Home Port Marine Marketing of Kilmarnock, Va., has been selected by four U.S. manufacturers to provide publicity and promotion services. Centek Industries, a Thomasville, Ga.-based manufacturer of fiberglass wet marine exhaust systems, has chosen Home Port to provide product promotion and publicity. Centek holds several patents for its marine exhaust systems and trademarks on seven…more
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.
Ian Atkins was promoted to vice president/general manager of YachtWorld/Boats.com. YachtWorld.com and Boats.com are owned by Trade Only’s parent company, Dominion Enterprises, of Norfolk Va. “Ian has been group general manager of YachtWorld/Boats.com since July 2007, having joined the business just after it was created in early 2000,” said Jack J. Ross, president of Dominion…more
Tacoma, Wash., benefited from more than $19 million in economic impact as a result of the Tall Ships Tacoma festival this summer, according to a recently released study. Completed by the festival and event consulting firm Birchhill Enterprises LLC, the study offers an in-depth look at the festival’s impact on the local economy, as well…more
Florida boating law administrator Capt. Richard Moore was given the Personal Watercraft Industry Association’s 2008 Boating Safety Leadership Award during the annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Moore is the second recipient of the annual PWIA award, which recognizes an individual in the boating law community who has…more
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will host a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) enrollment center at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The center will facilitate registration of U.S. Coast Guard-licensed mariners and others who are required by recent changes in regulations to have a TWIC, and to also serve as a…more
Thetford Marine has appointed Brad Burton as its new marine OEM account manager. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thetford manufactures sanitation, refrigeration and other marine care products. Burton joins the company with more than 20 years of sales management experience in the marine industry. He previously served as business development director for boat and yacht…more
Waterway Guide Publications, the Annapolis, Md.-based publisher of Dozier’s Waterway Guides and Waterway Guide magazine, has acquired The Bahamas Cruising Guide by Mathew Wilson. The Bahamas Cruising Guide, previously published by Nomad Publications of White River Junction, Vt., is a leading guide to the Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos. The guide provides navigational information, shoreside…more
Light, sweet crude oil opened below $100 this morning, at $95.80, in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It closed Friday at $101.18. Oil reached its 52-week high in July, selling at $147.35. Last Sept. 14, it was selling at $73.18, its 52-week low. For information, click here.
Search-and-recovery efforts continue today in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which slammed into the coast early Saturday morning. More than 2,500 search-and-rescue missions have already been completed, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and when these missions are completed, emphasis will shift to recovery and rebuilding efforts. For full coverage on these…more
Prominent naval architect Olin J. Stephens II, who designed more than 2,200 cruising and racing yachts, died Saturday in Hanover, N.H. He was 100. Stephens designed lines of yachts as diverse as Dorade, a 52-foot yawl that prompted a ticker-tape parade in New York after winning the 1931 Trans-Atlantic Race, and Ranger, a 135-foot J-Class…more