Robalo releases teaser video for new sub-$20,000 boat

Boating Industry
May 22, 2015

Robalo Boats released a teaser video Friday for its new center console boat, which is being rolled out June 16 via social media. The new boat will sell for less than $20,000 including the boat, motor and trailer. The video can be viewed on the company’s Facebook page or at www.robalo.com.

Torqeedo introduces electric Deep Blue inboard

torqeedo inboard

Torqeedo
May 22, 2015

Torqeedo now offers a shaft drive version of its award-winning 40 and 80 horsepower Deep Blue motor. The only electric drive designed for marine use from the ground up, the Deep Blue inboard shares all of the safety, power and performance of the original outboard system. It also features a quiet, low-maintenance,... Read more »

West Marine kicks off the BlueFuture Fund

West Marine
May 21, 2015

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR) today announced the launch of the West Marine BlueFuture Fund to benefit youth boating, marine conservation and healthy fish stocks. The intent for the BlueFuture Fund is to provide ongoing support to causes central to West Marine’s mission. This donor... Read more »

Denison Yacht Sales names industry veteran Lisa Borkowski director of administration

Denison Yacht Sales
May 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Denison Yacht Sales recently appointed Lisa Borkowski as director of administration, an industry vetran who brings over a decade of experience in yacht listings, closings and administration. Prior to joining Denison Yacht Sales, Lisa served as director of administration at 26... Read more »

API: Consumers demand for ethanol free gasoline is strong and rising

Boating Industry
May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released data this week on the demand for non-ethanol gasoline (E0). The data, compiled using data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), shows that demand for E0 is strong and growing. In 2012, demand in the marketplace was 3.4 and has... Read more »

NMRA offers maritime student scholarships

National Marine Representatives Association
May 21, 2015

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is again offering its annual scholarships to students pursuing education in the maritime trades. Interested high school seniors, and college and vocational students can request an application from NMRA at info@nmraonline.org. NMRA will award two... Read more »

Discover Boating launches 2015 marketing campaign

By Brianna Liestman
May 20, 2015

Discover Boating recently held a webinar to announce its 2015 marketing campaign, which will offer new strategies and build upon its 2014 successes. At the center of the campaign is the Stories of Discovery, which were a huge success last year with close to nine million views across the Internet. “We... Read more »

NMMA: New powerboat sales up 6.4% in 2014

National Marine Manufacturers Association
May 20, 2015

With Memorial Day marking the kickoff to the summer boating season, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported Wednesday healthy growth for the $35.4 billion U.S. recreational boating industry, with an estimated 171,500 new powerboats sold in 2014, an increase of 6.4 percent over 2013. Categories... Read more »

House passes two-month highway bill extension

Boating Industry
May 20, 2015

The U.S. House approved an extension of funding for highways and mass transit (and by extension, the Sport Fish fund) Tuesday. The Senate is expected to follow suit before it breaks for Memorial Day. The bill continues funding through July 31 for the Highway Trust Fund. It is the latest of dozens of... Read more »

Boating Industry webinar on reaching new markets June 17

Boating Industry
May 20, 2015

It’s no exaggeration to say we are in the midst of major demographic shifts in the United States. What the average American looks like, where they live and how they behave are all changing at a rapid pace. With these changes in generations, race and ethnicity, it also means a much different target... Read more »

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