It took more than a year after an 85-foot Northern Marine yacht capsized upon launch, generating a video that went viral and prompting the company to close up shop, for an investigation to reveal why the boat tipped. Now authorities have ruled that the yacht likely sank because of its low margin of stability.
Seventy-five years in one city is significant.
It might be the only show in North America where you can actually witness a sailboat being built in the parking lot.
Brunswick Corp. reported market share growth despite headwinds caused by a dollar that was continuing to strengthen during the second fiscal quarter.
Chaparral Boats might have slipped a couple of basis points in market share, but it still holds the No. 1 spot.
Despite hurdles along the way, all cylinders are firing with six months to go until the Progressive Miami International Boat Show stages its 75th production in a new venue Feb. 11-15. The village of Key Biscayne is still fighting plans to hold the show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin — filing lawsuits…more
The manager of the Miami International Boat Show and the city’s mayor say they’re confident the legal controversy surrounding the new venue will be resolved before the scheduled start of the show in February.
AFTCO was established in 1958 in Newport Beach, Calif., as the American Fishing Tackle Co. by J.C. Axelson, a pioneer in big-game tackle development. In 1973, Milt and Peggie Shedd acquired the business and oversaw its evolution into a brand that focuses on conservation as well as big-game angling.
Dropping homeownership is leaving millions of Americans stuck in rental housing — a trend that some say has big implications for the marine industry.