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Sea Doo strikes back with hot new entries to watercraft!

Analyst says new Sea-Doo Spark a ‘game-changing’ intro BRP unveiled its 2014 lineup of Can-Am and Sea-Doo models last week to kick off its dealer meeting in Orlando, and the results were impressive, BMO Capital Markets analyst Gerrick Johnson told industry magazine Powersports Business, a sister publication of Boating Industry. “… We view the new […]

Honda Marine Launches All-New BF2.3 Portable Outboard

Offers Lightest Weight in its Class ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 16, 2013 – Honda Marine introduces the new BF2.3 horsepower (hp) four-stroke engine, one of the company’s smallest and most lightweight engines. Replacing the existing Honda BF2 model, the Honda BF2.3 portable outboard engine incorporates a host of Honda-exclusive technologies that provide increased value and benefit […]

Brunswick consolidates yacht production, suspends manufacturing in Merritt Island, Fla.

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that it will consolidate its yacht and motor yacht production at its Palm Coast, Fla., manufacturing plant. As a result, Brunswick will suspend manufacturing at its Sykes Creek boat manufacturing facility in nearby Merritt Island, Fla., at the end of June. The Brunswick Boat Group’s (BBG) Product Development and […]

The adjustment to a shrinking boating universe

The downward trajectory in boat registrations comes as no surprise to people such as Jack Ellis, who makes his living working with numbers and spotting trends and patterns. Resgistrations for boats fell for the second consecutive year in 2011, to about 12.17 million boats. That represents a decrease of about 265,000 from 2010, when the […]

Sea-Ray Announces New Jet Boat

Knoxville, Tenn. – Jan. 11, 2013 – Perhaps the phrase “what a jet boat always wanted to be” sums it up best. Crafted with the exceptional design, engineering and quality for which Sea Ray has become so well known, the all-new 21 Jet is a true “boat” and not just a “jet boat.” It starts […]

2012 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show brings big crowds and beautiful weather

Gulf Coast’s largest boating lifestyle event reports increase in attendance and exhibitor participation St. Petersburg, Fla. – The 35th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show® offered four beautiful days for boaters of all ages, with an expanded selection of products and activities encompassing the total boating lifestyle. Show organizers reported a 5.2 percent increase […]

MarineMax expands with Azimut

CLEARWATER, Fla.–Oct. 26, 2012– MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it is has expanded its relationship with Italy-based Azimut Benetti Group. The expansion with Azimut encompasses areas such as the Midwest, including Ohio, Michigan and Illinois, Texas, the northern Gulf Coast, and the West Coast of […]