Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Marine dealers reported growth in new boat sales in August, with 55 percent of those responding to a survey saying sales grew, versus the 20 percent that said sales declined.
Annapolis Yacht Sales was ranked No. 4,389 on Inc.com's Inc. 5000 list.
Here are the latest partnerships between U.S. boatbuilders and dealers.
The combined businesses allow the company to enter new markets.
Mercury Racing, the engine manufacturer’s high-performance division, has named Stuart Halley general manager. Halley is a 25-year veteran of the marine industry, having served most recently as Mercury Marine’s PD&E director, program management & product planning, a role he held since 2011.
NorthCoast Boats of Bristol, R.I., has added six dealers on the eastern seaboard of the United States as part of the company’s “strategic distribution plan.” After establishing dealers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts, the company says it will look to expand distribution to the Southeast and western states as well.
A ban on the sale and use of copper antifouling paint that contains more than 0.5 percent copper in Washington State will be delayed until January 1, 2021 under a bill signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee.