Outboard service startup opens in North Carolina - Trade Only Today

Outboard service startup opens in North Carolina

Author:
Publish date:

Anchors Away Boatyard, in Hampstead, N.C., now offers certified outboard service for Honda, Mercury, Yamaha and Suzuki through a new partnership with Black Dog Marine.

Black Dog is a new company whose principal, Eric Wingo, has been in the marine repair business for nearly two decades.

“I think the industry trend is toward smaller, more fuel-efficient boats,” Wingo said in a statement. “Outboards deliver on that. With the economy starting to look a little better, I think it’s the perfect time to start a company offering certified mechanical services to outboard boaters.”

Black Dog will operate at the Anchors Away Boatyard.

“Having Eric and the rest of the Black Dog Marine crew here means we can offer all the important services to outboard boat owners — storage, trailer repair, electrical, electronics, tune-ups and major repairs,” Anchors Away general manager Chris Bubin said in a statement.

Related

E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.