Tag Archive | marine industry

Agents seize U.S., Canadian boats in Mexican marinas

MEXICO CITY — When heavily armed marines and government tax agents stormed eight marinas on Mexico’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts, boaters thought they were witnessing a major drug takedown. The mostly American and Canadian retirees found out that the target was actually them — couples spending their golden years sailing warm-weather ports in modest 40-foot […]

Waterway Bill that passes House could have benefits for boaters

ALEXANDRIA, Va.: A bill that the US House of Representatives just passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, has Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) seeing seeing potential benefits for recreational boaters. “We have national highway and air transportation systems,” said BoatUS Government Affairs […]

New Florida Law Will Benefit Marine Industry

The bill includes pieces of legislation from non-marine industry groups also, and was classifed as an Environmental Regulation bill. It contains the following provisions that are important to Marine Industries: * Managed Public Mooring Fields – Provides for general permitting of mooring fields not exceeding 100 vessels ; removes availability of a general permit for […]

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 […]