Four generations of the entrepreneurial Huggins family have operated Huggins Outboard in Albany, Ga., since it was founded 73 years ago. Huggins Outboard has become the largest boat and motor dealer in an 85-mile radius of Albany.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
KCS International, owner of Cruisers Yachts, announced a long-term sales and service agreement with HMY Yacht Sales, a family-owned company based in Dania Beach, Fla., that has nine locations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
Wider Yachts USA appointed Yachting Experts of Miami as its representative in Florida’s Miami Dade County and at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo at the top of the Florida Keys.
The grand opening of the 100,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Bristol, Tenn., will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 with a special evening for conservation and continue through Aug. 24.
Trac Ecological, manufacturer of environmentally friendly chemical cleaners, certified Marine Diesel Services of Costa Mesa, Calif. as the company’s newest yacht-servicing dealer.
Northrop & Johnson appointed Alicia Ewing as its newest charter broker in the Fort Lauderdale office.
Cape Yachts, based in South Dartmouth, Mass., and founded in 1986 by Dave Nolan, opened a new location on Long Island in Port Washington, N.Y., at Brewer Capri Marine.
Punta Gorda, Fla.-based Pier One Yacht Sales and Paradigm Yacht Sales have merged.
Outer Reef Yachts is opening a sales center in Cartagena, Colombia, led by Jaime Borda.
South Texas Yacht Service chose PierVantage to help run its growing business.