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Anyone who lives near the shores of the Chesapeake and its tributaries can’t help but notice it: boating is fun. Mid-bay boaters recently said Bay Bulletin that the local waters have been so busy, it feels like July 4th. With the coronavirus response limiting travel and activity, boat owners who typically don’t go out as …

Syracuse, NY – Boat dealers in central New York City are benefiting from a rising tide in sales, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Dealers say people who canceled travel plans this summer due to the pandemic are buying boats at an all-time high. Pool dealers reported a similar increase in sales. Bill Newcomb, owner of …

With double-digit unemployment and shelter-in-place restrictions keeping potential clients at home, Bay Area yacht broker Geli Burgin was certain 2020 would be a bad summer for the boat industry. And it started that way – in March, at the start of the shutdown, the Burgin Boat Dealer Group only had two vessels under contract. “We …