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Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.

MFG.com debuts online tool for suppliers

Online manufacturing marketplace MFG.com implemented a buyer reputation scorecard, a new profile feature that allows suppliers to view a buyer’s tendency to award jobs before responding to a request for quotation, or RFQ.

Turnaround strategy shows Sunseeker making progress

Sunseeker International, the U.K.’s largest boatbuilder, has turned the corner and is showing a 44 percent increase in orders for its yachts this year and saw sales double in the United States last year, CEO Phil Popham says.

Livingston’s trailerable boats filled a market gap at a time when people were downsizing.

Q&A with Fluid Motion president John Livingston

Ranger Tugs does not have a typical story. After introducing the R-25 tugboat in 2006, the company actually grew by double digits every year though the Great Recession, says John Livingston, 48, president of Kent, Wash.-based Fluid Motion, the parent company of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats.

Vladimir Zinchenko, the new owner of Greenline, brought five boats to the show.

Greenline is back, recruiting dealers

Remember Greenline, the upscale cruising yacht with diesel/electric hybrid power? Well, the brand is back and under new ownership. The new Greenline, owned by SVP Yachts of Slovenia, brought five vessels ranging from 33 to 40 feet to the Fort Lauderdale show. The boats included the company’s first build, the Greenline 36 Hybrid.

Sunseeker wins British manufacturing award

Sunseeker International said it won the Champion of British Manufacturing award at the Walpole British Luxury Awards, which were announced Monday night at a ceremony at The Dorchester in London.

Manufacturing index shows growth in October

As financial markets digest the economic and political ramifications of a Donald Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election, there likely will be lingering uncertainties that could increase market volatility, at least in the short term, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

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