Management at Washington-based Westport Shipyard expects few changes following the yacht builder’s sale to Westport LLC, a group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family.
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.
Grenada Marine in the West Indies selected PierVantage for Boatyards as its technology platform.
There was a time not long ago when a technician would lumber down to the yard with tools and overalls to figure out what a boat needed and fix it. Today the hand tools largely have been replaced by laptops, and the service tech has an evolving job — one that requires knowledge of technology…more
The Colombian government is soliciting proposals from companies worldwide for construction of a marina that officials hope will include such amenities as a shipyard and shopping mall. It’s the first step in the government’s push to increase the country’s marine industry infrastructure as it rapidly gets eclipsed by growing demand.
Scandia Marine Services renamed itself Scandia Marine Center LLC and is relocating from Kentmorr Marina in Stevensville, Md., to Whitehall Marina in Annapolis.
South Florida’s marine industry is well-positioned to supply the materials, expertise and trained workers to handle the wave of repairs, refits, repowering and interior remodeling anticipated during the next seven to 10 years on the thousands of yachts over 80 feet built from 1998 to 2010, said Phil Purcell, executive director of the Marine Industries…more
Hodgdon Yachts launched Hodgdon Yacht Services, marking the Maine company’s expansion into both the yacht and pleasure boat service and refit sectors.
Bellingham Marine general manager Jesse Ellenz was named vice president of special projects.
John Giglio, 39, operates Freedom Boat Club, a membership organization that markets itself as an affordable alternative to boat ownership.
Sam Crocker is the assistant manager at Crocker’s Boatyard in New London, Conn., and he was born and raised in the marine industry. At 24, he is a fifth-generation Crocker — along with brother Greg — and is working his way up the ranks of the family business.