Dealer reception to the Wake Tractor — a new surf brand built by industry veteran John Dorton and his son, Ben — has taken off since the brand made its industry debut at Surf Expo in September, with 19 domestic dealers already signed and 12 internationally.
From factory openings to production milestones to the launch of new boats, the marine industry makes news in numerous ways. Trade Only follows developments wherever they occur.
Sail America will hold its industry meeting Friday morning at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.
A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly told his childhood friend — major-league baseball pitcher Bronson Arroyo — that his boat sank before stealing it and fraudulently selling it for a fraction of its value.
I grew up boating and fishing in Michigan. I also love water sports, especially water skiing.
Jopie Helsen, owner of the Sailor’s Wharf in St. Petersburg, Fla., was named Member of the Year by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association at its recent annual dinner.
The private estate of presidential yacht builder John Trumpy Sr., designed by the builder himself, is up for sale in Annapolis, Md., and listed at $4.495 million.
Lippert Components named Shannon Angle general manager of the new Lippert Interiors Marine Division after the company acquired the business of Signature Seating.
The yachting industry search engine Yatco recently launched a Premier Sites service.
Midnight Express Powerboats said Cristian Condurache joined the powerboat builder as operations manager, supervising the day-to-day operation of its production and service facilities.
I guess you could say my story is a bit different from many of the others in this column. I got into the marine industry because of my passion for cooking. Yes, that’s right; I said cooking.