Brunswick Corp. expects growth of 7 to 9 percent between 2016 and 2018 and anticipates that the gain will come from continued industry growth, investment in new products and investments in additional acquisitions around its marine parts and accessories business, as well as its fitness business.
In a letter sent to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy, 45 members of the House of Representatives questioned the agency about what it has done to protect boat owners and other small-engine equipment consumers from accidentally misfueling with E15 and higher blends of ethanol.
After less than two years in business, H2O Sports Manufacturing is expanding its operation and hiring more workers to meet demand for its Clearwater and Cape Craft brands.
The House Natural Resources Committee has passed a bipartisan bill that would move the management of red snapper in Gulf states from federal oversight to the states.
EdgeWater Boats, seeing its third successive year of double-digit growth, expanded its Florida facility by 22,000 square feet and beefed up its workforce by 20 percent to meet growing demand.
Some dealers are reporting a strong start to the boating season and several say they are seeing attendance at events such as open houses and small boat shows far exceed expectations.
Retail is undergoing the biggest change it has seen in more than a generation as demographics shift, mobile devices are increasingly used for shopping and millennials enter the work force.
Melissa Danko, who celebrates her 15th anniversary as executive director of the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey this month, has piled up a long list of accomplishments in her decade and a half at the helm of the organization.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story concludes a two-part special report on the challenges facing recreation-based industries and what is being done to overcome them.
Across the country, boat dealerships of all sizes are facing a similar challenge. Whether they’re in a seasonal state or one with year-round boating, regardless of whether they’re in a region slow to emerge from the Great Recession or one that is thriving, these marine industry players are struggling with the same thing — worker…more