The Volvo Ocean Race will make its only North American stop in Newport, R.I., in May 2015. Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad is scheduled to speak at the Hyatt Regency Newport at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday about “radical changes” to the race and its potential to reach a global audience. The race is a circumnavigation…more
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.
Organizers of Yacht and Boat Korea 2013 say exhibitor space is still available for the event, which will take place Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Changwon Exhibition and Convention Center in the Gyeongsangnam province of South Korea. Yacht and Boat Korea will be hosted by Gyeongnam, Changwon and Gyeongnam Technopark and is being organized by…more
More than 3,000 people, including domestic and international enthusiasts and manufacturers, are expected to be in Colombia at the 2014 Cartagena Boat Show, the largest Latin American exhibition of the marine industry. The show will be held March 22-24 in the capital of the department of Bolivar. Organizers expect participation to be 57 percent higher…more
The sixth annual 2013 China International Boat Show will open Friday at Xiamen Marina in Wuyuan Bay and continue through Monday. The show hosts one of the largest boat exhibits in China and will have an indoor section, an outdoor area and an in-water display. More than 300 yachts and boats of all sizes from…more
Mystic Seaport named Gary Jobson the 2013 recipient of the museum’s America and the Sea Award. Presented annually by the maritime museum, the award recognizes an individual or organization whose contribution to the history, arts, business or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American character. Jobson was to receive the award at a benefit…more
Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, which has properties in Florida and the Caribbean, announced the launch of Expedition Outfitters as part of its growing adventure travel lodging business.
Gyro stabilization system manufacturer Seakeeper appointed Kevin Zervas as global service manager. Zervas has 20 years of marine industry experience in management and service positions. At Seakeeper he will oversee a global team of technicians, enhance service training programs and expand the company’s customer support via key partners, distributors and dealers. “Seakeeper offers an outstanding…more
Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, redesigned the look and function of its website. The new site provides quick access to sailing newsfeeds, events and social media activity and a guide to sailing sources. The overhauled site structure offers member companies complete control over their public presence to the sailing audience…more
Ocean conservation non-profit Sailors for the Sea announced that the 34th America’s Cup earned a Sea Platinum Level Clean Regattas certification, the highest level possible. As the 34th America’s Cup Clean Regattas Partner, Sailors for the Sea worked with the America’s Cup Event Authority to expand and enhance its Clean Regattas program. “The collaborative efforts…more
From 115 products entered in this year’s DAME Design Award competition, 52 were nominated to go forward for final judging by the DAME jury. DAME 2013 received entries from around the world. The successful nominations came from 12 nations. Winners will be announced at 8 a.m. Nov. 19 at a breakfast briefing prior to the…more