Industry News

Consisting of builders, dealers, marinas, parts and accessories makers and sellers and the trade groups that serve them, the marine industry is a sprawling and colorful collection of companies and people. From the number and type of boats it sells to its advocacy for the rights of boaters to enjoy their recreation on pollution-free waters, using fuel that doesn't damage their engines, the industry makes news in many ways.

NMMA releases industry growth forecast

The National Marine Manufacturers Association said it is making the 2016 ITR Economics Forecast for Boat Building Production Q3 free for NMMA members to download.

Thiel understood boats from the inside out and was generous with his time and knowledge.

An affinity for words … and people

Friends and associates in the marine industry are mourning the death of Capt. Richard Thiel, editor-at-large of Power & Motoryacht magazine, who died Sept. 13 in Branford, Conn., of complications from a stroke suffered a week earlier. He was 70 and a resident of Chester, Conn.

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