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.

Boat sales show solid gains in November

The numbers weren’t nearly as large as boatbuilders and dealers typically see at midsummer, but the industry had another strong month in November, posting double-digit sales gains.

Volvo team hopes to salvage boat

Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson flew back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago.

NMMA addresses concerns about new Miami show site

Miami International Boat Show organizers say several concerns raised by the Village of Key Biscayne regarding a plan to bring the show to Miami Marine Stadium in 2016 are already being addressed.

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