Hatteras Yachts’ 100 RPH (raised pilothouse) attracted attention in its debut at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival in France.

Q&A with Hatteras Yachts president and CEO John Ward

John Ward joined Hatteras Yachts in 2011 as senior vice president of global sales and marketing and was promoted to president and CEO in March 2013. Though he had been at Brunswick Corp. for years, he was retained as Hatteras CEO through Brunswick’s high-profile sale of Hatteras to Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management.

Dealer reaction mixed to Nautic Global sale

Just over a month after Nautic Global Group’s private equity owners said they were putting the company up for sale, pontoon manufacturer Bennington Marine finalized a deal, acquiring all eight Nautic brands.

NMMA executives and Miami officials say the boat show will go on at the Marine Stadium and Basin grounds, whether or not there is a mediation agreement with the move’s Key Biscayne opponents.

Deal’s off, but show’s on in Miami

Miami International Boat Show organizers are assuring exhibitors that the latest negative news regarding the show’s move will in no way affect its scheduled Feb. 11-15 run.

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.

Crowds gather at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Organizers said attendance increased and dealers and exhibitors reported strong sales. CREDIT: Josh Davidson for the U.S. Sailboat Show

U.S. Sailboat Show reports attendance boost

Hurricane Joaquin might have threatened the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, but the show ran as scheduled Oct. 8-12 with largely gorgeous weather and tremendous crowds.

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.

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