Archive | July 2012

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Zodiac Recreational has been sold to a private investment firm in the US.

Maybe it’s time for a new dinghy… A US based firm has just picked up the RIB manufacturer from a French based company. OpenGate Capital has acquired the French RIB manufacturer for an undisclosed sum of cash, giving yet another positive market move to the marine industry.  All of us at are thrilled to see a […]

Larson Boats Introduce Three New FX 2020 Fishing Boats

Hello usedboatyard readers!  It’s always great to see another American boat manufacturer expanding the options for dealers and consumers.  The Larson Boat Group has made many changes from a new president of their organization to a revamped website and now, new models! loves to see these changes coming in the middle of the Summer […]

Ebbtide Boats sold to Chinese investment company

Chinese boating firms are having a booming year. Here in the US, we are losing boating sales to an economic downturn resulting in negative or flat sales growth in the manufacturing divisions, not just in the boating sector, but across the broad spectrum of businesses trying to recover. Chinese investment into American-held companies are being […]

Sea Ray to release outboard-powered boat models

  Sea Ray will launch an outboard-adapted version of its Sundeck line in the late fall or early winter of this year as part of its efforts to have a presence in more boat segments, Sea Ray President Rob Parmentier recently mentioned. Both models will be similar to the boat builder’s current Sundeck line but […]

New York senator seeks capacity regulations on boats

After the high-profile case of three children who died when a 34-foot Silverton cruiser carrying 27 people capsized July 4 in Oyster Bay, another apparent overcrowding situation occurred, according to a Riverhead (N.Y.) Patch article. A few days after the tragedy, five people packed a paddleboat meant for two on Wading River in Suffolk County, […]

Consumers Digest hands out Best Buy awards

In the July / August issue of Consumers Digest magazine, the publication’s editorial staff unveils their much-anticipated list of “Best Buys” in the marine industry. Ranger was honored with two selections, for the Z520 Comanche and Z119, and was the only marine manufacturer with multiple awards in the powerboat category. Consumers Digest extolled the performance […]

Happy Boating on the 4th of July

The U.S. Coast Guard is urging those who plan to enjoy boating during the Fourth of July holiday, or at any other time, to take appropriate safety precautions. The Fourth of July holiday and the weekends surrounding it are usually some of the busiest of the year for the Coast Guard. “The weather forecasted this […]