The New Jupiter 25 Bay

The New Jupiter 25 Bay on display at The Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show:  Jupiter 25 Bay Contact me at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com for more details

Busy Two Days in Florida

Had two surveys in Florida:  "Moose" 58 Alex Willis at Huckins in Jacksonville:  Then Off to Pompano Beach for The Regulator 28 Transit:  Just landed in Charlotte from Orlando: Thank goodness that I cancelled Delta before they got me! 

Busy Survey Day at Bluewater Yacht Sales

Had a Grady-White 282 Followed by a Sabre 38  Fun Times at Bluewater Yacht Sales! Contact me at (804) 337-1945 / hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com for your next yacht! 

New Regulator 23 Is Unveiled At Bluewater Yacht Sales

Just in time for the Bluewater Expo at The Bluewater Yachting Center Hampton, Virginia this weekend! Come by this weekend! Bluewater Expo May 7 – 8, 2016

Garmin demos new products at Miami media event

The new GPSMAP 8624, Garmin's largest multifunction display at 24 inches, can show six views. The new GPSMAP 8624, Garmin’s largest multifunction display at 24 inches, can show six views. MIAMI — Garmin International this year has introduced an array of new electronics, including sonar, radar and multifunction displays, as well as wearable accessories. In…

First look at the new Princess V58 !

  First look at the new Princess V58 ! In the wake of the introduction of the acclaimed Princess V58 Open this past fall, we are pleased to share with you the first images of the new Princess V58 with enclosed salon. Princess V58 Salon The enclosed salon model can be climate controlled or opened to the…

Bluewater Yacht Yards debuts new website

Bluewater Yacht Yards said it launched its new responsive website for 2016.Bluewater Yacht Yards, which has locations in Hampton, Va., and Wanchese, N.C., is the service arm of Bluewater Yacht Sales.“Our goal for this new website is to really showcase our focus on unparalleled service, as well as our technicians’ capabilities and craftsmanship,” Bluewater Yacht…

North Carolina scientists testing immense power of the Gulf Stream off Hatteras

North Carolina scientists testing immense power of the Gulf Stream off Hatteras By Jeff Hampton  The Virginian-Pilot 17 hrs ago   Launch of current profiling device Courtesy of Mike Mugila Mike Muglia, left, boat mate Drex Harrington, center, and Harvey Seim, a marine science professor at the University of North Carolina, launch an acoustic Doppler current…

Virginia bill calls for E0 at marinas

2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM | General Government RelationsThe Natural Resources Committee in Virginia unanimously supported a bill calling for an exemption from the EPA’s ethanol mandates to allow marinas to sell gasoline without ethanol, so called E-0. SB 557 now goes before the House Natural Resources Committee for its consideration. NMMA supports the bill. For more…

42 Sabre Leaving with New Owners Just In Time for Christmas! 

You could be have a Sabre before Christmas Also! Check out this 2006 Sabre 38 that just arrived at our Docks:     2006 Sabre 38 For Sale Contact for more information: Hank Sibley hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Sales Professional Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax) Bluewater Yacht Sales

EPA increases ethanol levels in fuel standard | Trade Only Today

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized renewable fuel standards through 2016, angering the ethanol industry but still increasing ethanol requirements and effectively breaking the so-called blend wall. The blend wall is the term given to the amount of ethanol in the overall fuel supply that the engine fleet can tolerate without damage, which most industries believe…

Seakeeper set to offer gyros on smaller boats

  Posted on August 31st, 2015 Written by Reagan Haynes Marine stabilization company Seakeeper, which debuted its first DC-powered gyro engineered for boats of 30 to 40 feet, is going to roll out the technology for boats as small as 25 feet by 2017. “Most of the world doesn’t know this yet, but we are…

It’s Real: The Regulator 41

Here is a short teaser from Yesterday's Sea Trial.    Length 41.3ft, Beam 12.6ft, Fuel 600 gallons, Weight 22,687 lbs, Speed 63.5 mph We will be scheduling Appointments. Please contact me for an available time.  http://onboard.bluewateryachtsales.com/be-first-to-demo-the-regulator-41/

Not Often The Fuel Dock is Full at Bluewater Yachting Center! 

Bluewater Yachting Center had a Big Overnight Guest of the 130' Westport "APHRODITE"  She will be heading to New York today!                     Made for a Full Fuel Dock with only 3 Boats!  

