Exhibitor optimism and demand for space raise hopes for a breakout boat show week.
Longtime Larson Boats president and CEO Al Kuebelbeck died Jan. 16 after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of cancer that affects the body’s ability to make platelets. He was 72.
Jim Malone began his tenure at Nautic Global Group in October and he’s going out of his way to make it clear he’s not the type of CEO Nautic Global Group dealers might be accustomed to. After two months on the job, he invited key dealers to ask him tough questions in an open forum…more
New-boat sales in December tracked largely with expectations, rising from about 120,000 units sold in 2012 to 140,000 units in 2013 on a 12-month rolling basis, a trend one industry analyst attributes in part to the rebounding housing market in Florida.
Show Management confirmed the addition of a new Panama International Boat Show set for 2014 at the Flamenco Yacht Club and Marina in Panama City.
A National Marine Manufacturers Association program designed to attract more international buyers to the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has nearly quadrupled in reach this year from 2013.
Boatbuilders are looking forward to the 56th annual Toronto International Boat Show because they say the Canadian market was resilient during the recession and because it enjoys consistently strong sales.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association will launch Superyacht Lifestyle Miami, a new event in conjunction with the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, at the 2015 show.
Grand Banks broker Harold M. “Hal” Jones Jr. died Dec. 27 in Texas. He was 89.
The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show had some good days, but it might have lost some business because of the winter storm that hit the Northeast last Thursday and Friday.