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Boating in Michigan Sept 2012

After all of the mergers and acquisitions in the boating industry, this amazing industry needs boater just like you and I to keep a positive growth margin. We do this by getting people involved in boating, sportfishing, skiing, & watersports. Get involved before Winter decides to hit. Even as far up as Michigan. I’ve listed […]

Egg Harbor Marine has acquired Silverton and Ovation Yachts! Dealer opportunities? Yes!

  The sale of Silverton Marine Corp. and Ovation Yachts Corp. to Egg Harbor Yachts owner Ira Trocki is complete and the company is looking to expand its dealer network. The sale was finalized July 30 and the company is already building a 36-foot Silverton at the Egg Harbor factory in Egg Harbor City, N.J., […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good Times at the Houston Boat Show

I went to the Houston Boat show this weekend! After a long flight and some questionable airplane meal choices, I landed in Houston to find a mecca of great boats, hot weather, and terrific Texas people everywhere. It wasn’t crowded, but you could tell there were a lot of shoppers wishing for the perfect boat to […]