Baja Marine names Stellar Traders as Great Lakes manufacturer’s representative

Baja Marine
January 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, N.C. – Baja Marine, parent company of Pro-Line, Baja, Donzi and Fountain boats, announced today that Stellar Traders LLC, with regional offices located in Algoma, Wisconsin, has been appointed as the company’s manufacturer’s representative for the Great Lakes region, encompassing the... Read more »

SeaDek named technical supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA

January 30, 2015

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – SeaDek, an industry leader in innovative marine non-skid products, has been named a Technical Supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA, the champion America’s Cup team. In 2013, ORACLE TEAM USA successfully defended its title in the AC72 class – wingsail powered catamarans that... Read more »

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 »

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