EPA proposes increase in ethanol levels in fuel

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing the amount of ethanol required in the overall fuel supply, although it lowered the amounts required by the Clean Air Act, angering both critics and supporters of ethanol.

VIDEO: Key Biscayne plans PR blitz against Miami show

The village of Key Biscayne hired a public relations firm in March to help “shape public opinion” about the Miami International Boat Show’s plan to relocate to the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin — the same firm that also handled public relations to secure the newly named Miami Tennis Open, a 14-day event that…more


Great Lakes industry mourns Greg Krueger

Greg Krueger, a Michigan Boating Industries Association Hall of Fame inductee and the owner of Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 25. He was 67.

Traffic on the Rickenbacker Causeway is at the center of opposition to locating the boat show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.

NMMA steadfast on Miami move

Plans to move the Miami International Boat Show to Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin next year continue to face legal, political and logistical hurdles, but organizers and Miami’s mayor remain resolute in their message that the show will take place at the venue in February.

Getting middle-class families to invest in a new boat over an ever-growing variety of recreational choices is critical to the industry’s long-term health.

The affordability challenge

A man with a baby under his arm and two grade-school kids makes his way through the Progressive New England Boat Show. He wends his way through a section called the Affordability Pavilion, where boats can be financed for less than $250 a month. His eyes light up momentarily as he pauses next to one…more

Chaparral and Robalo builder Marine Products Corp. cited a decline in Canadian sales because of the strong U.S. dollar.

A big impact on Canadian market

American-built boats are costing Canadians about 20 percent more than they did a few months ago because of a weakening Canadian dollar versus the strong U.S. dollar.

With European sales lagging, manufacturers there are increasingly targeting the North American market.

From Europe, ‘in droves’

European boatbuilders have been focusing more and more on the U.S. market as their own economies remain challenged and the strong dollar creates a pricing advantage against their American counterparts.

Yeargin has brought a focus to Correct Craft’s business model that is paying off with growth in a tough market.

Q&A with Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin

Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin has overseen the company’s expansion through some new acquisitions that have led it to grow exponentially. The parent company of Nautique has been on an acquisition streak, having bought fishing boat brands Bass Cat and Yar-Craft in March and engine builders PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines last October. (Yeargin…more

NMMA responds to Miami lawsuit in court documents

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is denying allegations that it violated Florida’s Sunshine Law when it entered into a licensing agreement with the city of Miami to hold the Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.

Webinar addresses Miami show site plans and concerns

The Miami International Boat Show will cover 600,000 square feet of land at the Marine Stadium Park and Basin with open-air and air-conditioned structures and will use 20 to 25 percent of the basin in 2016 to accommodate more than 700 boats, including large boats, in the area where sea trials will be available.

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