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By Keenan Willard, WRAL Eastern North Carolina reporter City of Morehead, North Carolina – North Carolina boat vendors are saying, more than ever, that people want to get out on the water since COVID-19 arrived in the state. It is to the point, they said, that they are struggling to keep up with demand. Industry …

Vilamoura Marina will see the return of the International Boat Show between June 5 and 13. The event has been held at the marina since 1999 and attracts dozens of visitors each year eager to learn more about what the industry has to offer. Several of the main companies in the sector participate, presenting all …

It’s not often that the stars align for people in the boating industry, but Don MacKenzie, president of Boats Inc. in Niantic, says the stars are aligned now. “This industry very rarely benefits from it, but right now we are. We have low interest rates, low fuel prices and a 2.99% sales tax on boats,” …

Workers prepare boats for the season on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the Boats Inc. docks in Niantic. Boat sales have exploded across the region during the COVID-19 pandemic and many marina docks are full. (Sarah Gordon/The Day) It’s not often that the stars align for people in the boating industry, but Don MacKenzie, president …

A boat rental sign is pictured on Monday April 12 at Dillon Marina. Dillon City Council will vote later this month on a resolution to raise prices for pontoon boat rentals at the marina.Photo by Sawyer D’Argonne / [email protected] Dillon plans to increase rental rates for pontoon boats at the marina this summer. Craig Simson, …

When Tim Stenzel went looking for a new boat last fall, he found a lot of people had the same idea. The boat showrooms looked quite bare. The situation has gotten even worse as the pandemic has driven people to buy boats, ATVs and other outdoor items over the past year. Stenzel, who lives with …

New Hampshire marinas are reaping the rewards of a nationwide boom in boat sales. Interest and boat purchases have increased since the start of the pandemic when vacation destinations changed to summer. Sales at Winni Marine in Laconia reflect the national phenomenon. Executive Director Julie Marsh said these sales have remained stable throughout last summer, …

BOAT usually means ‘bust another thousand,’ but boat buyers this year might not have that option. Sales in 2020 have been historically high, resulting in low inventory levels and increased delays. More than 320,000 boats were sold in 2020, reports Trade Surveys Only Today. Sales are a 12-year high, with industry segments reporting increases of …

Luxury boatbuilder Princess Yachts has achieved “great commercial success” after selling more than £ 29million worth of ships at a boat show in the United States. The Plymouth maker hit hard at this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show in sun-drenched South Florida. Princess Yachts America first presented a range of eight yachts representing the …

Highland Lakes acquires a new dealer and boat repair shop. NXTLVL Marine LBJ is scheduled to open June 1 at 4011 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores. Construction of the facility is well advanced. This is the second location for NXTLVL Marine, which has a place in New Brunswick. The Cottonwood Shores location will sell boats …

Boat sales skyrocket during COVID-19 pandemic Update: 12:20 p.m. EDT April 7, 2021 Hide transcription Show transcript JENNFIER EAGAN OF THE NEWSCENTER 5 REPORTS FROM MARSHFIELD. >> IF YOU ARE THINKING ON TAKING A BOAT ON THE WATER THIS SUMMER, I HOPE YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE. >> THERE IS NOT A NEW BOAT ON THE …

Commodore Paul Astrella said the Squantum Yacht Club recruited their first new member of the season in February, months before membership calls generally started to arrive. At 3A Marine in Hingham, both new and used boats have already sold out for the season. The Marshfield Yacht Club is currently processing over 80 membership applications, and …

article Boat purchases are booming in America amid the coronavirus pandemic, with 2020 sales hitting a 13-year high, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Boating is part of a renewed interest in outdoor recreation as many Americans have been locked down due to the coronavirus in 2020. FOX Business’ Ashley Webster spoke with …

Arcadia Yachts Sherpa 80 XL makes its debut at the Venice Boat Show For the first time, Arcadia Yachts is participating in the Venice Boat Show, which takes place from May 28 to June 5 at the Arsenale, where it will present Sherpa 80 XL. The 24-meter model whose fourth unit order has just been …

At the Champlin City Council meeting on March 22, crowds of residents filled the council chamber to voice their opinion on a potential deal between the city and Your Boat Club (YBC). YBC is an organization that rents personal watercraft to their club members throughout the Midwestern region. The agreement between YBC and the City …