thing entirely to show them.
With all the buzz around aluminum fishing and pontoon boats, one segment that has been overlooked until recently is the saltwater fiberglass fishing boat segment. Though it’s a relatively small part of the overall market, this segment has taken off since late 2011, when Florida’s housing market first began to recover from the 2008 bust.
George Lyle “Skip” Allen Sr., co-founder of Popular Boating magazine, which later became Boating magazine, and founder of Southern Boating magazine, died March 23 in Fort Lauderdale. He was 84.
The Cartagena International Boat Show grew exponentially in its second year as attendance rose 165 percent, from 1,300 in its inaugural year to 3,455 this year.
These days, any discussion of Congress calls forth words such as deadlock, standstill, lack of movement. But it’s for just that reason that the American Boating Congress May 5-7 in Washington, D.C., might be one of the most productive in years, planners say.
At a Northeastern boat show last year, a couple towing a baby and a toddler climbed around on a Berkshire pontoon. As his parents inspected the boat, the toddler tore across it before bouncing off a plush seat and landing on his diaper-padded bottom.
Larry Innis is no stranger to Capitol Hill. The legislative veteran has been testifying before Congress on issues ranging from the Coast Guard budget to the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund on behalf of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas for a quarter of a century.
Brunswick Corp. CEO Dustan E. McCoy and CFO Bill Metzger had one word for analysts and investors listening in to first-quarter earnings calls Thursday — weather.
The U.S. Hispanic population is in a baby boom — at 53 million today, it’s projected to reach 65 million by 2020.
Though cold weather negatively affected second-quarter boat sales for MarineMax, company executives remain confident that the lag will be offset by early spring sales.