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

Frisini Motorsports producing Spectre power cats

Frisini Motorsports announced it purchased the molds for Spectre power catamarans and is now producing boats at its manufacturing facility in Tampa Bay, Fla. “I saw a big gap in the market for a reasonably priced performance boat,” said Tony Frisian, owner of Lyndhurst, N.J.-based Frisini Motorsports, in a statement. “Performance boat prices have soared…more

KVH Industries leaders to speak in Florida

KVH Industries’ CEO Martin Kits van Heyningen and CFO Patrick Spratt will be speaking Wednesday at the Raymond James 31st annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Fla. The presentation, which is scheduled for 9:15 a.m., will be simulcast on the Internet and can be accessed via KVH Industries’ investor Web site. An audio archive of…more

Pursuit owners event to take place in the Bahamas

Pursuit Boats is holding its annual rendezvous for owners June 4-6 at Bimini Bay Resort in the Bahamas. All Pursuit owners are welcome to take part in the event, which features activities such as a fishing tournament, raft-up, group grill and more. Several Pursuit dealerships will lead the event, including Ocean Blue Yacht Sales, The…more

South Carolina boatbuilders announce job hires

Several South Carolina boat manufacturers have started hiring workers, a possible sign of a thaw in the deep recession that engulfed the marine industry. Sea Fox Boats plans to add 25 workers and Scout Boats of Summerville recently brought back about 35 workers. Key West Boats beefed up its fleet of workers last year, The…more

BRP marks manufacturing milestone

Bombardier Recreational Products hit the 75,000-unit milestone at its sportboat manufacturing facility in Benton, Ill., as a 21-foot 2010 Sea-Doo 210 Challenger SE rolled off the line Feb. 11. In operation since 1996, there are currently 362 people who work in the facility. The 398,264-square-foot building was recently upgraded with energy-efficient lighting systems and has…more

Burger holds annual Rendezvous event

Burger Boat Co. reported a record-breaking 2010 Rendezvous, which was held Feb. 18-21 at The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. Burger said 21 yachts, from 63 to 153 feet, participated in this year’s event, including a 1958 75-foot Burger. This year’s Yacht Hop allowed participants to board 14 diverse Burger yachts, and special…more

Four Winns granted multimillion-dollar tax credit

Michigan officials have awarded Four Winns a state tax credit valued at $27.1 million over eight years. The funds are meant to encourage the company to expand in Michigan over competing sites in Minnesota and Tennessee. The city of Cadillac is considering an abatement in support of the project, state officials said in a statement.…more

Glastron production moving to Michigan

Glastron is moving production from Minnesota to Cadillac, Mich., according to company officials. “We’re still finalizing plans, but as of right now, we should be able to move the production line to Cadillac for the 2011 model year,” David Huls, president and CFO of Glastron owner Project Boat Holdings, told The Cadillac News. Company officials…more

Teleflex reports 4Q, year-end results

Teleflex Inc. today announced an increase in revenues for the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2009, but a decrease in revenues for the year. For the fourth quarter 2009, revenues from continuing operations were $515 million compared to $497.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2008, an increase of 4 percent. The increase resulted…more

Jeppesen developing NavNet 3-D compatibility

Jeppesen, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is teaming with marine electronics leader Furuno and MapMedia to develop NavNet 3-D compatible C-MAP by Jeppesen vector charts. This will allow boaters to enjoy the features and functionality of the NavNet 3-D system, while navigating with C-MAP by Jeppesen chart data. “Our goal is to ensure that…more

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