Crowds gather at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Organizers said attendance increased and dealers and exhibitors reported strong sales. CREDIT: Josh Davidson for the U.S. Sailboat Show

U.S. Sailboat Show reports attendance boost

Hurricane Joaquin might have threatened the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, but the show ran as scheduled Oct. 8-12 with largely gorgeous weather and tremendous crowds.

Court fight resumes over new Miami show site

The village of Key Biscayne is back in court in its attempt to stop the 2016 Miami International Boat Show from taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium grounds — an effort organizers say is futile since nothing will deter them from continuing plans for the boat show at the park on Presidents Day weekend.

Dealers cautious on effects of Nautic Global Group sale

The recent sale of Nautic Global Group and all of its brands to Bennington Marine came as a surprise to some in the industry and dealers that carried the brands expressed both excitement and a bit of apprehension about the transaction.

NMMA buys American Sportfishing Association shows

The National Marine Manufacturers Association acquired the rights to the American Sportfishing Association’s four consumer shows, a strategic move that will boost the NMMA’s ability to expand the fishing component at some of its existing shows.

NMMA moves forward on Miami despite failed deal

An agreement between the city of Miami and the village of Key Biscayne fell through after a long closed-door meeting Thursday night — unsurprisingly after village officials reneged support on Wednesday — but organizers of the Miami International Boat Show say that won’t prevent the show from taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium Park…more

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Miami show site settlement falls apart

A deal between the city of Miami and a neighboring village that would have ended a legal dispute over the Miami Marine Stadium and its surrounding area — and a drawn-out fight over holding the Miami International Boat Show at the site — has fallen through.

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Wake Tractor adds 30-plus dealers since launch

Dealer reception to the Wake Tractor — a new surf brand built by industry veteran John Dorton and his son, Ben — has taken off since the brand made its industry debut at Surf Expo in September, with 19 domestic dealers already signed and 12 internationally.

A rendering of the NMMA’s vision for the Miami International Boat Show, set to take place Feb. 11-15 at the Miami Marine Stadium Marine Park and Basin.

Sides near settlement in Miami show site dispute

A settlement agreement proposed by the city of Miami and the village of Key Biscayne that would end a dispute over the Miami Marine Stadium Marine Park will not thwart the Progressive Miami International Boat Show from taking place there in 2016.

Boatyard files counter lawsuit against Gunboat

China-based Hudson Yacht and Marine Industries blamed design flaws in Gunboat International’s models, not builder error, for problems that resulted in warranty claim disputes and eventually in Gunboat filing a lawsuit against HYM.

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