My first job in the marine industry was self-inflicted and salary-less. Sailing around the world in my own 45-foot sloop was my lifelong dream and passion. But in order to achieve this, I had to build the boat. When the opportunity arose to do so, I leaped on it.
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.
Defying critics who said it couldn’t be done, Dorade completed a four-year campaign to repeat all of the major ocean races she won in the 1930s, finishing on the podium at the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, where she took second in IRC Class 4 and seventh overall among 356 boats.
The Oct. 16 issue of the South Florida Business Journal will spotlight Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties’ marine industry in the publication’s first-ever ranking of the industry’s top performers.
Taylor Made Group president and COO Andy Jobbins will retire at the close of the company’s fiscal year, effective Oct. 1.
Buddy Haskell, of Haskell’s Marine in Jacksonville, Fla., goes above and beyond to keep his customers’ boats safe — including chasing down a thief and retrieving a boat before it vanished.
Nautor’s Swan named Robert Holm as customer care director.
The American Vessel Documentation Association was formed in 1995 to fill a void because of the consolidation of Coast Guard documentation offices in major U.S. coastal and inland ports to a single East Coast location.
The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association is addressing the U.S. marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions with a nationwide survey and a follow-up working session with experts at the Sept. 15-17 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Louisville, Ky., in September.
Caterpillar Inc. said it plans a new round of layoffs to cut costs as declining revenue from global mining and construction activities erodes its bottom line.
“Uncharted Waters,” a documentary following athletes on the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry, will explore what makes an elite athlete tick during the final year of their journey toward a spot on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.