Thieves stole electronic equipment worth $300,000 to $400,000 from 25 to 30 boats in winter storage at a dealership on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Gekko said its new 2016 Surf Edition boats have been well received and the Minnesota-based manufacturer has added seven dealerships.
One of Japan’s largest marine dealerships, Be Freek, celebrated becoming Bass Cat’s premier Japanese dealer with an open house last month on Lake Biwa in Ogoto.
Northeast dealer Springline Yacht Sales is teaming with Elan, Impression and Catalina, adding to its lineup of Island Packet and Blue Jacket yachts.
The recent sale of Nautic Global Group and all of its brands to Bennington Marine came as a surprise to some in the industry and dealers that carried the brands expressed both excitement and a bit of apprehension about the transaction.
Merced, Calif.-based surf and wake-boat builder Supreme Boats said it added 21 dealers in the last several months.
Haimes Coleman Group announced that this year’s inaugural Florida Marine Dealer Training Show hosted 103 Florida marine dealers with more than 250 attendees at The Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Aug. 24-26.
California dealership Sun Country Marine said it added Boston Whaler boats to its lineup, forming a new partnership between the builder and dealer.
Western Branch Diesel has opened a new branch in Greensboro, N.C., bringing the number of its branches across five states to 10.
Dogged by a continuing legal challenge, a Lake Havasu City, Ariz., boat dealer spent this week sorting out payments for a pair of customers.