The Florida Yacht Brokers Association will host a media event with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to update the brokerage community on efforts to remove federal laws barring the sale of foreign-flagged yachts to U.S. citizens while in domestic waters.
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.
Safety Components was awarded a U.S. patent for its WeatherMAX 80 technical fabric.
Australian boaters are catching on to the pontoon trend, according to Mercury Marine.
The mood of American consumers, as measured by The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index, was less optimistic in October.
While U.S. businesses and stock markets continued to watch the Federal Reserve for signs that an interest-rate increase is near, the People’s Bank of China — China’s central bank — was cutting rates on Friday for the sixth time in less than a year.
Guernsey-based Bachmann Group hired Yvonne Smyth to help manage its luxury yacht management sector.
Technomarine Yachts was selected as the South Florida authorized independent sales representative as Wider Yachts USA seeks to grow its presence in this country.
In an effort to help boaters prepare for Cuba’s welcome of U.S. boats, NV Charts is releasing all four Cuba chart sets in NV Charts’ atlas-style format.
Economy watchers had plenty of news to follow last week as the government issued reports on retail sales, producer prices and consumer prices, but it was consumers themselves who spoke the loudest and they had encouraging things to say.
Auckland, New Zealand-based builder Rayglass Boats won the Excellence in Exporting Award at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s Westpac Business Awards.