Roman boatbuilder Canados signed a partnership with the refit house Tecnopool, based in Viareggio, Italy.
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 Lauderdale Marine Center appointed marine industry veteran George Whitehouse as its new director of business development and William Alejandro as controller.
In 2005, the eye of Hurricane Katrina made its final landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, devastating towns such as Bay St. Louis, where the waterfront and downtown suffered heavy damage.
Australian businessman Peter Baird bought Broadwater Marine, the largest yacht chandlery in the Philippines.
BananaBelt Boats & Yachts announced a major expansion and a name change.
Marine software platform MyTaskit rolled out the Phase II Customer Development Site program, with seven companies joining in the last 90 days.
A Canadian yacht club was fined $2,500 for killing or injuring a dozen ring-billed gulls while trying to scare them.
Dockwa, the marina reservation platform that connects boaters to marinas online and by app, and Active Captain, an online interactive cruising guidebook for boaters, are joining forces to develop an online platform for marina reviews.
Suntex Marinas announced its second acquisition in a week with the purchase of CrossTimbers Marina, which is 18 miles north of Tulsa, Okla.
The Association of Marina Industries said it welcomes the Marina Association of Texas as its newest membership alliance.