Best-selling author and innovation guru Tim Sanders has been named the opening keynote speaker for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which is set for Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.
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.
Soundings magazine and Active Interest Media are launching the first in a series of online boating education courses. Beginning in July, Boaters University will launch its first course “Maintaining and Troubleshooting Marine Diesel Engines.”
Marine engine executives met in Washington, D.C., this week with top leaders of the House of Representatives and the Trump administration to discuss the effects of legislation and regulations on recreational boating.
Kyle Publications, publisher of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine and the Marine Ad Network, changed its name to Kyle Media.
The Active Interest Media Marine Group said it made several staff changes.
Last year was “an extraordinary year” for Bob Johnstone, who founded MJM Yachts in 2002 and was co-founder many years earlier of J Boats Inc.
The board of the Michigan Boating Industries Association voted to contribute $10,000 to the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation and pledge an additional $10,000 as a matching grant.
CRC Industries is sponsoring the FB Marine Group 40-foot MTI catamaran in the Superboat class for the 2017 Superboat International racing season.
Boat dealers reported solid demand in May, with 63 percent saying they saw growth in new-boat sales, according to the monthly survey conducted by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Baird Equity Research.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a favorable ruling to Malibu Boats in a patent dispute with MasterCraft regarding its wake surf systems.