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Boatbuilders are the backbone of the marine industry. They can be found across the country, constructing everything from personal watercraft and small skiffs to large center console fishing boats and oceangoing yachts. A large majority of the recreational boats sold in the United States are built in this country.

The Beneteau Group continues its push into the North American powerboat market (Barracuda 9 Fly pictured) with the acquisition of Rec Boat Holdings.

A romance kindled in Paris

The Great Recession launched a seemingly endless cycle of boatbuilder bankruptcies and sales, and the fallout is still being felt six years after the bottom dropped out of the financial world. But Rec Boat Holdings — consisting of four brands that Platinum Equity scooped up after Genmar went belly-up in 2010 — is the first…more

Brunswick reports 2Q results

Second-quarter sales at Brunswick Corp. increased 4 percent from last year to $1.14 billion, up from $1.1 billion in the 2013 quarter, reflecting growth in outboard boats and engines, as well as parts and accessories for the marine segment.

Brunswick sells its retail bowling business

Brunswick Corp. sold its retail bowling business, reaching an agreement Thursday with Bowlmor AMF for about $270 million of gross proceeds after Bowlmor made an unsolicited bid.

Hydra-Sports opens factory-direct center in New Jersey

Less than two years after announcing it would go completely factory-direct from a Florida facility, HydraSports Custom announced a new factory-direct center in Brick, N.J. Comstock Marina will serve the territory from Virginia to Maine for new-boat sales and service. “We selected Comstock Marina and Yacht Sales because they are as enthusiastic about the boating…more

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