Family owned boatbuilder weathers the recession

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The Eggebrechts, the father-and-sons team behind Sarasota, Fla.-based Andros Boatworks, is featured today in a Florida newspaper.

The story in the Herald-Tribune details how the company gambled on launching a new flagship - a 32-foot center console in the $200,000-plus range - amid a crippling recession while banking on product quality, some fortuitously timed publicity and old-fashioned customer service.

Click here to read the report.


Sales stagnate in March

Overall boat sales in March were slightly lower compared to last year and year-over-year growth was down by just over 1 percent, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., data that was gathered for 30 states.