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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.
Boston-based Rushton Gregory, a full-service marketing communications agency, added ClickToBoat.com (formerly NavQuest.com) to its client roster. Effective immediately, Rushton Gregory will provide public relations services to the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company, designed to obtain broad exposure and increase awareness of the Web site’s extensive marine services. “ClickToBoat.com is an exciting free resource available to boaters…more
Annapolis Classic Watercraft, a boat shop for antique and classic boats, moved its operation to Sarles Boat Yard on Spa Creek in the Eastport section of Annapolis. “ACW was ‘launched’ here in Eastport about six years ago,” said Bill Donahue, ACW’s founder and owner, in a statement. “We moved across the Severn because we needed…more
Sunstream Boat Lifts, of Kent, Wash., a leading manufacturer of hydraulic boat lifts, added Southeast Atlantic Boatlifts to its distribution network. Fort Lauderdale-based Southeast Atlantic Boatlifts, a provider of boat lifts, catwalks, docks, decks, pilings and accessories, will distribute Sunstream boat lifts and provide both sales and technical support to the Southern Florida areas of…more
Clarks Landing Boat Sales, of Chester, Md., was appointed a Sea Ray Ambassador Dealer for the 2009 model year. This is the fourth year Clarks Landing has received the honor. “It is with great honor that we received this most prestigious recognition,” said managing partner Jeff Truesdale. “Our team works extremely hard everyday providing boaters…more
Revenue at MarineMax declined by more than $108 million in the third quarter, which ended June 30, compared to the same period of 2007, the company announced this morning. Revenue was $271.3 million for the quarter, compared with $379.8 million for the comparable quarter last year. Same-store sales declined about 27 percent compared with a…more
To ensure the Mid-Atlantic region is thoroughly covered, Pettit has brought on Darron Zimmer as its Chesapeake Bay regional sales manager. In his new position, Zimmer will promote Pettit’s full line of marine products and will work directly with local, independent marinas, boatyards and dealerships. Most recently with a Mid-Atlantic wholesale distributor, he has extensive…more
Orlando, Fla.-based Craig Catamaran Corp., manufacturer of CraigCat powerboats, has named Kenton Smith Advertising & Public Relations its agency of record. Kenton Smith will handle the manufacturer’s collateral and print ads, public relations and dealer support programs. The agency just completed a comprehensive rebranding program for the company, including turnkey production of its new corporate…more
The International Superyacht Society announced the following information regarding its activities held during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. * Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m., ISS Headquarters, 777 SE 20th Street, Suite 150, Ft. Lauderdale. *Membership Meeting & Breakfast: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 8-10 a.m., Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center-Harbour…more
Registration is now open for the Drystack Conference and Southeast Florida Marina and Boatyard Study tour, set for Oct. 26-28 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Attendees will learn about the latest information on materials, design and cutting-edge techniques. The program also includes exhibitors featuring the most current products and services. For information, visit: www.marinaassociation.org.