Marine Dealers

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 […]

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 […]

Marine Trades Association of New Jersey establishes Recovery & Relief Fund

Manasquan, NJ – On Thursday, December 13th, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) announced the establishment of its new Recovery & Relief Fund to provide aid to recreational marine businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The announcement was made at the MTA/NJ Annual Christmas Party held at the Spring Lake Manor and attended by […]

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 […]

FEMA Considers Boats as Disaster Housing for Sandy Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering housing victims of Hurricane Sandy at sea. The agency Tuesday released a solicitation seeking only information on the possibility of putting disaster victims in New York and New Jersey on boats. In asking for input on “maritime-based solutions for providing interim housing to disaster survivors,” FEMA said […]

Brunswick to close Knoxville Sea Ray plant

Brunswick Corporation will close its Sea Ray manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn., and consolidate U.S. cruiser production for Sea Ray in Palm Coast, Fla., and Vonore, Tenn., while producing Bayliner cruisers in Brazil, the company reported Tuesday. Production at the plant will cease by the end of 2012. “This will be more efficient and still […]