South Florida’s largest boat repair center is being sold.
As the recreational boating industry strives to grow, the role boatyards play continues to become more significant. Owners who use their boats frequently require service that is quick and complete, even as the vessels themselves grow more complex in terms of their engines and electronics. Boatyards are starting up or expanding in an effort to meet this challenge.
Thieves broke into Ocean Master’s secured boatyard in Stuart, Fla., and stole a truck, a trailer and a new boat with outboards.
River Forest Yachting Centers of Stuart and LaBelle, Fla., said it launched a new mobile-friendly website.
The State of Hawaii is investigating a Lahaina boatyard’s practice of collecting storage fees from boaters near the Mala boat ramp.
Front Street Shipyard’s in-house design team is collaborating with yacht designer Bill Tripp to develop a new line of modern sloops that are now available for construction.
Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 signed with PierVantage for Boat Builders to help the Nova Scotia-based builder manage its expanding boatbuilding and service business.
Maine Built Boats launched a video series highlighting member yards.
Fort Lauderdale-based River Bend Marine Center, which has served the yachting and brokerage community for more than 40 years, will undergo an extensive renovation as part of a master plan to modernize and upgrade the facility.
The Knierim Yachtbau GmbH shipyard in Kiel, Germany, is celebrating its 50th anniversary building boats.
Brewer Yacht Yard Group is restructuring two Warwick, R.I., marinas in an effort to better serve customers.