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.

Flagstone Island Gardens developer sues Miami

The developer of the Flagstone Island Gardens project on Watson Island has filed a lawsuit against the city of Miami, according to the South Florida Business Journal, seeking $122 million in damages because the city threatened to cancel its lease.

MDCE names opening keynote speaker

Best-selling author and innovation guru Tim Sanders has been named the opening keynote speaker for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which is set for Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.

Boat sales have best 2017 month in May

The recreational boat industry had its strongest month this year in May as sales rose in all but two categories and some segments posted double-digit gains.

Premier Marine files for bankruptcy protection

Premier Marine, maker of Premier Pontoons, filed for Chapter 11 restructuring as a result of a “failed acquisition of another pontoon manufacturer in 2011,” said a motion filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota.

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