The recession took its largest toll on 20- to 50-foot boats and the industry’s bounce-back is evidenced by the large rebound in that size range, with several boats making their debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which opens Thursday.
The 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show starts Thursday, drawing a larger and more international mix of exhibitors than ever — and it will feature the largest boat that has ever been displayed at the five-day event.
Brunswick Corp. maintained a profitable third quarter despite challenges from a strong dollar and softness overseas, particularly in Brazil, and it reported strong demand for its new high-horsepower engines, as well as parts and accessories.
The renowned New Orleans yard, name and designs are on the block at an asking price of about $30 million
John Ward joined Hatteras Yachts in 2011 as senior vice president of global sales and marketing and was promoted to president and CEO in March 2013. Though he had been at Brunswick Corp. for years, he was retained as Hatteras CEO through Brunswick’s high-profile sale of Hatteras to Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management.
Just over a month after Nautic Global Group’s private equity owners said they were putting the company up for sale, pontoon manufacturer Bennington Marine finalized a deal, acquiring all eight Nautic brands.
Miami International Boat Show organizers are assuring exhibitors that the latest negative news regarding the show’s move will in no way affect its scheduled Feb. 11-15 run.
Gunboat International, a North Carolina builder of high-end carbon fiber sailing catamarans, is suing a yard in China it had contracted to build its largest models, saying some work was never done and that the yard refused to pay warranty claims on other poorly constructed yachts.
As someone who grew up with and helped grow Rinker Boats to where it was during its heyday, newly reinstated president Kim Slocum has hit the ground running.