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WARWICK, RI (WPRI) – Rhode Island boat shop owners say they’ve seen a boom in business lately and that’s due, at least in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Farman, a yacht broker at Brewer Yacht Sales in Warwick, says sales of everything water-related, including boats, jet skis and yachts, have taken off since the …

When the pandemic started, there was a race for toilet paper and bleach. Now that we are in the middle of summer, another product is flying off the shelves, or should I say marinas. The coronavirus has kept people from taking vacations, so families are spending that money on boats. According to the NMMA, new …

Grace Marine in Le Claire, Iowa sells boats before they even arrive at the show. LE CLAIRE, Iowa — Boat sales are on the rise as the pandemic derails summer plans. A local dealer is so busy that it is difficult to keep the boats in stock. On the waterfront in Le Claire, Iowa Grace …

Boatsetter recorded the highest number of bookings for the month of June in the company’s history, with peer-to-peer rentals increasing 74% from the same period last year. The company also reported a 40% increase in listings on its platform, with owners looking for meaningful ways to help offset the overall cost of owning a boat. …

The owner of Brightside Wooden Boat Services has agreed to pay the city of Belgrade $ 20,000 in a deal that arose out of a three-year dispute over the nature of his business that went to the Supreme Court of state justice. Shawn Grant, in an enforcement action regarding unauthorized business activity at 24 Hulin …