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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.

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

Tigé assisting Red Cross disaster relief

Tigé Boats announced it will donate 100 percent of upcoming sales on select items to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. These items, which include covers, Bimini tops and T-shirts, can be found here. The donations will help in the recovery and reconstruction of communities and countries that have been hit hard by earthquakes,…more

Four Winns boosts production in Michigan

Production at Four Winns’ Cadillac, Mich., plant has increased since its purchase by Platinum Equity, and the facility recently played host to Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, company officials and Platinum Equity principal Louis Samson. “We are so excited to be in Michigan and to be part of marine manufacturing here,” Samson said. “There is an…more

Sea Hunt steps up production

Sea Hunt Boats has increased its production to keep up with demand, the company reports. “We are blessed; business is good and orders are steady. We have had to increase production to keep up with our dealers demand,” Capt. Larry Jett, director of dealer development told Soundings Trade Only. “We have some great dealers working…more

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