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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.

Wanted: at-large boating commissioner

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a candidate to serve as the at-large boating commissioner on the board of the state’s Fish and Boat Commission. “We are searching for a person experienced in boating and water safety education who is also a registered boat owner in Pennsylvania,” said Andy…more

IMBC speaker: This is not 1929

The recession will be over when we decide it’s over, said economist Tony Villamil in a discussion of U.S. and global economic conditions Tuesday at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale. “We’re not in a typical recession,” said Villamil, dean of the business school at St. Thomas University in Miami. ”We have…more

Sail America holding meeting on regional growth

The Sail America Education Committee is hosting a meeting Friday at Strictly Sail Chicago, which is aimed at creating regional grow-sailing action plans. The meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. in Room 313 at the Navy Pier. John Arndt of Latitude 38 will host the event. He has recently hosted and participated in several West…more

YBAA extends registration discount

Because of the economic climate, the Yacht Brokers Association of America is extending the early registration discount for its conference throughout the entire registration period. The YBAA International Conference of Professional Yacht Brokers is set for Feb. 22-24 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, near Baltimore. The keynote speaker is Sgt. Matt Eversmann, who…more

Laborde picks M&D for equipment support

Laborde Products appointed M&D Distributors to provide fuel-injection equipment support for Mitsubishi and FPT/Iveco diesel engines. Based in Houston, M&D Distributors has been a diesel engine parts specialist for 66 years. “M&D has been a leader in the diesel fuel injection industry for manufacturers such as Bosch, Denso, Zexel, Stanadyne and others,” said M&D vice…more

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Genmar’s FinCraft debuts in Minneapolis

Genmar introduced its 17-foot FinCraft last week at the Minneapolis Boat Show. It’s the first model in a new line of entry-level fiberglass fishing boats. “Too many boatbuilders have walked away from the entry level market, or they offer a low-priced boat, but it’s a stripped-down, no-frills model,” said Genmar chairman Irwin Jacobs at the…more

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Changing Places

Douglas Thompson was appointed president and CEO of Mattapoisett, Mass.-based Watch Captain. “The software experience and management skills Doug brings to Watch Captain will help propel the company forward,” said Charles Bascom, founder and board chairman, in a statement. “I am very pleased to have Doug at the helm as we enter the next phase…more

Huizenga: All is not bad in marine industry

It’s a tough marketplace out there right now, but it still offers some unique opportunities, said Wayne Huizenga Jr. in his keynote address at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference today in Fort Lauderdale. “It’s not all bad, but you’re going to have to think differently,” said Huizenga, chairman of Rybovich, the Palm Beach, Fla.,…more

Great Lakes boating pioneer dies

Jim Sima, an icon in the Ohio marine industry, died last week at the age of 82. He founded Sima Motors Corp. in 1953 in Maple Heights, Ohio, and expanded the business into boat sales under the Sima Marine Sales banner in 1956. During his more than 50 years in the industry, Sima was a…more

Morningstar purchases Jacksonville Marina

Morningstar Properties acquired Jacksonville Marina as part of its joint venture with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, according to the Florida Times-Union. The marina is the fourth marina joint venture between Matthews, N.C.-based Morningstar and Chicago-based Harrison Street and the 10th in the Morningstar Marinas portfolio. Morningstar announced plans to dredge, replace the bulkhead, install…more

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