Here comes the NEW VIKING 55

Here comes the Viking 55     Veteran rock star Sammy Hagar had a hit some years back "I Can't Drive 55" but in a few months you can. That is, aboard the latest Viking, our new 55 Convertible, launching in late spring.   Viking first launched a 55 Convertible in the fall of 1997.…

New Maryland Tog Record

Fishermen at Ocean City have been catching some large striped bass this week by trolling large Mojos, Stretch and Tomic lures. Large striped bass are moving along the beaches on their journey north and the shoal areas within 3-miles of the beach has been the place to troll; most captains are fishing north of the…

Boat sales show bounce in January

The U.S. boatbuilding industry began 2012 much the way it ended the previous year, with strong sales gains in two aluminum boat categories and the largest category of fiberglass boats. See Related ArticlesData show boat market starting to settleSales slump hits most segments in October‘Lower price points’ boost aluminum salesAluminum sales nudge market toward stabilityFiberglass sales…

Garmin signs deal to buy Interphase Technologies

Garmin signed an agreement to acquire Interphase Technologies Inc., a privately held creator and manufacturer of phased array scanning sonar technology based in Soquel, Calif.   See Related Articles Garmin buys its distributor in Chile Garmin reports 3Q results   Financial terms of the agreement will not be released. This transaction is expected to be…

Trade group urges Virginia to keep boat-tax cap

Members of the Virginia Marine Trades Association gathered last week in Richmond as part of the association's inaugural Lobby Day event.   See Related Articles Virginia trade group names 2012 officers   Fourteen General Assembly members, or their legislative aides, met with constituents to discuss legislation of concern to the industry. “With more than 253,500…

Bluewater Yacht Sales will Be on Display at the Richmond Boat Show February 17th -19th 2012

PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE 24TH ANNUAL RICHMOND BOAT SHOW   EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HIT THE WATER!  For years the Richmond Boat Show has been recognized as one of the best boat shows in Central Virginia. Covering nearly 110,000 square feet in four buildings, it attracts dealers from throughout Virginia. Boats on display from 18 dealers include…

Will tide turn in Miami?

Signs of an improving economy generate optimism for the big show among organizers and exhibitors   See Related Articles Groups announce Miami show events NMMA seeks Innovation Awards entries for Miami NMMA dealer program returns to Miami show Miami boat show signs diving exhibit producer   The thousands of boats, engines, electronics and accessories on…

FLIR Systems reports 4Q, year-end results

FLIR Systems, the parent company of Raymarine, today announced a drop in revenue for the fourth quarter, but an increase in revenue for the full fiscal year.   See Related Articles FLIR division moves to New Hampshire VIDEO: FLIR unveils handheld marine scope FLIR Systems reports 3Q results   Revenue for the quarter, which ended…

Viking holds boat show preview in Florida

Viking Yachts' 16th annual VIP Preview was attended by nearly 600 registered guests Feb. 3-4 at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Fla. In addition to 15 Vikings on display between 42 and 82 feet that were made available for sea trials, visitors also enjoyed numerous aisles filled with vendors displaying engines, electronics,…

920-Pound Bluefin Landed in Bermuda

Even after the sharks took their share, Bermuda angler Andrew Card still brought 920 pounds of bluefin back to the dock February 1. Card hooked into the behemoth on Argus Bank Thursday on 80-pound test, according to a report in Bernews. Unable to bring the catch back on his own, Card was assisted in boating the…

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