An expedition support vessel, hull No. 366, was launched late last month from the Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
Marinas and Boatyards
Marinas and boatyards offer the vital services, ranging from repairs to slips and seasonal storage, that boaters require. Because they're in regular contact with boat owners, these businesses can take the pulse of the recreational boating industry every day. Developments such as new facilities and new services at these sites help to drive the industry forward.
The iconic Pier 66 Marina in Fort Lauderdale is undergoing its first renovation since the yachting center’s launch more than five decades ago, just in time to return as an additional venue next month at the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
San Francisco-based GetMyBoat, a peer-to-peer and charter marketplace, launched a first-of-its-kind, global boat rental insurance product.
The Penboscot Pursuit Regatta, presented by sponsor Front Street Shipyard, drew more than 30 boats this year.
The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association will offer its intensive three-day marine service manager course Sept. 8-11 at the Viking Service Center in Riviera Beach, Fla.
Dave Nolan won’t sell a boat to just anybody. That might sound counterintuitive to most boat dealers — in fact, to most people in sales. But as the owner of Cape Yachts and South Wharf Yacht Yard, Nolan’s first priority is his promise that every customer will get superior service.
City officials joined local boaters to celebrate the completion of a $7.5 million renovation project at Dania Beach Marina in South Florida.
Gamage Shipyard in Bristol, Maine, recently chose PierVantage for Boat Yards to help with business management, abandoning its former software.
Freedom Boat Club said it was named Small Business of the Year in northeast Florida for 2014.
Northshore Yachtworks, a repair and refit facility in Vancouver, is the first yard in Canada to adopt The Boat Village to provide online service coordination and improve communication with its customers.