Long Island dealer bullish on Beneteau’s recent acquisition

Some dealers might have entered the Rec Boat Holdings dealer meeting earlier this month with apprehension after the company’s sale to the Beneteau Group, but Dave Kazmark of Patchogue Shores Marina was not one of them. “I’m very happy with the Beneteau [acquisition],”Kazmark told Trade Only Today. “I’m not saying Platinum Equity wasn’t stable, but…more

Authorities plan weekend BUI crackdown on Biscayne Bay

Responding to one of the worst accidents in memory on Biscayne Bay on the Fourth of July, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced a crackdown on drunken boaters during the Labor Day weekend on and around the bay. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Gimenez said the crackdown will involve federal, state and local law…more

British builder Southerly Yachts goes under

One of the biggest sailboat names in British boatbuilding, Southerly Yachts, has folded again, according to several British publications. The builder, which once employed 165 people at Itchenor Shipyard in Chichester in southeast England, and its molding operation in nearby Havant, went down with the loss of 50 jobs, according to the Chichester Observer. “This…more

Redesigned Axis Wake Research A22 will debut at Surf Expo

A completely new boat from the hull up, the 2015 Axis Wake Research A22 is a total redesign of the original A22, the very first Axis model to hit the water. With a new wake-and-wave-maximizing hull, the 22-footer is built to for wakeboarders and wakesurfers of all skill levels. With Surf Gate, users can ride…more

VIDEO: Fort Lauderdale broker tours Turkish boatyard

Fort Lauderdale-based 26 North Yachts is a boutique brokerage house specializing in motoryachts 70 to 140 feet. Each year, co-founders Mike Carlson and Nicholas Scherb take their sales team to visit a major international shipyard to, as they say, “increase our boat building IQ.” The team recently completed a tour of Bilgin Shipyard in Istanbul,…more

Colombian show plans for growth in 2015

The Cartagena International Boat Show 2015, which will return March 21-23, is expected to draw 5,000 visitors, 30 in-water yachts and 90 landside exhibitors to the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center overlooking Bahia de las Animas on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. In its third year, the show will exhibit luxury motor and sailing yachts, sportfishing boats,…more

Sealine debuting its S330 Sports Cruiser at Southampton Boat Show

Sealine will be launching its latest new model—the S330 Sports Cruiser — at upcoming boat shows. Details of the new 33-foot model, designed by British designer Bill Dixon, will be unveiled at the Cannes Boat Show on Sept. 9. The first boat will be available for viewing at the Southampton Boat Show from Sept. 12-21.

Sail America sets industry meeting for October

Sail America scheduled its Industry Meeting for Oct. 10 at the Marriott Waterfront in Annapolis, Md., during the U.S. Sailboat Show. The breakfast meeting will run from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. The sailboat show starts Oct. 9 and continues through Oct. 13. Sail America’s meeting, sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows and Cruising World/Sailing World, is…more

Volvo Penta system powers Massachusetts police patrol boat

Thomas Paine, the new 50-foot aluminum patrol boat that joined the Massachusetts Environmental Police fleet in July, is the first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by Volvo Penta IPS propulsion. Built by Metal Craft Marine Inc., the new vessel is equipped with twin Volvo Penta D11 510-hp marine diesel engines driving IPS650…more

Trac Ecological adds two dealers

Trac Ecological certified the Deltaville Boatyard in Deltaville, Va., and the Cool Flow mobile marine heat exchanger service of Rockport, Mass., as the company’s newest yacht servicing dealers in the southern Chesapeake Bay region and the Northeast states. Trac Ecological said Deltaville was recently voted the 2014 “Best Boatyard” in the southern Chesapeake Bay region…more

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