As we approach boat show season, boat manufacturers have begun bombarding us with press releases announcing new product. Keep them coming.
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.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen won a court order Thursday placing the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s tall ship, under a private receiver who will be tasked with helping the ailing nonprofit Amistad America Inc. untangle its finances and make sure state grants that help support the historic 129-foot topsail schooner are well spent.
A California bill that would require the state Division of Boating and Waterways to issue vessel operator cards to people who have passed an approved exam has passed the legislature and is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Trac Ecological, a manufacturer of onboard equipment cleaning and maintenance products, has appointed Brian Bennett as the company’s new senior sales representative.
HydroHoist Marine Group said it recently made the transition to a more rigorous set of standards in order to join Rotek, the parent company’s plastics division, and HyPower, the company’s power pedestal division, in ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Active Interest Media’s Marine Group announced that Shannon McCoy was named publisher at Yachts International.
Organizers of The MidAtlantic, formerly known as the Mid-Atlantic $500,000, changed more than the name for the 2014 tournament, which is set to start Sunday at the Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, N.J., and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Md.
New registrations for Trade Only Today premium online content are now back online as technical problems have been resolved.
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is using the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” to help viewers distinguish fact from fiction during Shark Preservation Week at the Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach.
Marine industry associations should focus on all aspects of the industry —from marinas to dealerships, insurers to subcontractors —as they make plans for the future.