Maple City Marine joins Beneteau powerboats distribution network

Maple City Marine
December 19, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Beneteau America announces the appointment of Maple City Marine based in Chatham, Ontario as exclusive Beneteau dealer for its powerboat lines Gran Turismo, Swift Trawler and Monte Carlo. “We feel very fortunate to partner with Maple City Marine in southern Ontario for the distribution... Read more »

Bellwether report shows continued boat sales gains

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Jonathan Sweet
December 19, 2014

U.S. boat sales are still running just less than 10 percent ahead of 2013 through November. That’s according to Info-Link’s latest Bellwether report, which tracks boat sales across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing... Read more »

MRAA Educational Foundation raises more than $20,000

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
December 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation has exceeded its goal of raising $20,000 in 2014 to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. The foundation hit its fundraising goal during the recent Marine Dealer Conference &... Read more »

Sailing’s best of 2014 are shortlisted

December 18, 2014

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the ten men and seven women who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of noted... Read more »

Sailing World announces 2015 Boat of the Year Winners

Sailing World
December 18, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Sailing World magazine revealed the winners of its Boat of the Year Awards program, naming the Farr 280 as its 2015 Boat of the Year. The high-tech, 28-foot raceboat was designed by Farr Yacht Design, of Annapolis, MD, and built by Premiere Composite Technologies (Dubai, UAE). The... Read more »

Boating magazine names Chris-Craft Launch 36 as Boat of the Year

Chris-Craft Corporation
December 18, 2014

Chris-Craft is pleased to announce the newly released Launch 36 has been named Boat of the Year by Boating magazine. To qualify for Boat of the Year, the boat must be tested by a member of the Boating Tech Team and exceed industry standards. Released at the Miami International Boat Show, the Launch 36... Read more »

Freedom Boat Club announces 2014 National Franchise Award winners

Freedom Boat Club
December 18, 2014

VENICE, Fla. – Capping off its 25th anniversary milestone this year, Freedom Boat Club hosted its annual National Franchise Conference at the Florida Boca Raton Club & Resort in early December and gathered club owners from across the country, along with associates and key vendors. The highlight... Read more »

NMMA: Outboard shipments up in November

Boating Industry
December 17, 2014

U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up more than 4 percent year to date in November for NMMA’s control group of manufacturers, the association reported Wednesday. U.S. outboard engine retail sales were up 3.9 percent year to date, NMMA reported.

Strong sponsor lineup gets behind Providence Boat Show

December 17, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), owner of the Providence Boat Show, has drawn a strong lineup of sponsors to this annual boat show with one clear result in mind: to draw a large crowd of boating consumers and ultimately strengthen the region’s marine trades.... Read more »

Dominion Marine Media launches social media management service

Dominion Marine Media
December 16, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. – Dominion Marine Media (DMM), the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com and Cosas de Barcos, has introduced a suite of social media management services that make social media for marine businesses faster, easier and more effective. With the... Read more »

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