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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.

Jeppesen posts white paper on navigation safety

Jeppesen, with the participation of its consumer-oriented Alliance for Safe Navigation partners, published a white paper that examines common causes of boating accidents, property loss and injury. With the publication, Jeppesen seeks to educate boaters about the most basic way to improve safety at sea – by making sure they set off with up-to-date navigation…more

Army vet wins boat-makeover contest

Vietnam veteran Roger DeVries was the winner of the Extreme Boat Makeover Contest sponsored by the Grand Rapids Boat Show. Out of more than 35 entries submitted in February by area residents on behalf of friends and family members, DeVries was chosen because of his selfless acts for others that allowed him little time to…more

Tige Boats rolls out one-off for CEO

Tigé Boats honored CEO Charlie Pigeon with a one-design platinum edition Tigé RZ2 during the celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary. The boat was specifically designed and built for Pigeon in appreciation of his dedication to company employees and more than three decades of progressive involvement and support of the inboard industry. Click here for…more

Burger to build 60-foot research vessel

A new 60-foot research vessel could increase employment at Burger Boat Co. and serve as a platform for Wisconsin environmental scientists to monitor Great Lakes fish populations. The state’s Department of Natural Resources said the vessel would cost nearly $2 million. It is expected by the end of this year, according to a report in…more

Dometic Marine to sponsor writers series

Dometic Marine announced a new initiative with Boating Writers International. The company will fund the inaugural BWI continuing education series program, which is designed to train member journalists how best to operate in the digital and online business world. Training will range from the creation of marine blogs to the use of social media tools…more

Morris Yachts plans open house, boat show

Morris Yachts will hold a service open house May 19 in Bass Harbor, Maine. Those interested are invited to come out for a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the yards. Special focus will be given to several complete refits and the ongoing process of wet core removal and replacement. Click here for information. Morris…more

Regal debuts its factory showroom

More than 500 people attended the Regal Factory Showroom grand opening, the company announced. Guests came from around the country and overseas March 20 to see the Regal collection of 26 models from 19 to 52 feet. The Regal collection is presented in a 15,000-square-foot, indoor, air-conditioned showroom located at Regal’s headquarters in central Florida,…more

Scout Boats fishing tourney to benefit charity

Scout Boats is partnering with the Dorchester Children’s Center in Dorchester County, S.C., for the Scout Boats Reel-N-4Kids Fishing Tournament, to be held June 5. The in-shore tournament proceeds will benefit the children’s center, which provides a coordinated, evidence-based response to child abuse that reduces trauma and provides treatment for the children and families in…more

Owner seeks to sell Duracraft

South Carolina-based Duracraft Marine is for sale. Steve Deese, who also owns Encore Boat Builders, maker of Bentley pontoons, said he’s selling because of health issues and wants to concentrate on his pontoon business. Deese, 59, is selling all the assets of the company, as well as the name. Assets include finished boats in stock,…more

Hunter Marine lands 14-boat order from East Asia

Hunter Marine Corporation of Alachua, Fla., announced the boatbuilder was chosen by Seoul Marina Co. Ltd. in South Korea, to provide 14 ocean-cruising boats for Seoul Marina’s new yacht dealership and sailing school. “This is the second large dealer transaction within the last 60 days in the Pacific Rim Region, a region of the world…more

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