Cayman Islands

Bank on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands offer SCUBA diving, sportfishing, sailing, and more. The banks off the Cayman Islands, located in the Western Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles, are a big draw. There’s the Cayman Bank 12 miles to the west of Grand Cayman, plus Pickle Bank, Lawfords Banks, the 60 Mile […]

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Mag Bay 43CC

Worth the wait. by Ken Kreisler After time well spent analyzing owner input and industry trends, and bringing Stephen Matthews of Ocean Designs LLC onboard, Mag Bay introduces its 43CC, the company’s largest center console to date. Photos Courtesy of Mag Bay “Reed Yacht Sales is very proud to represent Mag Bay Yachts here in […]

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Dockmate appoints new national sales manager

Dockmate announced it has hired Bill Karmis as national sales manager to better service its customers throughout the United States. In his new role, Karmis is tasked with directing the Dockmate team of inside and outside sales representatives across the United States, as well as growing and supporting Dockmate’s dealer network. With a diverse background […]

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TNT Marine Center Sold, TNT Marine Still Thriving

Though TNT Marine Center customers officially were informed this week that the Miami facility has been sold to ACME Marinas, clients of TNT Custom Marine can breathe a sigh of relief. The longstanding, legendary South Florida powerboat service, rigging, brokerage and storage business founded by Mike Thomas and John Tomlinson is very much alive. Though […]

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Eight Steps to Owning Your First Boat

Taking the plunge and purchasing a boat for the first time can be an exciting and rewarding experience, and there’s no better time to do this than in the heart of boat show season. However, it’s essential to take the time to research and choose the right boat for your lifestyle needs and budget. Below […]

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Foam or Fiberglass? A Look at Synthetic Decking

Among the many recent trends that have become mainstays in the world of boating, synthetic decking is certainly one of the most popular. With a variety of manufacturers and installers available to transform the decks of their vessels, many boat owners are turning to foam padding to enhance their experiences on the water. But what […]

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Marine Products releases Q4 and 2022 fiscal results

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) has announced its unaudited results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022. Marine Products is a manufacturer of fiberglass boats under the brand names of Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral’s sterndrive models include SSi and SSX, along with the Chaparral Surf Series. Chaparral’s outboard offerings include OSX Luxury Sportboats […]

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Best Boat-Loan Options

The boat dealer is motivated to find a financing plan that works for you, but its options might be limited. Tim Bower So, you’re going to do it: Take the plunge and buy the new boat of your dreams. You’ve cruised boat shows, visited dealerships and scoured the internet to find the perfect rig for […]

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NMEA announces new board members

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the newly elected board members and officers who will serve a three-year term that began with the new year. The following individuals have volunteered their time to serve as board members and on various committees within the organization. New to their posts are Brian Kane from GOST-Chairperson, […]

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MRAA partners with J.D. Power for market insights

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced a new data-driven partnership with J.D. Power – Specialty Vehicles. This collaboration between J.D. Power and the MRAA will report quarterly market insights and analysis, which may include data such as average retail value by boat type and model year, most researched brands, top researched […]

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Cigarette To Display 515 Sportboat And More In Miami

With South Florida as its home turf, Cigarette Racing Team always dresses its Miami International Boat Show exhibit to impress—and this year will be no exception. The Opa-Locka-based, custom high-performance powerboat company will showcase a 515 sportboat and two center consoles—a 42 Auroris and a 42 Nighthawk—in the Miami Convention Center during the February 14-19 […]

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