Kentuckiana Yacht Sales, of Jeffersonville, Ind., and its related manufacturing company, Jefferson Yachts Inc., filed for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Indiana. In court documents filed Jan. 23, Kentuckiana Yacht Sales lists about $221,000 in assets and more than $1.75 million in liabilities.…more
Bankruptcies and Restructuring
Bankruptcies and reorganizations force change on the marine industry as companies react to difficulties in the economy or their market by leaving recreational boating or shifting to a new and different role.
Miami-based marine retailer B&F Marine is exiting bankruptcy protection after restructuring its debt. Family-owned B&F Marine, which once had four stores, now has one location and 13 employees. Its mortgage was split into three loans, with only one requiring monthly payments and the others due at maturity, the South Florida Business Journal reported. B&F Marine…more
Michigan’s Powerquest Boats is liquidating by order of a secured creditor, the company announced, with all assets, remaining equipment and boat molds to be sold to the highest bidder via online auction. “Powerquest is just one more well-known Michigan company that has been the victim of a sluggish economy,” according to a statement. “Powerquest boats…more
Washington Water Sports, a boat dealership in Liberty Lake, Wash., said it will close its doors later this month after four years in business. The dealership carries the MasterCraft line of boats and was called MasterCraft Inland Northwest until it added three other boat lines — Supra, Moomba, and Centurion — to its inventory last…more
Ambassadors International announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the sale of substantially all of Ambassadors’ assets, including its principal operating unit, Windstar Cruises, to TAC Cruise LLC, an affiliate of Xanterra Holding Corp. The sale is expected to close next week. During a court-supervised competitive bidding process, TAC Cruise submitted a winning…more
Gulf Coast Community Bank has taken over the Pensacola Beach Marina after the Florida Panhandle property was not sold Tuesday in an auction. The highest bid, $1.2 million, fell short of the $2.8 million owed on the property. Click here for the full report.
The Inland Waterway Provision Co., in Oriental, N.C., a popular chandlery among cruisers on the Intracoastal Waterway, is reopening, but only in the month of April for a liquidation sale that will offer discounts of as much as 50 percent, said Mark Henley, who bought the chandlery’s stock from the bank that had taken it…more
Thirty-seven boat slips at Harbour Pointe Marina in Carolina Beach, N.C., will be sold next month at a public auction. The local financial institution that ordered the auction has contracted with the Iron Horse Auction Co. to conduct it. Eight slips will sell, regardless of price, with the balance selling subject to the owner’s confirmation.…more
Sheldon Good & Co. will conduct an April 14 auction of 140 condominium boat slips within the Port of the Islands Marina in Naples, Fla. Offered together in bulk, the 140 slips, of which 52 are liveaboards, are guaranteed to sell at or above $1.96 million. “The owner of the adjacent Port of the Islands…more
After 32 years of serving the book and charting needs of the boating community in Newport, R.I., and around the world, Armchair Sailor Bookstore announced it will be closing its doors at the end of April. “Times have changed and the past few years been very difficult for independent specialty bookstore retailers,” said John Mann,…more