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

Teleflex CFO resigns

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 names consultant

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


Crownline gets back to building boats

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 opens new U.S. headquarters

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

Yachting index now available

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 yacht wins design award

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 names sales rep of the year

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

IBBI marks 20 years

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 delivers 151-foot motoryacht to new owners

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

Beneteau to increase model offerings

The Beneteau Group plans to offer 29 new models for the 2009-2010 season, compared with 18 new models it introduced for the current season. These new offerings are accompanied by an “innovative pricing policy” that will be in place until the end of 2009, the company announced. The Beneteau Group includes Beneteau, Jeanneau and Lagoon…more

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