Jonathan Jones, who recently retired as general manager and executive vice president of Haven Harbour Marina in Rockhall, Md., received the Dennis Snow President’s Award at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association’s Boatyard Business Conference awards dinner in Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Boatbuilders make news when they mark production milestones, roll out fresh lines of boats and relocate to new facilities. And boatbuilding isn't limited to companies. Enterprising Individuals sometimes build a boat for themselves.
Maine-based Front Street Shipyard is beginning construction on high-performance catamarans for Trefoil Marine.
Taylor Made Systems said the American Boatbuilders Association designated the company as its preferred supplier of choice for glazing and canvas systems.
TCF Inventory Finance announced that it extended its financing agreement with the American Boatbuilders Association.
Sail magazine announced its Best Boat Awards for 2014.
Pontoon sales climbed once again this summer, posting a 23 percent year-over-year gain in August alone. The category has been one of only a few that have consistently rebounded since the economic downturn.
The 2014 American Boat Builders & Repairers Association Conference will take place Jan. 22-24 at the B Ocean Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Registration is open for the second annual Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference, set to take place Dec. 5 at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.
Composite decking manufacturer Esthec said key virgin teak supplier Myanmar is banning virgin teak exports, beginning early next year. Myanmar currently produces at least 75 percent of virgin teak, of which the yachting industry is a major user, Esthec said. Although other sources, typically in India and Thailand, will try to fill this shortfall, the…more
A growing number of boatbuilders are inserting the stepped hull design into their vessels, hoping to offer boats with higher speeds and efficiency — a trend to watch in the industry and one you’ll see at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.