It’s not often that boatbuilding companies get a second chance, especially those that sank during the Great Recession. Less than four years after Southport Boats ceased operations when parent company American Global Yacht Group exited the boat sales and brokerage business, the “new Southport” was taking its first new model in years — the flagship…more
Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.
Skeeter Boats is introducing a newly designed ZX225 and ZX250 for model year 2015.
Reflecting a growing interest in Sunreef Yachts in the Middle East, the company has announced its expansion into Bahrain as a subsequent phase of plans for expansion in Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
NavPlay, a manufacturer of iPad apps for boaters, announced its notification system.
Pontoon builder Premier Marine promoted Lori Melbostad to president.
Ariel Pared and two friends that he grew up with in Miami — Ralph Torres and Moises Rodriguez — purchased SeaVee Boats in 1994. The trio has since established the brand as a major player in the high-end fishboat market with more than a dozen models from 29 to 43 feet.
Fairline Boats named Douglas Culverwell regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa after the recent expansion of Fairline’s approved dealer network.
Albury Brothers Boats announced the successful launch of a new 33-foot model that completed sea trials on Aug. 6.
Outer Reef Yachts named Tracy Hess director of marketing and communications, responsible for managing the company’s global image as it pertains to the brand, evolving product lines and owner services.
SBT, which operates PWC testing programs prior to selling the products, is celebrating 2,000 hours of product testing this summer.