jetboat

Two new faces in jetboat field

Chaparral and Rec Boat Holdings will join Yamaha and Sea Ray in the fast-growing market segment Chaparral Boats and Rec Boat Holdings announced within days of one another in April that they’re jumping into the sport jetboat market. But the two companies have generally different approaches — and reasons — for breaking into the segment.…more

sterndrive

Don’t write off sterndrives

They’ve trailed outboards in recovery, but much quieter, more efficient models are on the horizon The industry has experienced modest gains since the recession, but the recovery hasn’t been consistent across segments. Sales of outboard-powered aluminum boats have rebounded well, and the sport jetboat market saw a resurgence last year. But sales of sterndrive boats…more

pontoon

The newly cool pontoon boat

‘Ma and Pa’s barge’ is leading the way to recovery with enhanced performance and sexier styling The trend is not new. Pontoon boats have been gaining in popularity for about a decade, but since 2009 the segment has far outpaced others in speed of recovery. Aluminum was a growth market in 2012. For the year,…more

anglers

Anglers turn to aluminum

Sales of the lightweight metal fishing boats have been outpacing fiberglass since bottoming out in 2010 Aluminum fishing boat sales have outperformed the overall market and overshadowed their fiberglass counterparts since 2008, when the industry — and the economy — took a dive. The endurance of aluminum fishing boat sales through the downturn proved the…more

jacobs

Irwin Jacobs’ pontoon alternative

Aluminum/fiberglass Escape will be a ‘game-changer,’ he says, grabbing market share from the tube boats Irwin Jacobs has opened up about a new line Larson Boats plans to unveil this spring — one he hopes will take market share away from pontoons. In fact, the line was kept so hush-hush that before Soundings Trade Only…more

miami

Best Miami show in many years

Exhibitors point to hefty increases in sales; Brunswick says its brands enjoyed ‘phenomenal’ success Attendance at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail was up only slightly, but several exhibitors say they had double-digit improvement in sales from last year’s Miami show. “Our sales were up almost double from last year,” says…more

catalyzed

Catalyzed outboards?

If EPA mandates the technology, the cost could far outweigh the benefits, industry leaders warn With the long and arduous process of catalyzing sterndrive engines in the rearview mirror, catalyzed outboards may be next. Mercury Marine is testing catalytic converters for small and large outboards for the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, where many…more

abc

A marine landing on Capitol Hill

Industry mobilizing a legion of ‘lobbyists’ to address ethanol, other issues at May 8-9 American Boating Congress The May 8-9 American Boating Congress is shaping up to be the biggest ever, with 30 co-hosts signed on by early March — more than double last year’s number. The push for marine industry stakeholders to converge on…more

newengland

New England Show digs its way out

Traffic picks up after a snowy first weekend; exhibitors say sales and leads beat expectations The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show garnered rave reviews on the venue — the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center — solid reviews on the crowds and lousy reviews on the weather. Despite snowstorms that struck during the first weekend,…more

raves

Raves for Yacht & Brokerage

Resurgent sales and dockside soirees were the hallmarks of Miami Beach’s boat show with a nightlife The largest-ever Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach featured more than 500 new and used boats valued at more than $1 billion this year, with the in-water count up 16 percent from 2012, according to Show Management, producers…more

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