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Statistical Surveys, a Michigan company that tracks new-boat registrations, provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports on boat sales from every state in the country.

Former Huckins Yacht owner dies at 94

Kenneth Warren Archibald, stepson of Huckins Yacht Corp. founder Frank Pembroke Huckins, passed away Sept. 28 in Jacksonville, Fla., at the age of 94. Archibald returned to Jacksonville after World War II to work with his stepfather at Huckins Yacht Corp. Following Frank Huckins’ death in 1951, Archibald assumed ownership and operated the company until…more

MITEC survey shows need for specialists

MIAMI BEACH — An industry-needs assessment survey shows that electrical specialists, engine mechanics and electronics specialists are among the most sought-after positions by employers, according to the Marine Industry Training & Education Council. The results of the survey were presented at the council’s Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training, held yesterday at the Miami Beach…more

Genmar wins Autodesk award

Genmar Yacht Group was named Autodesk Inventor of the Month for September. The program recognizes innovative design and engineering advancements made using Autodesk Inventor software. Genmar Yacht Group, which builds luxury yachts under the Carver and Marquis brands, used Autodesk Inventor software to design the new Marquis 420 Sport Coupe, recognized as the best new…more

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Dockwise ‘super ship’ heading to UAE

Dockwise Yacht Transport’s “super ship” Yacht Express will make its first delivery to the United Arab Emirates. The 687-foot ship’s load of luxury yachts will be bound for the Dubai International Boat Show (March 3-7) and the inaugural Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (March 12-14). “This will be the first time Yacht Express has visited the…more

Florida marine summit starts next week

Several Florida marine industry groups will meet Sept. 24 in Palm Beach, Fla., for the 10th annual Marine Summit. The event runs from 1-5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The keynote speakers are incoming Florida State Senate president Jeff Atwater and House majority leader Adam Hasner. Topics include: state of the industry…more

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Hargrave to be at European boat show

Hargrave Custom Yachts, a builder of custom yachts from 70 to 130 feet, recently expanded into the European market and will participate next month in its first Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show in France. “Our marketing efforts over the years have been focused on the American buyer, but we foresee a strong future in…more

AMI salary survey now online

The 2008 Association of Marina Industries’ Marina Wage Rate Survey is now open for participation. This is a new survey intended to provide marina managers a means to compare the salaries of their employees to others in the same region and around the nation. The survey contains questions about hourly wages, average vacation time, benefits…more

Florida boaters, businesses brace for hurricane

Marine businesses and boaters in Florida are gearing up for their first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center reported this morning that Tropical Storm Fay is strengthening as it approaches the southern tip of Florida. At 8 a.m., the center of storm was located over the northern coast of Western Cuba,…more

Yacht groups team up for brokerage sessions

YachtWorld.com, a leading marine Web-based resource for the yacht brokerage industry and the Yacht Brokers Association of America, a leading professional yacht broker association, announced their co-sponsorship of two Yacht Brokerage University sessions for their mutual yacht broker members. The first will be held Aug. 5 at the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel in Warwick, R.I,…more

Tiara announces more layoffs

Tiara Yachts, a division of S2 Yachts, announced its second round of layoffs. Effective next week, about 70 employees will be on a one-week hiatus, the company said in a statement. And by the first week in August, nearly 95 employees will be indefinitely laid off. “After these adjustments, we believe we are staffed at…more

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