If the thought of spending the day on the water makes your boat float, but you don’t have a canoe to paddle, Jeff Durbin can help. The owner of the new North Sterling Boat Charter and Rental says he has owned a boat his entire life. But he wasn’t looking to make a profession of …

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Virginia. – The boat rental industry continues to grow in Smith Mountain Lake, and those who have rented to clients for decades have said that new businesses that are springing up are breaking unwritten rules. The regulations for renting a boat in Virginia are pale compared to something like renting a car. …

In the first seven years after the Great Recession, Rick Dieterich discovered that his Mystic business, Springline Yacht Sales, was in trouble. But things started to improve in 2016, and then in 2018 he had a record turnover of $ 3.6 million. While 2019 isn’t even half over, it has made $ 3.9 million in …

CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As the summer boating season kicks off this weekend, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced new data that shows unit sales of new powerboats in the United States have reached 276,000 in 2018, a 4% increase from 2017, the highest levels the U.S. boating industry has seen in 11 years. …

Listen, when you live near a great lake, nothing interests you more all summer long than finding an affordable boat rental service in Chicago. And while some of us might be lucky enough to belong to a marina – or have that buddy with a pier connection – for the rest of us, finding your …

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings has acquired Caribee Boat Sales and Marina from Islamorada, Florida. Caribee has served the Florida Keys since 1947. Details of the acquisition were not disclosed. “We are delighted to welcome Caribee Boat Sales and Marina to the OneWater family of dealers,” said Austin Singleton, CEO of OneWater Marine. “Bill and his …

Corey Verdoljak was a carpenter, building houses for 20 years, when he decided to do something completely different. The Superior native and his wife, Brianna, tore off the Twin Ports to claim Alaska as a pilot. Only he found something he loved even more than stealing. “Fishing,” he said without hesitation. Based in the incredibly …

DULUTH — Corey Verdoljak was a carpenter, building houses for 20 years, when he decided to do something completely different. The Superior, Wis., native and his wife, Brianna, uprooted the Twin Ports to stake a claim in Alaska as a pilot. Only he found something he loved even more than stealing. “Fishing,” he said without …

It may not be the ideal weekend to get out on the water, but a person can dream. The Mobile Boat Show 2019 is here to help. Organizer Melissa Miller said this year’s event is packing the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center with boats from 15 dealers, and at least some of them are …

Breadcrumb Links To travel Author of the article: Jim Renard • Special to Postmedia News Release date : Jan 11, 2019 • January 11, 2019 • 3 minutes to read • Join the conversation Visitors to the Toronto International Boat Show have fun on a lake built especially for the show. The opinions and recommendations …

The 50-foot luxury yacht dominated the showroom floor, its glossy black hull masking three well-appointed bedrooms, mahogany cabinets and six televisions inside. The Galeon 500 Fly, weighing 55,000 pounds and listed at $1.6 million, is the largest and most expensive boat at the 2019 Houston Boat Show held this week at the NRG Center. Johnny …

David Petkiewicz Progressive Cleveland Boat Show 2019 promises to be biggest in years CLEVELAND, Ohio – Another four months until summer in northeast Ohio. But you can pretend January 17-21 at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, an annual tradition that adopts fun new tricks for 2019. There is a theme every day this year, including …

The Apprentice Class of 2018 at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop. The Apprentice Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation day after completing a nine month apprenticeship at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop with a successful and fun boat launch in Round Pond Harbor. The apprentices, who began their wooden boat building apprenticeship in September 2017, helped build …

A 110,000 square foot building that once housed the Sam’s Club in Waterford is being transformed into a boat sales, service and storage center. Comstock-based Tommy’s Michigan is moving into space at 495 Summit Dr. after acquiring Waterford-based boat dealership Skier’s Pier Inc. last month and forming Tommy’s Detroit LLC. Tommy’s is leasing the building …

Irish Boat Shop will open a new location on East Bay in Traverse City, just in time for the 2018 boating season. The new waterfront location is nestled at the foot of the East Bay on US 31 North, in what was once the Traverse City Waterfront Conference Center. Extensive renovations to the existing center …

A vacant waterfront parcel in East Bay Township will see new life this spring, two long-standing Traverse City businesses are moving to Chums Corner, and several openings and expansions are coming to downtown Traverse City at The Ticker latest look at retail and restaurant news. Irish boat storeAfter searching “for decades” for the right opportunity …

A historic shipyard company with over 100 years of service, Al Larson Boat Shop is an impressive landmark in San Pedro. SAN PEDRO – Al Larson Boat Shop is a marvel to see. Located on Terminal Island in San Pedro, this store is not open to the public, but has a very significant history in …

November 20, 2017 – The North Country is full of amazing artists and galleries, from the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls to the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. But sometimes the art happens in surprising places, in old barns, in farm fields and this weekend in a boat shop in Canton. A space intended …

There are many ways to rent a vacation home in our computerized world, from architectural style-conscious rental agencies to family-oriented peer-to-peer platforms. But a unique company takes a new approach and offers overnight rentals on boats. Launched in San Francisco in 2013, GetMyBoat is the world’s largest boat rental and charter market, offering 75,500 rentals …

