(From left) Ricardo Strul, Miguel Pineiro, Dane Graziano, Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III and Andrew Doole cut the ceremonial ribbon at the inaugural Panama International Boat Show.

A promising debut for Panama show

It’s always good when the motorcade arrives, and at the inaugural Panama International Boat Show that moment came when the country’s president, Ricardo Martinelli, paid a visit.

The Beneteau Group continues its push into the North American powerboat market (Barracuda 9 Fly pictured) with the acquisition of Rec Boat Holdings.

A romance kindled in Paris

The Great Recession launched a seemingly endless cycle of boatbuilder bankruptcies and sales, and the fallout is still being felt six years after the bottom dropped out of the financial world. But Rec Boat Holdings — consisting of four brands that Platinum Equity scooped up after Genmar went belly-up in 2010 — is the first…more

Q&A with Yamaha Marine president Ben Speciale

Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale’s enthusiasm extends beyond boats and motors, though there is no shortage of it there. He will talk and talk about cutting-edge technology. But when discussing the political process, he is nothing short of exuberant.

MarineMax ties 2Q results to lag time of new Sea Rays

MarineMax saw reduced margins in the June quarter because the company “largely didn’t have the new models to sell,” according to CFO Mike McLamb. However, the company was able to realize one of its best unit growth quarters since before the recession with encouraging gains in sterndrive sales.

FLIR Systems reports 2Q results

FLIR Systems saw revenue decline 5 percent to $369.4 million and operating income drop to $59.4 million from $70.3 million in the second quarter.

Analyst sees promise in June sales numbers

New preliminary data released Friday by Statistical Surveys confirm a Wells Fargo analyst’s assessment that a sluggish early start to 2014 in boat sales is now showing signs of an uptick.

Brunswick sells its retail bowling business

Brunswick Corp. sold its retail bowling business, reaching an agreement Thursday with Bowlmor AMF for about $270 million of gross proceeds after Bowlmor made an unsolicited bid.

Sportfish fund included in House infrastructure bill

The House approved a short-term fix to the nearly depleted highway trust fund on Tuesday in a 367-55 vote and the measure will move to the Senate with barely two weeks before the Transportation Department could be forced to cut funding for highway projects around the country.

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