When marine dealers approached Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, and said their biggest challenge was filling jobs, Gruhn sensed there was a crisis brewing.
Every action prompts an equal and opposite reaction — it’s a basic law of physics. Contemplating major tariff and tax overhauls is no different, and the complexities have experts thinking about the ripple effects — from a strengthening dollar to raw material shortages.
Jim Coburn is the managing partner of Coburn and Associates, a Michigan-based financial services consulting firm he founded in 2010.
The Providence Boat Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center was a day shorter this year, but saw a 10 percent increase in attendance. The Feb. 3-5 show drew more than 140 exhibitors with a fleet ranging from small paddle craft and inflatables to powerboats in the 20- to 30-foot range.
Now that it isn’t butting heads with New Year’s Eve, the Progressive New York Boat Show saw attendance leap 21 percent, attracting 43,238 shoppers this year, compared with 35,757 in 2016.
MIAMI — Scout Boats plans to add a 100,000-square-foot plant to its three-factory campus in South Carolina to build the upcoming 53-foot center console for which the company unveiled plans at the Miami International Boat Show. The company also will add a 20,000-square-foot building for product development and engineering, Scout Boats founder and CEO Steve…more
MIAMI BEACH — Exhibitors seemed largely happy with the decision to install gates and charge admission to Yachts Miami Beach, the yacht and brokerage show along Collins Avenue that opened Thursday and will conclude Monday.
MIAMI BEACH — Yachts Miami Beach is a critical show because it’s the one that draws the most international audiences.
MIAMI BEACH — Sea Ray was entertaining its VIP clients on the docks of Yachts Miami Beach Friday night, in part to show off its new L550 — the new addition making its world premiere to the popular L class series — but also to demonstrate the digital switching system that comes with a custom-designed…more
MIAMI BEACH — Sunseeker International, the United Kingdom’s oldest boatbuilder, held a dinner for the media after Yachts Miami Beach on Friday night at STK South Beach to discuss growth and to convey that the company is poised to achieve its five-year growth plans ahead of target.