Miami boat show plans improvements for 2017

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has announced several enhancements for the 2017 show in its second year at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. In-water selection expands 35 percent NMMA anticipates more than 1,300 new boats on display with more new model debuts than ever before. The number of boats in-water is expanding …
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Garmin plans $200 million campus expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced Friday that it was breaking ground on a $ 200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kansas campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company for the future. “This is a significant investment in our associates and our company’s future,” said Cliff …
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Cabela’s announces plans for two new stores

Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) announced today plans to expand its retail footprint and legendary shopping experience to two new locations: Albuquerque, N.M., and Chesterfield Township, Mich. Albuquerque Construction on the 70,000-square-foot store – the company’s first location in New Mexico – is expected to begin this year and Cabela’s anticipates a 2017 opening. The store will …
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Zodiac keeping operations in S. Carolina, plans to increase production

Zodiac Nautic North America – a subsidiary of Zodiac Nautic recently re-signed a five-year property lease agreement for their North American headquarters to remain in Summerville, S.C. “This area has provided an ideal location not only logistically but also for talent resources,” said Zodiac Nautic North America President Gary Durnan. “We want to continue our […]
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Hatteras Yachts unveils plans for new 90 Motor Yacht at 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

FORT LAUDERDALE – John W. S. Ward, president & CEO of Hatteras/CABO Yachts, LLC, announced a new model during a press conference held today at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: the Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht. The yacht is designed to be consistent with the other models in the builder’s Motor Yacht line, including the […]
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Weekly 5: Miami Beach unveils plans for convention center remodel

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Miami Beach unveils plans for convention center remodel With a goal of completing construction by December 2017, Miami Beach city officials plan to […]
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SeaStar Solutions plans relaunch of brand loyalty program

After a summer that found SeaStar Solutions’ brand loyalty program, OnBoard Rewards, offline, the company announced the site is expected to relaunch later this year. The hiatus was for reasons beyond the company’s control, SeaStar Solutions said. “We want the OnBoard Rewards experience to be both motivating and stimulating,” said Tom Douglass, vice president of […]
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Sea Ray announces plans to expand production to meet demand for L-Class yachts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2015) — Due to the overwhelming market reception and solid retail demand for its new L-Class yachts, Sea Ray will increase production capacity by reactivating its Sykes Creek manufacturing facility in Merritt Island, Fla. The expanded production will commence in the summer of 2015. Hiring will begin immediately, and the company expects to […]
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Correct Craft announces expansion, hiring plans

Correct Craft will spend $ 8 million to expand its Nautique boat building facility and add more than 200 employees to its Florida workforce, the company announced Friday during a visit by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The company announced the imminent opening of its second Aktion Parks cable and boat park, Miami Watersports Complex, joining the […]
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