Manufacturers

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.

Yeargin has brought a focus to Correct Craft’s business model that is paying off with growth in a tough market.

Q&A with Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin

Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin has overseen the company’s expansion through some new acquisitions that have led it to grow exponentially. The parent company of Nautique has been on an acquisition streak, having bought fishing boat brands Bass Cat and Yar-Craft in March and engine builders PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines last October. (Yeargin

Florida governor touts Boston Whaler’s growth

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Boston Whaler’s Edgewater headquarters earlier this month in an event the builder said served to highlight the recent completion of an 18-month-long expansion project.

Jeanneau/Prestige adds marketing director

Jeanneau/Prestige Yachts America, the subsidiary of the French boatbuilder by the same name, appointed Christopher J. Hughes as its new marketing and communications director.

Brunswick sees boost from better Sea Ray sales

A lengthy backlog on larger new Sea Ray products, such as the 650 Fly flagship boat introduced at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach in 2014, has made money for Sea Ray dealers and parent company Brunswick Corp.

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