Click to enlarge. Marking another milestone in its recovery, the US recreational boat industry sold more than 250,000 boats in 2016 for the first time in eight years. With all 50 states reporting, statistical surveys indicated that 258,879 boats were sold last year, an increase of 5.4% over 2015. The company said the last time …

Owning a boat is expensive. For most of us, financing over 5, 7, or even 12 years is needed to keep monthly payments affordable. On top of that, there’s insurance, fuel, and maintenance. And for those who live where boats cannot be stored in the yard, a dock or storage facility is also required, usually …

After bottoming out in 2009 and 2010, new boat and equipment sales in Missouri have rebounded astonishingly, riding a wave of buying that likely set a record for new boat sales in the state. Last year. Sales of new boats fell below $200 million in Missouri at the height of the recession, but hit a …

After struggling during the Great Recession, boat sales are rising again in the United States and southern Nevada. Newly released data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association and its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistical Summary indicate that the $36 billion U.S. boating industry is at its strongest. high after the recession. “The industry has grown 6% …

Those who have carpentry tools – power tools or hand tools – which they no longer use should be aware that The Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Bristol is holding its massive tool tag sale on Saturday 29th July in aid of its learning program. Donated tools must be in good working order. The boat shop …

When Landman Sales closes its doors on June 1, it will shut them down for good. Owner Rocky Landman and his wife, Gloria, plan to retire. It all started almost 60 years ago for a man who loved business and boats. Rocky Landman started his boat business, then known as Landman Sports Center, at 2956 …

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (WFLA) – A consignment boat store in Pinellas County is being hammered by customers claiming they have been scammed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Complaints are piling up against Gulf Coast Boat Sales in Palm Harbor after customers say they paid for boats and got nothing. Others tell News Channel …

HARBOR SPRINGS – A new generation will pave the way for Irish Boat Shop, a marina and shipyard with a history stretching back over 55 years. The company recently announced that its board of directors has elected Susan Irish Stewart as chairman of the board, in which she succeeds her father and Irish Boat Shop …

Ten years ago, Drew Wickham never thought of becoming a boater. Not only does he now own a boat, but Wickham also operates upstate New York’s largest boat show – the Central New York Boat Show. This four-day boat show will feature over 500 new models of power and sailboats from over 50 boat dealers. …

Early next month will see the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest in the world, an event that eclipses the Super Bowl in terms of economic impact. Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, president of Show Management, which produces the show, is expecting another banner year. The show will include more VIP areas, …

Kayaking became a passion for Lisa Maurer after paddling Key West three years ago. It quickly became a family affair, she says. And not just for her own family, but for the growing crowd of boaters turning to the rental store her family recently opened on the shores of Quemahoning Reservoir. “After we got back …

By Xiumei Dong Even though the temperature dipped below 10 degrees this holiday weekend, the freezing weather didn’t stop people dreaming of summer fun outdoors on a boat. Consumers buy new boats at the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show. (Xiumei Dong and Qingwei Chen/MEDILL) “It’s just a great time, 2016, I’m really motivated,” said …

GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) – A lot of people love to spend time on the water, but don’t want the expense and upkeep of owning a boat. Now there is an app for it. Get My Boat is a boat sharing service, much like AirBnb or Uber. Users can either post their own boats for hire …

More than 100,000 manufacturers, retailers, brokers and buyers gathered in Miami for one of the largest boating industry events in the world. Each year, the Miami International Boat Show and the luxury Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach take place simultaneously. Showboat events feature thousands of personal watercraft and accompanying water accessories, all of …

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the start of a new year, the US boating industry estimates that 2014 will see a 5-7% increase in new motorboat sales with continued growth of another 5% in 2015, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). This is the third straight year of steady growth for the industry coming out of …

It’s summer, and rather than stay on land, we prefer to take to the water. But do not worry ; you don’t need your own boat. Fortunately, aquatic rental shops throughout the region are ready to meet your nautical needs. Whether you’re looking to cool off, explore the city from its waterways, or engage in …

In response to declining sales, manufacturers began to place more emphasis on building boats only when dealers ordered them to reduce inventory. “Last year, dealer inventory was quite thin,” said association president Thom Dammrich. He added that they will likely increase inventory after a strong 2011. “This year I think there will probably be more …

The maritime economy has not been in good shape in the city which calls itself “the sailing capital of America”. The slump that calmed the nation’s powerboat and sailboat industry four years ago hasn’t spared Annapolis — or the two boat shows that have docked in the harbor every October since the 1970s. But this …

Florida’s economy remains sluggish in many areas – foreclosures, home construction, job creation. But here’s a bright light: the state led the nation in boat sales in 2011. For most people, boats are the perfect purchase: they don’t need them. They want them. So when boats start to sell, it indicates that buyers are more …

After being hit by the financial crisis, the industry bottomed out last year when boat sales hit a record high of 137,000, a 55% drop from pre-2007 levels and a drop 14% compared to 2009. Expectations of a 10% increase in sales this year have been tempered by rising gasoline prices as well as economic …