Californians are reveling in the effects of El Niño, which has brought rain to the parched, drought-stricken state, but no group is happier than boat dealers, who have faced hardship after hardship since the housing bubble burst in 2008.
BOSTON — With no snow during all nine days of the New England Boat Show — and nearly springlike weather during the final weekend — exhibitors and organizers said the event was a success.
BOSTON — After running the New England Boat Show for more than three decades, show manager Joe O’Neal announced his retirement.
MIAMI — One popular topic on the docks at this year’s Miami International Boat Show was the addition of convenient sea trials, which offered a huge variety of product tests for serious potential buyers.
MIAMI — MasterCraft has enjoyed a long history since 1968, but 2015 was a noteworthy year.
MIAMI — FLIR Systems was touting many uses for its thermal-imaging technology, including aiding Watertown, Mass., police in the capture of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
MIAMI — Seakeeper has created a devout and growing following with its stabilization gyros, which are now available for boats as small as 30 feet, a fact that won’t surprise anyone who has experienced one in action.
MIAMI — Exhibitor and visitor response to the Progressive Miami International Boat Show seemed largely positive throughout the day on Friday at the show’s new venue at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, with packed docks and displays on opening day and during the weekend.
MIAMI — Canada-based BRP is in the process of making its Rotax jet propulsion technology available to additional U.S. boatbuilders for the first time since 2013, though it hasn’t confirmed how many.
MIAMI — The National Marine Electronics Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council are partnering for a joint training venture.