43 Viking “Don’t Panic” Gets a Facelift at Bluewater Yacht Yards

Just Leaving the Bluewater Paint Booth Today with New Paint and Boot Stripe for The 43 Viking "Don't Panic". Bluewater Yacht Yards has this Viking Looking Sharp!       

Boat sales increase 8.5 percent in 2014

Posted on March 13th, 2015Written by Jack Atzinger http://www.facebook.com/plugins/share_button.php?app_id=172525162793917&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2F6Dg4oLkBbYq.js%3Fversion%3D41%23cb%3Df20e314c84%26domain%3Dwww.tradeonlytoday.com%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%252Ffe64d021%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=0&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&locale=en_US&ref=.VQMJ1fPkT2o.share-button&sdk=joey&type=button_count http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.1fba7891b207592abc41c0f51591aeb6.en.html#_=1426262486488&count=horizontal&counturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&dnt=true&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&size=m&text=Boat%20sales%20increase%208.5%20percent%20in%202014&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F%23.VQMJ1VPPOkI.twitter1 http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?action=like&app_id=172525162793917&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2F6Dg4oLkBbYq.js%3Fversion%3D41%23cb%3Df3e7a784c4%26domain%3Dwww.tradeonlytoday.com%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%252Ffe64d021%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=0&font=arial&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tradeonlytoday.com%2F2015%2F03%2Fboat-sales-increase-8-5-percent-2014%2F&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&ref=.VQMJ1eALMd4.like&sdk=joey&send=false&show_faces=false&width=90 Led by four segments that topped 40,000 in sales, the recreational boating industry finished 2014 with moderate growth of 6 percent in the main powerboat segments and 8.5 percent industrywide. Aluminum fishing and pontoon boats, small to midsized fiberglass outboards and personal watercraft were the top…

Power & Motoryacht Boat Test: Viking 92C

Viking 92C By Capt. Richard Thiel THE INFO Builder: Viking Model: Viking 92C Year: 2014 Boat Type: Sportfisherman LOA: 93'4" (w/o pulpit) Beam: 24'1" Draft: 5'11" Standard Power: 2/1,925-hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels Base Price: $7,875,000 Riding High The Great Recession is just a bad memory at Viking, which has just launched its biggest convertible…

2014 Ft Lauderdale Viking Fleet Report

Nearly 1,000 Feet    Last year 4,305 people passed through the Viking Yachts' display during the five days of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year with the world premieres of the new Viking flagship, the 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, the 75 Motor Yacht and the 52 Sport Tower similar crowds are anticipated, but…

NMMA Dissatisfied with U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Dismiss Recreational Boating Industry Concerns about E15

NMMA is disappointed by the decision released on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to dismiss the recreational boating industry’s challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule regarding misfueling mitigation plans surrounding the sale of E15. The case specifically challenged the EPA’s plans to prevent misfueling…

Jarrett Bay Begins 90’ Construction – Its Largest Custom Sportfish to Date

Jarrett Bay Begins 90’ Construction - Its Largest Custom Sportfish to Date Innovative Carbon Fiber Construction to Reduce Weight and Increase Performance Beaufort, NC (October 7, 2014) - With specifications finalized, Jarrett Bay Boatworks announces the start of construction on their newest and largest custom sportfish. Upon a projected spring 2017 delivery, hull 62 will span 90 feet and…

2014 Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament

I will be helping VBTT with the updates on Twitter and Facebook. 11 out of 88 boats fished today.Total Payout is $127,650.00. Largest payout for this Tournament!!! Boats should be arriving by 5:00pm. Come by and see all the Activities. The 42 Viking Express is on display next to the Marina Shores Weigh Station

Coastal cowboys wrangle through Oregon Inlet

By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot © May 11, 2014 Brynner Parks let out a deep sigh of relief as he peeled his fingers off the helm. He throttled down the diesel engines on his sportfishing boat and contemplated the best way to describe another day of fishing out of Oregon Inlet. It didn’t have much…

ABC 2014: NMMA pushes for sportfish fund support

Written by Reagan Haynes WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking the marine industry to try to get support for the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, a $600 million-a-year fund that helps fund fishing around the country. David Kennedy, of BoatUS, told American Boating Congress attendees on Tuesday that the money…

