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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.

Sponsors sign on to Salty Dawg Rally

Three well-known names in the recreational boating world signed on as sponsors of the Salty Dawg Rally, according to rally co-founder Bill Knowles. West Marine, the nation’s largest boating supply retailer, yacht builder Beneteau America and Florida’s Earle Yachts, a major brokerage firm, have joined in support of the Salty Dawg, the East Coast’s annual…more

Exposure Marine X2 gains endorsement

The Norwegian Sea Rescue Association recommended the British-made Exposure Marine X2 searchlight for the professional and recreational marine market by adding it to the group’s existing range of recommended safety equipment. The association is a voluntary, membership-based organization that aims to save lives and protect the environment. It runs a fleet of high-speed rescue craft…more

FBI files Boston-area boater’s vessel as evidence

Investigators moved Slip Away II, the boat made famous after a Boston bombing suspect hid out there before a standoff with police left the boat riddled with bullet holes, to an evidence storage facility. The 24-foot Seabird became even more famous after a Crowdtilt campaign sought to collect enough funds to buy a new boat…more

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Fundraising ongoing for Boston-area boat owner

There are lots of funds being raised for the victims of the bombings last week at the Boston Marathon finish line, but a recent campaign is seeking help for an unusual victim — the owner of the boat that one of the suspects hid out in during a shootout with police. A campaign on Crowdtilt…more

Singapore show will expand into China

The success of this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, which opened Thursday and ended Sunday, has led to the signing of an agreement between Singapore Yacht Events and Nansha Marina to extend the show into China. Singapore Yacht Events managing director Andy Treadwell said in a statement that he was looking at potential collaborations with all…more

Silver recovered from shipwreck will go on display

Odyssey Marine Exploration, a pioneer in the fields of deep-ocean shipwreck and offshore mineral exploration, said the first public unveiling of silver recovered from the SS Gairsoppa shipwreck will be held when its multimedia traveling exhibit opens May 24 at Discovery Times Square in New York. The exhibit — named Shipwreck! — features hundreds of…more

Singapore Yacht Show starts today

Now in its third year, the annual Singapore Yacht Show opens today and runs through Sunday at the One 15 Marina Club in the island resort port of Sentosa. Dubbed “the region’s premier lifestyle event” by organizers, the show brings together a collection of luxury yachts, motor vehicles, fine art, property, fashion and nightlife. Nearly…more

SS United States rally set for Friday

A rally will be held Friday in New York City as part of an effort to save the SS United States. The 1,000-foot vessel is facing high maintenance costs, so the SS United States Conservancy is trying to raise awareness and money to give it additional time to repurpose the ship into a permanently moored…more

Companies form superyacht joint venture

Floating Life and Blu Jet Capital recently formed Yacht&Jet Life, a joint venture for the management, production, refitting, charter and brokerage of superyachts and business and private jets. The companies said the venture gives superyacht owners the possibility of flying and traveling in freedom. Floating Life allows its members to combine a typically relaxing cruise…more

Yachts International names new editor-in-chief

Veteran yachting journalist and editor Kenny Wooton joined Active Interest Media’s Yachts International as editor-in-chief. He will oversee the title’s editorial department and digital properties and will work to advance its position as the most successful luxury yacht publishing brand in the world. “Kenny is a proven leader and editorial visionary who will accelerate our…more

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