Minn Kota Trolling Motors & Marine Accessories updated its Web site at minnkotamotors.com to increase consumer interaction time on the site and encourage return visitors. The streamlined site features a navigation bar that provides direct links to the company’s multiple product lines, product promotions, as well as consumer service/support section. Also, the Select-A-Motor tool was…more
Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.
Sea Legs Inc. has formed an OEM partnership with Godfrey Marine to supply its patented, built-in lift system that attaches to the underside of the pontoon boat. “This agreement is definitely a win-win for the marine industry,” said Sea Legs CEO John Holb, in a statement. “For consumers, ordering Sea-Legs as a factory add-on at…more
Australia’s Riviera Yachts has laid off about 150 employees at its Coomera-based manufacturing plant, according to a report in Gold Coast Publications. The company has reportedly laid off about 400 people since last August. Riviera is in voluntary receivership. The receivers and managers are looking to preserve the long-term viability of the company, restructure the…more
Five men were killed Wednesday in Louisiana when their 24-foot aluminum boat ran under a barge. According to a report on MSNBC.com, state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Capt. Samuel Martin said the boat hit the barge Wednesday, but wasn’t discovered until Thursday morning. Martin says all bodies have been recovered, and investigators are working…more
Australian boatbuilder Mustang Marine has offered to buy fellow Aussie manufacturer Riviera, which is in voluntary receivership, according to a report in Gold Coast Publications. The receivers and managers are looking to preserve the long-term viability of the company, restructure the business and sell it as a going concern, Riviera said in a recent statement. Riviera,…more
Ingot, a 2008 Burger Boat/Vripack designed 153-foot custom trideck motoryacht, was recently honored with a Judges’ Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards in London’s historic Guildhall. This commendation recognizes Ingot’s design and quality construction. Manitowoc, Wis.-based Burger Boat designs and builds custom yachts in aluminum and steel to 200 feet.
The owners of Carolina Waterworks are combining their vocation with their passion, pledging to donate $25 to a local animal shelter when dog owners purchase a new Safe Haven Systems boat lift. Company president Keith Rogerson and his wife, Linda, are involved in their local Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue group and have fostered more…more
Sunsail Sailing Vacations recently signed a sponsorship agreement with Zach Railey, a US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics member and Clearwater, Fla., sailor. Railey won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics and was named the US Sailing 2008 Sportsman of the Year. He hopes to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in the United Kingdom. “We’re excited…more
Ferretti SpA, the Italian-based parent company of Bertram Yacht Inc., may sell some of its entry-level brands so it can focus on more expensive vessels. According to Bloomberg.com, some of those being considered for sale include the Apreamare and Itama units, which suffered the most cancellations of Ferretti’s nine marques, Bloomberg reported. The article said…more
Everglades Boats is turning the tough retail boating market into an opportunity to expand into new territory with the formation of a commercial and government division. “What’s happening in the marine retail business has allowed us to open new doors and diversify our product line,” marketing director David Glenn told Soundings Trade Only this morning.…more