AFTCO was established in 1958 in Newport Beach, Calif., as the American Fishing Tackle Co. by J.C. Axelson, a pioneer in big-game tackle development. In 1973, Milt and Peggie Shedd acquired the business and oversaw its evolution into a brand that focuses on conservation as well as big-game angling.
Dropping homeownership is leaving millions of Americans stuck in rental housing — a trend that some say has big implications for the marine industry.
An increase of fresh product in stores and better weather in the Midwest and Northeast have helped MarineMax gain sales momentum in June and July.
This weekend will kick off AquaPalooza, a series of on-water celebrations held during the last two weekends in July at more than 100 locations around the world.
The Miami International Boat Show is moving ahead on time and on budget, and attendees and exhibitors are expressing confidence that the show will move forward as planned in its new location at Miami Marine Stadium.
Marine lending sources are indicating that June retail unit sales will be up 5 percent from last year, as virtually all segments exhibited growth.
Key Biscayne filed a third lawsuit looking to stop the Miami International Boat Show from coming to the Miami Marine Stadium, seeking to stop development of a park that is currently under construction in preparation for the 2016 show.
President Obama’s Pacific Rim free-trade deal gained traction this week as he signed legislation to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, setting the stage to complete the deal by the end of the year.
Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race came to the stopover in Newport, R.I., with a one-word message. It’s not “strength” or “endurance” or any other inspirational messaging poster you might see hanging in an office boardroom.
Sure, you’ve got some marketing challenges. But how about picking up and moving your shop to the middle of the Indian Ocean? That’s essentially the challenge Volvo Group faces when it runs its Volvo Ocean Race around the world every three years.