Trout fishery shut down … at least for some

In a move to help protect the speckled trout population, I've been told that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday issued an emergency shut down the fishery for 30 days pending another meeting in March.However – and this is a huge however – the commission apparently only shut down the fishery for recreational anglers.…

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Uses Dead Sailfish As Fashion Accessory

By Joe Cermele I have not gotten a chance to look at the most recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in print or online, so I can't take credit for this find. Dave Ferrell, the editor of sister publication Marlin Magazine did, however, get a chance to scope out SI's swimsuit coverage, and he wasn't too…

Do Not Be Late to The Viking Yachts VIP on January 31, 2014

The 18th Annual Viking VIP Boat Show Preview begins its two-day run on Thursday, January 31, 2014 at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. This event is extra special this year because it is our 50th Anniversary. We will have 20 spectacular Viking yachts on display and available for sea trials through…

Good Things, Small Packages: The Jarrett Bay 34 Walk-around Express

 The newest Jarrett Bay 34 Walk-around Express is just a few weeks from completion and will be delivered to Bluewater Yacht Sales in early December. Her twin Yamaha 350s were just mounted and the final rigging and preparation is underway. http://www.bluewateryachtsales.com/new-models/59/http://www.jarrettbay.com/carolina-construction/semi-production/

Bluewater Yacht Yard gets Rave Reviews!

Power & Motoryacht reader Kelly Flynn writes: “I nominate Bluewater Yacht Yard in Hampton, Virginia. My experience has been excellent—quality customer service since the first time I went there, and they have always treated me with a very friendly, professional manner. Yard manager Craig Messick loaned me a spanner wrench as they ordered one overnight for…

FEDS TRY TO CLOSE THE OCEAN BECAUSE OF SHUTDOWN

Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/05/Feds-Try-to-Close-the-OCEAN-Because-of-Shutdown

Back Cove Yachts names new president

Jason Constantine was promoted to president of both North End Composites and Back Cove Yachts. He will also continue to serve as chief operating officer of both companies. For the last four years, Constantine has been responsible for all of the manufacturing operations at the Rockland, Maine, facility, where lamination work is carried out for…

Raves for Yacht & Brokerage

More than 500 new and used boats were on display.Resurgent sales and dockside soirees were the hallmarks of Miami Beach’s boat show with a nightlife The largest-ever Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach featured more than 500 new and used boats valued at more than $1 billion this year, with the in-water count up…

Undercover Wildlife Operation Cracks Down on Poaching in North Carolina, Georgia

MULTI-AGENCY OPERATION SOMETHING BRUIN CHARGING MORE THAN 80 VIOLATORS RALEIGH,N.C. (Feb. 20, 2013) — State and federal wildlife officials announced today an undercover operation involving more than 80 wildlife violators and as many as 900 wildlife violations detected. Primary violations stem from illegal bear hunting but include an array of wildlife and game law charges.…

Striped bass enforcement…is it worth it?

Last Wednesday’s plea by Jeffery S. Adams was the first in five cases the United States government is bringing against charter boat captains fishing for striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone – an area from three to 200 miles of the coast, where it is illegal to fish for or posses rockfish. Adams’ case…

Disqualified Tournament Winners’ Suit for $910,000 Goes to State Supreme Court

A Team in the 2010 Big Rock That Thought It Had Won the Event with an 883-Pound Blue Marlin Was Disqualified for a Rules Violation. Their Suit to Reclaim the Near-Million-Dollar Prize Has Gone to the State Supreme Court.By Doug OlanderRelated Tags: News, marlin fishing, tournament fishing emailprintshare Comment Enlargecourtesy Big Rock Blue Marlin TournamentDisqualified Tournament…

Bluefin Tuna Sells For Record $1.76M In Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year. In the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s sprawling Tsukiji fish market, a 489-pound tuna caught off northeastern Japan sold for 155.4 million yen, said Ryoji Yagi, a market official.…

Miss Susie II wins the Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout with the only Fish Caught all Weekend

30.55 Pound Striper Wins The Shotout! After almost three days of fishing in the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout everybody was tied for first place. Nothing at all had been caught. Most fish were well outside of the three mile limits, where they are illegal to keep. So the scenario made Saturday, the final day…

