Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race came to the stopover in Newport, R.I., with a one-word message. It’s not “strength” or “endurance” or any other inspirational messaging poster you might see hanging in an office boardroom.
The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.
Sure, you’ve got some marketing challenges. But how about picking up and moving your shop to the middle of the Indian Ocean? That’s essentially the challenge Volvo Penta faces when it runs its Volvo Ocean Race around the world every three years.
More and more, it’s starting to look as if the risk that Greece will default on its debt is among relatively few serious short-term threats to a strengthening U.S. economy.
The Calypso, Jacques Cousteau’s research vessel, has languished in a coastal French warehouse amid a dispute between the Cousteau Society and a shipbuilding company over its restoration, which some say is a sign of the country’s fading maritime heritage.
Crocs have been a popular choice for those who prefer a quirky boating shoe and now the royal baby is giving the brand a resurgence.
For the second year, the Yacht Club de Monaco is hosting the Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup.
Greece was the word Monday, as it has been for several months during the latest chapter in the country’s long-running debt crisis.
Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright won the final offshore battle of the Volvo Ocean Race today in Sweden, but the overall trophy belonged to his rival from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skipper Ian Walker.
A tiny Pacific nation’s government — tired of foreign illegal commercial fishermen pillaging its waters — set fire to four boats belonging to Vietnamese sea cucumber and marine wildlife poachers.
Economists are convinced that the Federal Reserve won’t announce a rate increase at the end of its two-day policy meeting this week, but the central bank will nonetheless have important things to say.