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

Tige claims market share gain in 1Q

Tigé Boats captured 8.3 percent of the 2010 first-quarter U.S. retail sales of 20- to 24-foot ski boat market share, based on a recent report from Statistical Surveys, the company said. The specific number of units sold was not released. The report reflects new titled and/or registered ski boats that sold retail in the U.S.…more

Teleflex debuts new website

Teleflex Marine launched a new website designed to make it easier for consumers to find the products and information they seek from the hundreds of boating products offered by the company. The site was developed with ease-of-use as a top priority, according to the company, providing clearly marked links to specific product brands/categories, including Teleflex…more

Riviera exits administration

Riviera received written notice last Friday that the Deed of Company Arrangement established in conjunction with Riviera’s creditors in January was completed and the company has officially exited from administration. Following the withdrawal of the sale previously announced on April 9 and the finalization of the administration, management and the receivers are now planning Riviera’s…more

Dometic Marine rolls out new video series

Dometic Marine has launched a series of online videos to provide boaters fast and convenient access to its latest product information and technical advice. “We recognize that today’s buyer is looking for snapshot information, and video is an effective tool for delivering information and engaging customers,” director of marketing Doug Curtis said in a statement.…more


TV drama will feature Donzi powerboat

A high-performance Donzi powerboat will be featured in this Thursday’s episode of the USA Network television show “Burn Notice,” according to the boatbuilder. The episode will feature a twin-engine Donzi 35 ZR, which was transported to Miami for two days of filming on Biscayne Bay in April. “This is Donzi’s second appearance on ‘Burn Notice,’…more


KCS International announces plans for 100 rehires

KCS International Inc., the parent company of Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, is rehiring 100 employees to work on new orders for both brands, the company reported. KCS International began the year with 100 employees and the upturn in the economy and increased sales in domestic, Asian and Latin America markets have made…more


Dometic unveils online dealer locator

Dometic Marine, supplier of sanitation systems, air conditioners, and other amenities for vessels, launched a new online dealer locator. Boaters wishing to purchase Dometic Marine products can now quickly and easily access contact details for their nearest dealer here. The company has incorporated a Google maps facility on the locator that enables visitors to see…more

Everglades reports increased market share

Everglades Boats reported substantial reduction in inventory and an increase in market share. “Eighteen months ago, we had over 350 Everglades available for sale at the dealer level,” president Steven Dougherty said in a statement. “Now we have sold 85 percent of that inventory sold [into the marketplace] and achieved all-time market share penetration.” Click…more

Marina proposal passes another hurdle

The Riviera Beach, Fla., city council approved a master developer to oversee a $59 million redevelopment of the city marina property that will include 19 different business entities. The council did not vote on a proposal to lease part of the marina to Rybovich Portside LLC for a megayacht repair yard. Click here for the…more


First Glastron boat rolls off new production line

The Recreational Boat Group, a division of Platinum Equity affiliate Project Boat Holdings, announced that the first Glastron boat has come off the manufacturer’s new production line at its Cadillac, Mich., plant. The first unit, a 2011 DS 205 deckboat, rolled off the production line last Friday. Under new owner Platinum Equity, the former Genmar…more

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