Marina fires cause damage in two states - Trade Only Today

Marina fires cause damage in two states


Two people are believed dead following a fire at Washington state's Squalicum Harbor on Friday that also destroyed at least 10 boats in the marina.

Jim Langei, 43, and his wife, Sterling Taylor, 33, were on a boat when the fire broke out, according to officials. Their boat sank and the two are still missing.

Divers in Whatcom County spent Saturday searching for the couple and their boat, but could not find them, according to media reports. According to the Port of Bellingham, high winds and unstable weather complicated the search efforts, which include moving a 150-foot barge with a 150-ton crane.

Due to the metal roof that collapsed on top of the burnt vessels, divers and recovery boats have not yet been able to access most of the evidence from the fire.

Investigators with the Bellingham fire and police departments have not determined the cause of the fire, and the investigation will be ongoing.

Click here for the full article.

In Texas, fire destroyed two boats and damaged a third on Lake Ray Hubbard on Friday evening, but quick-acting volunteers managed to save several others.

The fire started shortly after 5 p.m. at Bayview Marina, according to reports.

The first boat caught fire while a family was refueling the 27-foot motorboat. They jumped ship and sent it adrift, and other boaters raced to help stop the flames from spreading.

The Dallas and Garland fire departments extinguished the fires. Dallas Fire-Rescue said the cause has not been determined, but the fire is being investigated as accidental.

Two people were treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

Click here for the full article.


Azimut Benetti Group Sees Robust Sales in Asia-Pacific Market

The Italian conglomerate is reporting total sales of over 150 million euros in the region.

MasterCraft Investor Pushes Company to Explore Sale

Reuters reported that the investor is pushing for an acquisition.

Quick Hits: October 27, 2020

Caterpillar reports Q3 results; Camper & Nicholsons grows its sales team; and the Water Sports Foundation adds a content director.

Garmin Unveils A Wealth of New, Fishy Products

Striker Cast, a fishfinder and a chartplotter are all designed to help anglers catch fish.

What Will the Biggest Challenge Be in 2021?

Workforce, inventory, consumer demand, absence of boat shows — this month’s Pulse Report asks dealers to look ahead.

MRAA’s Dealer Week Previews on Thursday

Registration is open now for the premier dealer event. Plus, quicker response times to leads is a must-have in today’s market place.

Boat Buyers are Frustrated

Sales skyrocketed during the pandemic, but dealers now have a problem with the customer experience

Hinckley Announces an Outboard-Powered 35

The Maine builder’s newest model is slated to splash next summer