Brunswick: Revenue growth strong, but below expectations

Brunswick Corp. had revenue of $1.09 billion in the third quarter, missing expectations by about $20 million, due in part to integrating an acquisition on the fitness side of the business, and also due in part to slower international sales of engines.

Thiel understood boats from the inside out and was generous with his time and knowledge.

An affinity for words … and people

Friends and associates in the marine industry are mourning the death of Capt. Richard Thiel, editor-at-large of Power & Motoryacht magazine, who died Sept. 13 in Branford, Conn., of complications from a stroke suffered a week earlier. He was 70 and a resident of Chester, Conn.

Sea Hunt sales manager Johnny Craig was at the Norwalk International Boat Show to show the company’s offerings in the saltwater market.

Eight boats a day, no more, no less

Sea Hunt Boats is not in every boat market, but it’s not looking to take on more dealers. The company’s not trying to build more boats, even though its dealers would gladly take more. And it’s not going to build a 40-foot center console to feed into that popular market segment.

Formula boats are shown on display at the Norwalk show. Good early-fall weather attracted a sizable number of buyers. The NMMA said attendance was up 6 percent.

The Norwalk norm: quality buyers

The Norwalk (Conn.) International Boat Show took another step toward its prerecession size and exhibitors say buyers turned out in good numbers during the Sept. 22-25 in-water production.

Newport is a place that “screams boating,” says one exhibitor — the perfect place to hold a show. The new Bertram 35 shown here debuted at the show.

A solid launch for show season

Organizers are calling the 46th annual Newport International Boat Show one of the most successful to date, as optimal weather greeted visitors and exhibitors brought several new boats to make national and world debuts.

Industry report seeks federal fisheries reform

Several stakeholders in the recreational fishing and boating industries released a set of recommendations for the incoming administration and Congress to change the way federal overseers allocate saltwater fish.

Ruling green-lights Cobalt lawsuit against Brunswick

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of Cobalt Boats’ swim-step patent, allowing the company to move forward with its lawsuit alleging that Brunswick Corp. and Sea Ray infringed on Cobalt’s patent.

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