Marine Products Corp. sales up 24 percent for quarter

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Boating Industry
July 29, 2015

Marine Products Corporation, manufacturer of Chaparral and Robalo boats, showed some robust growth for the second quarter of the year. For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, Marine Products generated net sales of $59,498,000, a 24.0 percent increase compared to $47,975,000 in the same period of the prior... Read more »

Beneteau ousts CEO Bruno Cathelinais

Boating Industry
July 28, 2015

Bruno Cathelinais has been let go as CEO of Bénéteau, effective immediately, Reuters reported. The company said the ouster was precipitated by "disagreements" with the board of directors over his role at the company and succession. Financial director Christophe Caudrelier will serve as interim CEO.... Read more »

Consumer confidence plunges in July

Jonathan Sweet
July 28, 2015

After an uptick in June, consumer confidence fell sharply in July, The Conference Board reported. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index dropped to 90.9 for the month, down from 99.8 in June and its lowest level since September 2014. June's figure was also revised downward from 101.4. "Consumers... Read more »

Industry mourns innovator Ham Hamberger

Jonathan Sweet
July 28, 2015

Sylvan "Ham" Hamberger, a long-time industry innovator and leader, passed away in Palm Desert, Calif., Friday. Hamberger, whom various sources peg at either 86 or 89, worked for a number of companies in the industry, including Mercury Marine, Yamaha and Boston Whaler during a 40-year career. He was elected... Read more »

Marquis & Carver adds West Coast Florida dealer

Boating Industry
July 28, 2015

Marquis and Carver Yachts has returned to the West Coast of Florida with the addition of Tom George Yacht Group in Dunedin, Fla. TGYG is a boutique brokerage firm located at Marker One Marina, just inside Hurricane Pass on the Gulf of Mexico, one of the most state of the art and largest marinas on Florida's... Read more »

MarineMax Vacations donates $10,000 to VISAR

MarineMax
July 28, 2015

MarineMax Vacations is pleased to announce their $10,000 donation to the VISAR (Virgin Islands Search and Rescue) Dollar-Per-Person Program. Virgin Islands Search And Rescue President, Vice President and Executive Administrator met with representatives from MarineMax Vacations last week to receive a... Read more »

Presidential candidate John Kasich visits Scout Boats

Boating Industry
July 27, 2015

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently threw his hat in the ring as a Presidential candidate, and one of his first stops across the country was at the Scout Boats manufacturing facility and headquarters Friday. Gov. Kasich and his camp chose Scout due to its reputation in the industry, continued job creation,... Read more »

Mercury Marine launches five year limited warranties on gas sterndrives and inboards during “Power of Protection” event

Mercury Marine
July 27, 2015

Fond du Lac, Wis. – Mercury Marine has announced that, for the first time, 2016 model year boats powered by Mercury gas sterndrive and inboard engines will come with a comprehensive Five Year Engine Package Limited Warranty during the "Power of Protection" sale event. The new Mercury Five Year Limited... Read more »

NMEA to offer installer training at IBEX, METS

NMEA
July 23, 2015

For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will be offering their full-day NMEA 2000 installer training course at two of the world's largest marine equipment shows-IBEX and METS. The sessions will be held one day prior to the opening of each show. The NMEA 2000 network course... Read more »

MarineMax reports third quarter 2015 fiscal results

Boating Industry
July 23, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. – MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO) announced results for its fiscal third quarter ending on June 30, 2015. Revenue grew approximately 8 percent to $231.8 million for the quarter, compared with $214.4 million for the comparable quarter last year. Same-store sales increased approximately... Read more »

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