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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.
The long winter undoubtedly impacted boat sales, but data reveal the strongest first quarter since at least 2010, with sales that slightly outpaced those in 2012, a year characterized by a mild winter and early spring.
A hint about Discover Boating’s plans for 2014 — they involve drones.
Marine Products Corp., the builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats, said today that first-quarter sales rose 7.7 percent and that profits climbed 36.5 percent to nearly $2 million.
Edson International co-owner and general manager Hank Keene announced his retirement, which was effective March 25, because the effects of Parkinson’s disease no longer allow him to continue in the position.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Recreational Fishing Alliance are protesting a move by federal fishery management officials to reduce the red snapper recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico.
Yacht Exports said that last month it became the first U.S.-based boat shipping company to transport and deliver a heavy-lift yacht from Italy to Peru.
A new Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum scheduled to open this summer will give visitors a look at the lost local art of building schooners and the exhibits that will fill its halls will bring back to life the days when Biloxi, Miss., was thought of as the seafood capital of the world.
The Coast Guard in South Carolina is continuing to respond to reports of pollution at the Charleston City, Bristol and Ashley River marinas in the Charleston area during the weekend.
The Moorings announced the arrival in the Mediterranean of the Moorings 4800 and 3900 sail catamarans and the 394 power catamaran.
The McMurdo Group said it will host the second of its three-part webinar series on search and rescue (“MEOSAR: Are You Ready for the Next-Generation Search and Rescue Satellite System?”) on Thursday.