Miami boat show plans prompt lawsuit

Jonathan Sweet
January 29, 2015

The village of Key Biscayne is opting to sue the city of Miami over its plans for the Miami International Boat Show. The village council voted this week to sue city over the $16 million plan to rehabilitate the area around the Miami Marine Stadium to host the show in 2016, the Miami Herald reported. Key... Read more »

Chaparral, Robalo Boats receive Industry of the Year award from Berrien County chamber

Chaparral & Robalo Boats
January 29, 2015

NASHVILLE, Ga. – At the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet Chaparral & Robalo Boats was awarded Industry of the Year. “As we are celebrating Chaparral’s 50th Anniversary this year we are honored to include winning the Industry of the Year award for our employees, dealers... Read more »

Clemons Boats adds Carefree Boat Club to business

Clemons Boats
January 29, 2015

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Clemons Boats has added the Carefree Boat Club to further complement their full service marine operation located in Sandusky, Ohio. “The Carefree Boat Club is a way for us to be a one-stop shop for any level of boating interest,” said Clemons Boats General Manager, Jason... Read more »

Boat show attendance up on coasts, mixed in landlocked states

By Nicholas Upton
January 29, 2015

The rosy outlook for the economy and bottom-barrel gas prices had more buyers coming in the door looking to spend at boat shows, reports the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The New York Boat Show, the Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow, the San Francisco Boat Show all reported gains. New... Read more »

BoatUS warns N.C. boaters about new ethanol fuel

January 29, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Altoona, Pennsylvania based convenience store chain Sheetz announced on January 21 that it would offer E15 fuel – gas containing up to 15% ethanol – at 60 of their North Carolina locations beginning in early 2015. Boat Owners Association of The United States believes that... Read more »

Brunswick reports Q4, full year results for 2014

Brunswick Corporation
January 29, 2015

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation reported results for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2014. “Our results in 2014 represent the fifth consecutive year of strong improvements in operating performance,” said Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy. “These... Read more »

MarineMax reports Q1 fiscal 2015 results

January 29, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. –  MarineMax, Inc., the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer, announced results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2014. Revenue grew over 44% to $158.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 from $109.6 million for the comparable quarter last year. Same-store... Read more »

Former Brunswick Boat Group president Graves lands powersports gig

Motorsports Aftermarket Group
January 28, 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana – Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) today announced the hiring of former Brunswick Boat Group President Andrew Graves as its new Chief Executive Officer. Graves will lead the next phase of integration following the 2014 merger of Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice and MAG, and drive... Read more »

Marine Products reports Q4, year-end financial results

Marine Products
January 28, 2015

ATLANTA -- Marine Products Corporation announced its unaudited results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.  Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral builds sterndrive, jet drive and outboard pleasure boats, including... Read more »

Sea Ray app wins Qualcomm Vuforia Vision Award

Sea Ray
January 27, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sea Ray recently received a Qualcomm Vuforia Vision Award for the company’s L650 Fly Augmented Reality application. The global contest awards five winners each year out of hundreds of entries. In addition to the Sea Ray award, other 2014 winners were Samsung, LEGO, Sesame Street... Read more »

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