Rick Pitino speaks at IBEX.
Scenes from Beneteau’s ‘Greatest Loop’ voyage.
Platinum Equity talks about the future.
Active Interest Media’s marine group announced Thursday night that the company will again hold its Editor’s Choice Awards competition this year to recognize the best in powerboats based on design, innovation, technology and imagination.
The 29th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show ended with overall gate attendance 3.1 percent higher than in 2013, up 15 percent on the first two days of the March 20-23 show.
I was surprised by the number of rigid hull inflatable boats in the 20- to 40-foot range — both open and pilothouse versions — that were on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
Boat and engine companies packed opening day of the Miami International Boat Show with press conferences announcing new products. I ended up covering the introduction of five boats in five hours — models from Regulator, Boston Whaler, Contender, Chris-Craft and Scout.
Boat dealers, manufacturers and other exhibitors at the 36th annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show reported strong selling activity despite a 6 percent decrease in overall attendance at the four-day event.
They’ve trailed outboards in recovery, but much quieter, more efficient models are on the horizon The industry has experienced modest gains since the recession, but the recovery hasn’t been consistent across segments.