Fairwinds Marina and Freedom Boat Club added the Lexington Pontoons line to the Chesapeake Bay-based dealership’s offerings.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Florida-based boatbuilder Jupiter Marine International said it added three new dealers in key North American markets.
G Marine said it is expanding to Fort Lauderdale four years after establishing its first yacht brokerage office in Miami.
Rhode Island and Fort Lauderdale-based Wellington Yacht Partners announced the opening of a new satellite office at Handy Boat in Falmouth, Maine.
Great Lakes region Nordic Tug dealer Bay Breeze Yacht Sales said it started a Nordic Tug charter and trawler school.
The Wawasee Boat Co. of Syracuse, Ind., is now a representative for the Hacker-Craft brand.
The boating industry often concentrates on marketing to baby boomers, but it might be crafting its message on assumptions about how boomers act — and those might not line up with boomers today.
A new survey shows that despite shaky consumer confidence and 2016 being an election year, boat dealers who were optimistic about their business outnumbered those who were less optimistic by a 2-to-1 margin.
HF Marine, the U.S. and Caribbean distributor for Highfield aluminum-hulled inflatable boats, said it added 17 dealers to its network.
Nautical Ventures is opening its third South Florida showroom at 1501 Broadway in Riviera Beach, Fla.