Volvo Penta has become the majority owner of Wisconsin-based Seven Marine, a builder of powerful outboard engines founded by a team of people that includes president and CEO Rick Davis, who spent years helping develop engines at Mercury Marine earlier in his career.
Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.
Jeanneau recently held its worldwide dealer meeting in Greece and more than 300 dealers from North America and other international locations attended.
French manufacturer Dufour Yachts introduced its 520 Grand Large sailboat, the last model of the range that will be presented in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Bryant Boats said it introduced a new Surf Package for most boats in the company’s 2018 series.
Tecnorib continues to expand its line of rigid-hull inflatables with the Pirelli 1900, which will be introduced at the Sept. 12-17 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Pursuit Boats named Les Ares as business development manager for South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Blackfin Boats, a name known for producing rugged offshore fishing boats, introduced two new models at an event June 6-7 at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Hacker Boat Co. said it sold nine boats during the second quarter this year, compared with three sales in the same period last year.
PassageMaker magazine released a video of time spent on the MJM 40z, offering reasons that the boat is a good choice for making the Great Loop.
Benetti Yachts recently delivered two new yachts from its Fast 125’ line, Skyler and Constance Joy, to owners who are MarineMax clients.