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.

Frigibar redesigns its website

Frigibar says its newly redesigned website is designed to invite customers to explore the company’s cockpit freezers and accessories.

New England Ropes adds sales rep

Fall River, Mass.-based New England Ropes said Wickes Marine will represent New England Ropes’ pleasure marine products throughout the East Coast region.

Sail magazine names new publisher

Active Interest Media appointed industry veteran Bob Bauer to the position of publisher of its Sail, Multihull Sailor, Sail New Boat and Gear Review titles.

DockMaster to discuss new software at customer conference

More than 100 DockMaster clients will gather in West Palm Beach, Fla., today and Tuesday for DockMaster User Conference: Onboard 2014 to hear more about DockMaster 8.0, the latest version due out in beta this March. Users also will get an update on the ongoing integration with The Boat Village. “The industry response to our…more


CWR Electronics promotes two in sales

Marine recreational products distributor CWR Electronics has announced two promotions. Jason Young has been named director of outside sales and Scott Jacobus has been promoted to director of sales and purchasing. As outside sales director, Young will be leading the maintenance and development of new business relationships, as well as starting an outside sales team…more

New Jersey dealer arrested in fraud case

A New Jersey boat dealer was arrested by police in Egg Harbor Township on Thursday and accused of taking boats in trade and reselling them without paying off the loans. Tracy Blumenstein, who owns Professional Boat Sales, Service and Storage in Egg Harbor Township, was charged with issuing bad checks and theft by deception, investigators…more

MMA digital forum set for Miami show

Marine marketers looking to grasp Internet optimization and new digital technologies are welcomed at a Mobile/Social/Web/Search/Email presentation from 3:30-5 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Miami International Boat Show.

Simple and easy PR for Ma and Pa

The adage “write what you know” is known to anyone who has ever taken pen to paper (or finger to keypad). Diane Seltzer, marketing director for retractable shade manufacturer SureShade, knows marketing, and a new business book she has published is written specifically to offer firsthand wisdom to mom-and-pop shops on how they can most…more

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt adds marketing director

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine owner Kyle Publications hired David Levesque, former director of business development for the Kanberra Group, to lead the development of the company’s new marine marketing solutions group.

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