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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.
Outboard fiberglass boats throttled up with a double-digit sales gain in August, but the rest of the recreational boat market struggled to keep up, leaving the market flat overall for the month.
Oklahoma-based Fiber Pad chose William F. Miller & Associates to represent the custom thermoform plastics manufacturer’s product line to OEMs and distributors in the greater South and Midwest.
Laura Burgess Marketing, public relations and marketing communications for the boating and recreational fishing markets, among others, relocated its headquarters to downtown New Bern, N.C.
A Commerce, Okla.-based company asked for tax abatement and other financial incentives to move onto the Bertram Yacht property on Merritt Island, Fla., and build 60- to 90-foot Ocean Alexander yachts using vacuum-infusion technology.
Trends in key categories continued to be mostly positive during the summer as boat sales made steady gains during another year of recovery for the industry.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday a bill that aims to increase the safety of California waterways by requiring boaters to pass a safety course and obtain a vessel operator card.
Hodgdon Yacht Services opened an office in Monaco and named Cyril Le Sourd as the company’s new European sales and marketing director.
Sally Helme, of The Sailing Co. in Middletown, R.I., and Eric Goetz of Goetz Composites in Bristol, R.I., were named the 2014 recipients of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association Anchor Awards.
Federal investigators had their first chance Tuesday to delve into the wreckage of a devastating fire last week at sportboat builder Northwest Marine in Ferndale, Wash.
Wayne Bisbee, tournament director of Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, which is held annually off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, announced a comprehensive aid plan to help the underprivileged residents of Cabo San Lucas recover from Hurricane Odile.