Three months after a New Jersey law halved the sales tax on boats, some dealerships are reporting an uptick in sales and are promoting the tax break as the spring selling season gets underway.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Connecticut-based Springline Yacht Sales is expanding to Lake Champlain and Quebec with the addition of yacht broker Julie Garneau.
Workers are 87 percent more likely to love their jobs if they work from home.
Southport Boats of Augusta, Maine, has a new dealer relationship in Florida with Palm City Yachts, which said it has two locations in Stuart and one in Palm Beach, with more to follow.
Australian builder McConaghy Boats named Newport, R.I., pro sailor Collin Leon as the exclusive dealer for the MC 31 in the United States.
Springline Yacht Sales was awarded Best in Show for its sailboat display at the New England Boat Show, which the dealer said has grown into the Northeast’s largest indoor boat show.
Spring Brook Marina opened a new location in Fish Creek, Wis.
Absolute North America tapped St. Clair Shores, Mich.-based Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales as its dealer for the Great Lakes region.
Rossiter Boats president and CEO Scott Hanson said the Canadian builder added four U.S. dealers.
Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings added SunDance Marine, which has five locations on Florida’s east coast, as the first phase of its growth plans for the Sunshine State.