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.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
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.
Tender Care Boats LLC said today that it added Southport Boats center console models 272, 292 and 33 to its line of yacht tenders.
Moose Landing Marina in Naples, Maine, was named the Ranger Tugs dealer in the state.
California-based center console boatbuilder Mag Bay Yachts said it has signed a dealership agreement for the northwest Gulf Coast with the Marine Group, which has a 30-plus-year history of serving boaters from New Orleans to Panama City, Fla.
Sunreef Yachts has named the Catamaran Co. its official dealer in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
EASTPOINT, Fla. — In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle, flats boats and bay boats account for a healthy chunk of the recreational craft on the water.
Walker Bay Boats said International Yacht Network will now carry three RIB lines — the Genesis, Odyssey and Supertender.
Essex Yacht Sales said it has a marketing alliance with custom wooden-boat builder and designer Rockport Marine.