Recreational fishing generated $58 billion in sales and $19 billion in income and supported 381,000 jobs in 2012 in fishing and across the broader economy, according to a new NOAA Fisheries economic report.
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.
Scientists are monitoring one of the largest icebergs now in existence, which broke off an Antarctic glacier earlier this year and is now heading into the open ocean.
Manufacturing is projected to be cheaper in the United States than in China by 2018. That news comes as manufacturing companies say they’re getting a boost as companies begin spending cash they’ve been sitting on.
In March 1780, a 12-pounder Concorde class frigate of the French navy named Hermione brought the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States so he could rejoin and help lead the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
The Cartagena International Boat Show grew exponentially in its second year as attendance rose 165 percent, from 1,300 in its inaugural year to 3,455 this year.
Yacht Exports said that last month it became the first U.S.-based boat shipping company to transport and deliver a heavy-lift yacht from Italy to Peru.
The Moorings announced the arrival in the Mediterranean of the Moorings 4800 and 3900 sail catamarans and the 394 power catamaran.
Recent news items and an everyday question Floridians ask law enforcement officials involves the carrying of weapons, specifically firearms, on sailboats, yachts and other seaworthy craft capable of entering international waters.
America’s Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder was reportedly suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing’s international governing body.
Last month Beneteau America unveiled a new organization to lead its strategy in the Americas with a single north/south axis.