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.
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.
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.
Princess Yachts is showcasing its handcrafted furniture, metalwork and other materials at boat shows by bringing some of the artisans to explain what goes into each painstakingly made piece.
First-time boat buyers represent 33 percent of all boats sold in the United States, which is nearly a 20 percent decline since 2005.
Marine dealers reported strong new-boat sales growth in March, albeit at a lower rate than in February.
The 35th annual Suncoast Boat Show, set to take place April 21-23 in downtown Sarasota, will feature 25 percent more boats this year as it continues to draw new exhibitors.
Brunswick Corp. said today that it will immediately start to wind down its boat manufacturing operations in Brazil as the country continues to face challenging economic conditions.
Organizers of February’s Yachts Miami Beach show say the crowds exceeded their expectations and exhibitors said the quality of attendees was strong.
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.