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.
A delegation of Connecticut legislators, prompted by the tubing death of a high school honors student last summer, wants to make getting a boating certificate in the state more in line with obtaining a driver’s license.
It was only a year ago that Soundings Trade Only last interviewed Rec Boat Holdings president Roch Lambert for a Q&A, but at that time the company was still owned by California-based private equity firm Platinum Equity Group. Rec Boat was one of several former Genmar brands Platinum had bought out of bankruptcy for $70…more
The National Marine Manufacturers Association concluded a trip to Cuba last Friday, just days before President Obama said he would like to see the half-century-old trade embargo with that nation lifted.