Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.

Dealership seeks donations for cancer fight

Sarah Moulton-Mullen, of Riverfront Marine Sports in Salisbury, Mass., created a page on the dealership Web site to accept donations and sell tickets to a fund-raiser for a close friend fighting breast cancer. “Party Like A Survivor,” a fund-raiser for Jennifer Small, is scheduled for Nov. 13 in Hampton, N.H. “Jennie and I have been…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Chaparral and Robalo, Wesmar, Galati, Coast Distribution, Navimo USA, Lear Electric Boats and Aqua Yacht Harbor. Chaparral and Robalo Boats recently completed its 45th annual worldwide dealer conference which was themed, “A Story of Strength and Stamina … Now and for the Future.” Held at…more

West Marine seeks environmental product entries

West Marine issued a final call for entries for its “Green Product of the Year” award. As part of West Marine’s mission to improve and protect marine habitats and reduce its impact on the environment, it will award one prize of $10,000 to the designated official winner (void where prohibited by law) at the 2010…more

Bass Pro Shops founder honored with lifetime achievement award

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership recently honored Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris at its second annual Capital Conservation Honors ceremony in Arlington, Va. Morris was presented with the organization’s Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award. Other honors included the Sportsman’s Champion Award presented to Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., for his leadership in the U.S. House…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Tigé Boats, SeaWide Distribution, and the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Tigé Boats added three new dealers to its network. Ski and Sport Inc., New England Correct Craft and Drummondville Marine joined the worldwide network of authorized Tigé dealerships. Located in Rogers, Ark., Ski and…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from CWR Electronics, Scout Boats, Racor and Keller Marine. CWR Electronics, a full-service distributor of marine, outdoor and consumer recreational products, added WxWorx Satellite Weather to its product line. WxWorx specializes in mobile weather analysis and is also the data provider for XM WX Satellite Weather,…more

GE issues its first asset-backed security

Industry leaders are hoping liquidity will return to marine floorplan lending with GE Capital issuing the first dealer floorplan asset-backed security under the Term Asset-Backed Securities Lending Facility, or TALF. “This is the first real sign that liquidity is coming back to the floorplan space in the secondary markets,” says Matthew Dunn, legislative director for…more

Boating World launches new Web site, begins fall testing

Boating World Magazine recently launched a new Web site, offering such features as a virtual docking game, moderated forums, and video channels. The new games area of BoatingWorldOnline.com lets visitors try their hand at boating games and traditional puzzles like word searches and crosswords. Boaters can connect on the forums, moderated by executive editor Alan…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Eastern Yacht Sales, Brunswick Marine Parts & Accessories, Smoker Craft, AB Inflatables and MarineMax. Eastern Yacht Sales, new boat dealers for Catalina Yachts, Eastern Boats, Jeanneau Yachts, Mainship Power Boats, Jefferson Yachts, Island Packet Yachts and Bavaria Yachts, opened a branch at Kingman Yacht Center…more

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