It was only a year ago that Soundings Trade Only last interviewed Rec Boat Holdings president Roch Lambert for a Q&A, but at that time the company was still owned by California-based private equity firm Platinum Equity Group. Rec Boat was one of several former Genmar brands Platinum had bought out of bankruptcy for $70…more
Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.
Gunboat International said its Gunboat 55 received high accolades this year, winning Sail Magazine’s 2015 Best Boat, Cruising World’s 2015 Domestic Boat of the Year and the People’s Choice Award for best product at the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, where the boat debuted.
Azimut Yachts Mexico was named the exclusive Azimut Yachts dealer for the region.
Earlier this month, Aqualuma opened a manufacturing facility in Helensvale, Australia, to meet growing demand for the company’s LED lighting.
Technically it’s not a ship because it’s so big it cannot move under its own power, but it is a sight to see, nonetheless.
Runabout builder Bryant Boats added 19 new dealers this year in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Maine, Oklahoma, New Jersey. Michigan, and eastern and western Canada.
Rec Boat Holdings signed Connecticut-based Louis Marine as a Four Winns dealer, one of several dealers the company has taken on as a result of its acquisition by the Beneteau Group.
Kadey-Krogen Yachts is celebrating its 600th new-boat sale, a Krogen 44 AE, to two new Kadey-Krogen owners.
Fluid Motion LLC, builder of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats, named Mark Hudak vice president of operations.
British luxury yacht builder Fairline Boats said the company plans to introduce eight new models during the next three years and will reveal details at the London Boat Show in January.