The Michigan Boating Industries Association said attendance for its annual Recreational Boating Educational Conference, which is set for Dec. 7-8 in Lansing, is up 38 percent from this time last year.
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.
Offshore Sailing School said it retained Nate and Heather Atwater to develop and lead an expanded roster of flotilla cruises.
Sparkman & Stephens said today that it named Riley Yuhas as its marketing director.
The Southern California Yachting Association will hold its 28th annual Women’s Sailing Convention on Feb. 4 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar.
Sunglasses maker Costa del Mar said it named Backbone Media as its communications agency of record.
The Active Interest Media Marine Group announced that Daniel Harding has taken the helm as editor of Power & Motoryacht, effective immediately.
Rod and Bob Johnstone independently arrived at the same conclusion 39 years ago before launching the perennially popular J/24: The wave of baby boomers who were having so much fun sailing Hobie, Sunfish and other beach boats were marrying and having children and primed for owning a performance family sailboat.
International Superyacht Society members have voted on finalists for the 26th annual ISS Design Awards.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and eight of its members sponsored a home build with Habitat Broward to construct the first two-story duplex in Fort Lauderdale designed to house two separate families.
Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado’s administration is now backing a $45 million bond issue to finance the long-promised renovation of the historic Miami Marine Stadium, a Virginia Key landmark that’s been shuttered and deteriorating since 1992.