Checking the construction against the plans at the Plymouth boatbuilding yard.

Giving a Princess her regal trappings

It’s one thing to tell yacht and boat buyers that all of the metalwork and woodwork is done in-house, but it’s another thing entirely to show them — although showing clients a boatbuilding facility typically happens pretty deep into the buying process.

There’s a lot of networking when the boating industry gathers each May in Washington, D.C.

An old message for new ears

Organizers of the American Boating Congress, which will be held May 15-17 in Washington, D.C., say this year will offer new opportunities to get boating’s message heard on Capitol Hill.

American Boating Congress seeks to appeal to larger audience

Organizers of the American Boating Congress, which will be held May 15-17 in Washington, D.C., say the event could be more influential this year because the marine industry is partnering with other outdoor recreational groups, spreading its message among more people.

An aerial snapshot of the Collins Avenue event shows some of the estimated 800 boats that were on display at the Yachts Miami Beach show.

More buyers, fewer ‘tourists’

Organizers of February’s Yachts Miami Beach show say the crowds exceeded their expectations and exhibitors said the quality of attendees was strong.

Show Management has been producing the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show since 1976, when the company was founded.

New owner says shows will grow

People should not expect big changes in five of Florida’s largest boat and yacht shows despite the sale of their producer, Show Management, to London-based Informa.

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