The Freedom Boat Club is celebrating National Safe Boating Week (May 20-26) with initiatives designed to raise awareness of boating safety.
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 business of boating is in a good place in 2017. For evidence, look no further than the deal that Suntex Marina Investors LLC and Seven Kings Holdings Inc. announced in April.
Albury Brothers Boats said it was selected to build a 33-foot boat that will be christened Rybo-Life for the Rybovich Superyacht Marina in Florida.
Pier One Yacht Sales said the NI’O Yacht Group, which is owned by Shirley Nelle, merged her company with Pier One.
Business software platform MyTaskit said today that it is partnering with Montreal-based Valsoft, which specializes in acquiring and developing vertical market software companies.
Walstrom Marine said it opened a new location in Traverse City, Mich.
New England Boatworks will become Rhode Island’s largest Clean Marina in a presentation Friday at its Portsmouth facility.
MyTaskit said a recent study by the independent research firm Marine Business Advisors showed that the coordination module of MyTaskit Pro provides a return on investment 15 times its cost in the first month.
Freedom Boat Club said it partnered with Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla., to give students in the Biology of Fishes class an opportunity to get out on the water and experience real-world fish-sampling methods, including seine netting, cast netting and dip netting.
Paul Boomsma, honorary member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, or ICOMIA, was honored Wednesday with the “Officier in de orde van Oranje Nassau,” the civil and military Dutch order of chivalry.