Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.
Checkmate Marine launched a new blog written by the company president Doug Smith. The blog features Smith’s insights on the powerboat industry, as well as other general boating topics. Smith also plans on using the blog for customer feedback. Bucyrus, Ohio-based Checkmate Marine is a manufacturer of performance powerboats. Click here for the full release.
Teleflex Inc. announced today that Kevin K. Gordon, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has resigned, citing personal reasons. Gordon plans to remain with the company until Jan.15 to effect an orderly transition. “I want to express my personal thanks, and that of the board of directors, to Kevin for his service and many…more
Rinker Boats chose CEproof, a consultancy services provider, to give full documentation for its new 190 MTX and Rinker 310 models. This will include all compliance documents, technical files, owner’s manuals and declaration of conformity. Rinker joins MasterCraft and several other leading U.S. manufacturers in switching to CEproof’s consultancy services. Click here for the full…more
Under new ownership, the company is setting its strategy with a ‘back to basics’ approach The new owners of Crownline Boats say they expect to restart production this fall, with plans to have models ready for the winter boat show season. “We plan on going to the boat shows this winter with a powerful company…more
Riviera, Australia’s largest luxury boatbuilder, is opening a new United States headquarters in Stuart, Fla. A team of seven longtime Riviera professionals are on hand to help dealers and Riviera owners. Riviera CEO John Anderson said the company will continue to work with its network of 31 dealerships in the Americas to maintain its support and commitment.…more
Camper & Nicholsons International released the second edition of The (Super) Yachting Index, which offers an in-depth look at the state of the global superyacht market. This edition comes as an e-book and focuses primarily on 2008. Even with the poor economic climate of the second half of the year, 2008 proved to be an…more
Burger Boat Co. of Manitowoc, Wis., was awarded the Best Design Trophy for custom yachts under 50 meters at the 2009 World Yachts Trophies for Sycara IV, a 2010 151-foot, 3 inch (46 meters) fantail motoryacht. The awards were organized by LuxMedia Group and held last Saturday in conjunction with the Cannes International Yacht and…more
KVH Industries recently awarded its annual Sales Representative of the Year Award to Norm MacLeod, vice president of sales at ComMar Sales in Tiverton, R.I. KVH says MacLeod was chosen because of his commitment to KVH, strong sales performance and consistently high dealer satisfaction ratings. “He is incredibly dedicated and really believes in KVH products…more
Independent Boat Builders Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a purchasing cooperative founded to help independent boatbuilders buy engines at a more competitive price to compete with bigger conglomerates. Today, IBBI sources more than engines; it has supply contracts for almost everything it takes to build a boat. The organization has also ventured outside…more
Burger Boat, of Manitowoc, Wis., recently delivered Sycara IV, a fantail motoryacht, to owners Ray and Elsie Catena. The Catenas were committed to recapturing the splendor, grace and charm of a bygone era when Sycara IV was designed, according to the company. This was their inspiration for Sycara IV, a traditionally styled, early 1920s-era fantail cruiser.…more