Fountain looks to investment firm to hold company together

  Fountain Powerboat Industries says that a deal is pending between its executives and an investment group to save the company from being auctioned. A bankruptcy auction for the company’s production facilities, tooling, and Fountain and Baja brands is scheduled for next Monday. Reggie Fountain, president and CEO, told The Washington Daily News that theContinue reading “Fountain looks to investment firm to hold company together”

Beached whale found in Gloucester

  The state announced Tuesday it’s stepping in to help remove a beached whale from the north side of the York River in Gloucester Point. The whale was discovered near Allen Island sometime on Saturday. A stranding response team representative from the Virginia Aquarium tells the state is trying to find a landfill thatContinue reading “Beached whale found in Gloucester”


What a sight! Marlin flags EVERYWHERE!! These private boats that went out this weekend, most likely overnight trips, prove that all the fish are moving down the coast right on schedule! These flags remind us of the days last year when our boats were pulling up to the docks with double digit flags just likeContinue reading “VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING CENTER BILLFISH EXTRAVAGANZA”

Possible Buyer For Fountain Powerboats?

  Hustler Powerboats is reporting on its Facebook page that it is in negotiations to buy Fountain Powerboats in Beaufort County. According to its website, Hustler Powerboats is located in New York and was started in 1979. Here’s what the company Facebook says: "Hustler is currently in negotiations to purchase Fountain powerboats and all itsContinue reading “Possible Buyer For Fountain Powerboats?”

Fountain Update: Hustler to pursue Fountain assets

  Hustler Powerboats said in a statement today that it is going into negotiations to purchase Fountain Powerboats and all its assets. Fountain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on August 25, 2009. Hustler said Fountain’s assets are scheduled to go to auction on October 5. Hustler would move its operations from New York toContinue reading “Fountain Update: Hustler to pursue Fountain assets”

Rudee Inlet’s anglers have blue-flag day for billfish

  Several miles from shore, Capt. Greg Span radioed for help, panic in his voice. "More flags. I need more flags." At Fisherman’s Wharf Marina inside Rudee Inlet, a dock hand leaped into action, gathering half a dozen plastic boxes containing small blue flags, each embroidered with a white billfish. Span motored into the inletContinue reading “Rudee Inlet’s anglers have blue-flag day for billfish”

Va. beach fishing to be featured on Dance’s new show

  He was pretty sure after his first visit and positive after the second. Bill Dance has fallen in love with Virginia fishing. The Tennessee bassin’ man came to Virginia Beach last winter to film a striped bass show for his new saltwater television series. He came back last week to fish for amberjack, marlinContinue reading “Va. beach fishing to be featured on Dance’s new show”

Documents detail Fountain’s assets

  While court documents show Fountain Powerboat Industries has $3 in assets, Fountain Powerboats, Baja by Fountain and Fountain Dealers’ Factory Superstore, list substantially more assets than their parent company. See Related Articles Fountain files Chapter 11 Fountain looks for more capital Hustler Powerboats negotiating to buy Fountain Judge sets hearing on sale of FountainContinue reading “Documents detail Fountain’s assets”

Va. boating crashes on the rise in Virginia

The number of boating crashes in Virginia is up significantly from last year, and cheaper gasoline may be part of the reason. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has recorded 134 accidents offshore, in the Chesapeake Bay and on all freshwater through Sept. 9. Va. boating crashes on the rise | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Raymarine, Boston Whaler form partnership

Raymarine was named the exclusive marine electronics supplier to Boston Whaler. See Related Articles Garmin: Any offer for Raymarine would be in cash Jeppesen, Raymarine announce partnership Raymarine announces partnership with Ranger Boats Raymarine confirms sale talks with Garmin Raymarine issues recall of Sport Drive Pilot Raymarine products are now factory-installed options on 18 ofContinue reading “Raymarine, Boston Whaler form partnership”

American Sportfishing Association Sportfishing Industry Supports Reintroduction of Critical Cape Hatteras Legislation Current legislation is taking its toll on the local economy

  The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports the reintroduction of legislation (H.R. 718 and S. 1557) that would restore reasonable off-road vehicle (ORV) access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area (CHNSRA). The legislation was originally introduced in 2008 during the 110th Congress. It was reintroduced this year by Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-NC)Continue reading “American Sportfishing Association Sportfishing Industry Supports Reintroduction of Critical Cape Hatteras Legislation Current legislation is taking its toll on the local economy”