From the docks, to the tents, to the open water, the Trade Only editors bring you everything you need to know from the shows.
Yamaha president Ben Speciale says the company considered a range of factors when it developed the 425-hp outboard.
The world’s largest marine equipment trade show saw exhibitor and attendee records. Exhibitors reported consistent sales activity, so the three-day event ended with a positive outlook for 2020. Sustainability was Metstrade’s mantra, not only at panel discussions and exhibits, but among exhibitors and visitors.
The presentation took place at the Metstrade boat builder awards.
Neil Cooper and Glyn Day of Fire Ranger in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., talk about how the company sets up and breaks down miles of fire-extinguishing infrastructure at the Miami Yacht Show, only to start again weeks later for the Palm Beach show.
DockSense keeps a boat from hitting objects when backing into a slip.
The three companies developed an electronic vessel control for outboards.
Italian, Dutch and English builders all reported strong activity last week.
The VT X 32 Pleasure could be the first performance boat built in Dubai.
Prospective buyers can charter the PC65 for a week for 1 percent of the boat’s selling price.
Sales and marketing director Orhun Senturk discusses the boating industry in Turkey.
Show manager Anne Dunbar, Matt Gruhn of the MRAA, John Adey of the ABYC and others talk about the show and issues impacting the industry.
Here’s what West Marine, Regulator, ICOMIA, Brunswick Boat Group and Scout had to say.