There was a time not long ago when a technician would lumber down to the yard with tools and overalls to figure out what a boat needed and fix it. Today the hand tools largely have been replaced by laptops, and the service tech has an evolving job — one that requires knowledge of technology…more
The Colombian government is soliciting proposals from companies worldwide for construction of a marina that officials hope will include such amenities as a shipyard and shopping mall. It’s the first step in the government’s push to increase the country’s marine industry infrastructure as it rapidly gets eclipsed by growing demand.
Michele Goldsmith’s grandmother was the biggest single influence in her life. In the 1960s the woman Goldsmith describes as “strong as nails” became a widow and took over the family’s cord shoelace manufacturing business.
A decade after Mark Schwabero joined Mercury Marine as president of its outboard business unit he is positioned to be Brunswick Corp. chairman and CEO Dustan McCoy’s eventual successor. Although Schwabero has big shoes to fill, he has taken the lead on several initiatives that have turned Mercury into Brunswick’s most profitable segment.
President Obama announced that he will designate the world’s largest marine preserve in a large swath of the Pacific Ocean, making the area off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities. The action expands upon and more than quadruples a protective measure that George W. Bush took during his presidency.
It came down to poor finances, a captain’s superstition that voyages should never begin on Friday — the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion — the desire to get home in time for Thanksgiving and the belief that a ship is safer at sea than at port during a storm.