At a Northeastern boat show last year, a couple towing a baby and a toddler climbed around on a Berkshire pontoon. As his parents inspected the boat, the toddler tore across it before bouncing off a plush seat and landing on his diaper-padded bottom.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Monte Carlo Yachts appointed Simpson Marine as its exclusive dealer in Southeast Asia in a multiyear agreement.
Springline Yacht Sales, which serves the Long Island Sound market, added Island Packet Yachts to its offerings.
The Larson Boat Group announced a new partnership with Checkered Flag Marine in Mount Vernon, Wash. Checkered Flag has served the western Washington state boating community since the business was founded in 1992. It is now an authorized Larson (runabouts and cruisers from 16 to 32 feet), Larson FX (freshwater fishing boats 16 to 21…more
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
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.