Dana Russikoff, who co-founded the rapidly growing marine company SureShade with her husband, Ron, did not grow up boating. The northeast Philadelphia native began boating after she met her husband 25 years ago, and it quickly became a big part of her life.
Based on lots of feedback, the National Marine Manufacturers Association says most of the rough spots in last year’s Miami International Boat Show were ironed out during the show’s second year at Virginia Key.
After years of generating incremental awareness but little movement, the recreational saltwater fishing industry today is uniquely positioned to affect change in saltwater fisheries management.
People should not expect big changes to five of Florida’s largest boat and yacht shows organized by Show Management after the company’s sale to London-based Informa, which is among the largest yacht and boat show organizers in the world with the acquisition.
Active Interest Media said company founder Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III is retiring as CEO of Show Management, although he will continue as non-executive chairman of the board of AIM.
MIAMI BEACH — Attendees had the opportunity at Yachts Miami Beach to take a virtual-reality tour of the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht, which is slated to debut next fall at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
MIAMI — Sea Ray Boats is hoping that its newest Sundancer will spur the industry’s lagging cruiser segment.
When marine dealers approached Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, and said their biggest challenge was filling jobs, Gruhn sensed there was a crisis brewing.
Every action prompts an equal and opposite reaction — it’s a basic law of physics. Contemplating major tariff and tax overhauls is no different, and the complexities have experts thinking about the ripple effects — from a strengthening dollar to raw material shortages.
Jim Coburn is the managing partner of Coburn and Associates, a Michigan-based financial services consulting firm he founded in 2010.