Furuno USA might appear to be in a time of transition with longtime president Jim Atteridge’s retirement and a score of new management appointments. But Dean Kurutz, the company’s new vice president of sales, marketing and product planning, says that’s not actually the case.
Pontoons were the big winners in 2014 — a year that saw overall new-boat sales rise about 10 percent from 2013 by September, when about 95 percent of sales typically have been made.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association overcame a major hurdle in its efforts to use Miami Marine Stadium Park as a venue for its 2016 Miami International Boat Show when the City Commission agreed in January to pay for improvements at the park. But with all the attention taken up by the funding issue, little is…more
Expectations are high for heavy traffic and strong sales at the 27th annual Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which takes place Feb. 12-16 along a mile-long stretch of Collins Avenue.
Marine Products Corp. said today that it had fourth-quarter net sales of $37.4 million, a 5.9 percent decrease from $39.8 million in the quarter a year earlier, because of lower unit sales.
Organizers are preparing for the Feb. 12-16 Progressive Miami International Boat Show with an all-new layout at the Miami Beach Convention Center, a new Accessories Pavilion and the largest Strictly Sail component yet.
New England-based Russo Marine is “right-sizing” its business by selling its Boston area flagship store and relocating north to a smaller building on a larger plot of land that is closer to the water and has more highway visibility — and subsequently slashing operating costs by 40 percent.
New powerboat sales in 2014 grew for the fourth year in a row, including the strongest fourth quarter the industry has seen since 2008.
The Miami International Boat Show got good news Thursday as Miami commissioners voted to spend as much as $16 million during the next year to upgrade the grounds around the Miami Marine Stadium in preparation for the show in 2016.
Lazzara Yachts was purchased by the Avanti Ocean Group, which consists of private investor Geoff Bond and third-generation family members Joe Lazzara and Steve Lazzara.