International News

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.

Alabama boatbuilder gains overseas contract

Alabama-based Silver Ships received a contract to build two oil spill service boats for Saudi Aramco to operate at its waterborne facilities in Saudi Arabia. Each of the boats is a 48-by-16-foot bowloader with an air-conditioned pilothouse, push knees and all-welded aluminum construction, according to Silver Ships. The propulsion package will include twin Cummins QSB5.9…more

28_exports

Exports remain a bright spot

Despite the eurozone instability, overseas markets are rich in potential for U.S. boatbuilders In recent years, many U.S. boatbuilders have focused on ramping up exports, a trend driven in part by watching competitors offset sagging domestic sales in 2007 and 2008 with robust overseas volume. But just as these companies were poised to explode into…more

Hakes Marine moves operations to China

New Zealand racing-yacht builder Hakes Marine relocated to China and established Hakes Marine China in cooperation with Hudson Yacht & Marine Industries Inc. Hakes moved to Xiamen, where Hudson is based, and will be Hudson’s high-performance division, the companies said. Hakes’ operation in Wellington, New Zealand, went into liquidation in March. The companies said the…more

Australian conference seeks 2013 proposals

The Marine 13 International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held next April in Australia, is seeking abstracts from marine industry and related government officials worldwide. Organizers said the summaries should relate to at least one of the themes of the conference: boating business, boat safety and marinas. Marine 13 is the first Australian integrated…more

Boat sales in Thailand show signs of recovery

Thailand’s yachting sector is showing signs of recovery after three years of stunted growth and sluggish sales brought on by global economic turmoil, according to an industry expert in the Southeast Asian country. “2009 saw the start of the worldwide economy downturn and sales of smaller boats was the first [segment] to be affected,” Tony…more

Salvage operation starts for sunken cruise liner

Salvage crews started preliminary work to refloat the partially submerged Costa Concordia cruise liner. Titan Salvage, a U.S. company owned by the Crowley Maritime Group, and Micoperi, an Italian company that specializes in underwater construction and engineering, were contracted to refloat the wrecked liner and tow it away. The job is expected to cost at…more

Sale of the famed ‘Love Boat’ falls through

The Love Boat has been spared – at least for now. The former Pacific Princess that was made famous on the 1970s TV show “The Love Boat” was sold for scrap earlier this year, but the company that bought it has defaulted on its payment. What’s the Love Boat like today? Click here to go to…more

Webinar details benefits of U.S. export program

The marine industry is one of a few that will have access to scarce federal dollars during a nationwide push to increase exports from American companies. That was what the U.S. Department of Commerce told boatbuilders at a webinar Tuesday to discuss the federal push to grow boating exports. “With dwindling resources, we decided to…more

NMMA schedules export webinar

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will have a webinar Tuesday for members interested in learning about emerging export markets. “We’ll have some experts from the Department of Commerce explaining top markets and how to break into those markets if businesses are not there already,” Jim Currie, legislative director for the NMMA, told Soundings Trade Only.…more

Canada offers grant to fight Asian carp

Canadian and U.S. officials are working to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. Canada is making a $17.5 million contribution during the next five years to help keep the invasive species out of the lakes, and a bill introduced by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) also would seek to protect…more

1 34 35 36 37 38 48

Vote Today

At this early stage, which presidential candidate do you think will be best for the marine industry?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Search Boats for Sale

Length
Year
Price

Login to Trade Only Today

Lost Password