New Florida-based boatbuilder Island Boats is making its debut at the Miami International Boat Show by offering two pontoon models, the Island Boats 180 and 220. The Vero Beach company is headed by Ralph and Tim Poppell of Float-On Corp. “Our new Island Boats definitely aren’t your grandfather’s traditional pontoons,” Island Boats CEO Ralph Poppell…more
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
United Yacht Sales hired Caroline Jensen as a yacht broker on the West Coast.
Retractable sunshade designer and manufacturer SureShade named DiMillo’s Yacht Sales in Portland, Maine, as its 2013 SureShade Dealer of the Year.
Bass Pro Shops, named one of the “Top 10 Hottest Brands in America” by Advertising Age magazine, will open its 66th store in February in Hooksett, N.H.
Sundance Marine is partnering with Albury Brothers Boats to represent the builder’s 20-, 23- and 27-foot center consoles in six Florida locations.
A modified Marine Industry Dealership Certification program costs less, will be accessible to more dealers and holds more value for those who enroll: That’s the message the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is spreading, heading into 2014.
A year after Hurricane Sandy dealt the East Coast marine industry a heavy blow, organizers and exhibitors at the Kellogg Marine Dealer Trade Show in Connecticut were pleased to see a strong turnout and familiar faces.
C&C Yachts added Chicago-based Karma Yacht Sales as its western Great Lakes dealer.
Marine business review website BoaterRated LLC announced a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo.
Bass Pro Shops will raise funds in November and December to donate to the United Service Organizations and American Veterans. “For AMVETS, partnering with a respected, patriotic company such as Bass Pro Shops helps us engage the public and bring increased support for our returning veterans,” American Veterans national executive director Stewart Hickey said in…more