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get…

Army Corps suspends dredging of Oregon Inlet

Following strong north winds, Oregon Inlet at Bonner Bridge is too shallow for dredges, forcing crews to stop clearing the channel.U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday that the Merritt, a side-casting dredge, would not be able to work the troubled channel as planned. Depths at the navigation span under the bridge are only…

Boat Buying and Selling: Skip the Remorse

Perhaps the best advice I ever got is one of the few rules that applies to both sides of a used boat transaction: Stop Selling after it’s sold, and Stop Buying after it’s bought.As a seller, those throw-away comments like “You won’t regret this decision,” or “I think you made a wise choice,” or “You…

Regulator Makes The Top 50 Sport Fishing Boats of All Time from Saltwater Sportsman

Our subjective list of the 50 best inshore and offshore boats  Enlarge#10: 26 RegulatorRegulator’s most enduring model came out in 1991, and has been going strong ever since. Its North Carolina lineage was a perfect fit with the treacherous shoals and inlets on the Outer Banks, where it became an overnight sensation. The immensely practical design…

A Good Call The All-New Viking 55C Picks Up Where Her Much-Admired Predecessor Left Off

December 11, 2012A Good CallThe All-New Viking 55C Picks Up Where Her Much-Admired Predecessor Left OffBy Capt. Ken KreislerRelated Tags: Boat Reviews, Convertibles, Viking emailprintshare Comment  Courtesy Viking YachtsWhile the Bass River in New Gretna, New Jersey, does not hold any significant game fish, it is home to a very specific top-of-the-line predator of another kind.…

Keep America Fishing: Vote on Monumental Sportsmen’s Legislation Expected Soon Urge your Senators to support this historic package of fishing legislation

Next week, your U.S. Senators are expected to vote on the most comprehensive package of sportsmen’s legislation in recent years. Introduced on September 10, 2012, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525) includes 19 bills that will benefit the sportfishing community, as well as recreational shooters and hunters. This historic legislation provides for increased access,…

THIS ONE MIGHT MAKE IT TO VALHALLA

By Kevin Koenig | Posted September 2012I tested out the Viking 55 yesterday down in New Gretna, New Jersey, and I have to say … Wow. Nice boat. The thing floats like a duck and runs like a gazelle.I’ll admit, being Jersey-bred, I’m slightly biased, but even considering that bias, this model was impressive. There…

HOME » SPORTS » OUTDOORS Billfish action is slammin’ in Virginia Beach

By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot © September 6, 2012 VIRGINIA BEACH Most anglers looking to score an offshore billfishing "grand slam" head to exotic locales such as Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica or Cabo San Lucas - places that require extensive travel and fat wallets. They would be better suited to head to Virginia Beach, where…

Groups weigh court options after E15 ruling

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is reviewing its litigation options after a three-member panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed the marine industry's challenge to allowing E15 into the fuel supply. See Related ArticlesTrashing E15 to the corn blocAppeals court dismisses E15 challengeDealers say ethanol damage increases with droughtNMMA…

Bluewater Yacht Sales Featured Boat New 2012 Regulator 23  Special Price on a Special Boat Call Today      Your New Regulator 23   Take advantage of end of model year savings on our last in-stock 2012 Regulator.  Bluewater can have you out on the water for the best part of the fishing season. All of…

2012 Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament Final Results

Official Tuna Tournament ResultsPosted on June 30, 2012 by Bob1. Marlin Maniac 445.02. Sikiligal 400.63. Bay Custom 254.04. Water Shed Three 248.35. Just Right 222.06. Hazer 206.07. Backlash 204.08. Sea Trader 198.29. Juggernaut 185.910. Bootlegger 166.6Largest Single TunaBay Custom 254.0Largest DolphinMad Jak 39.4Largest WahooReel Estate 25.6

‘Swamp People’ star Mitchell Guist dies

"Swamp People" star Mitchell Guist, right, died Monday in Louisiana. He is pictured here with his brother Glenn. STORY HIGHLIGHTS "Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved," the History Channel says He fell on a boat and may have had a seizure, a sheriff says "Swamp People" chronicles the lives of alligator hunters…

Catch a Viking Star

Catch a Viking star The Salt Tales, a Viking 42 Open is an official Hollywood debutant, ah, make that a Real Housewives of New Jersey debutant after a cameo appearance on Sunday, April 22 in the Season Four premiere of the popular Bravo television show. Although no call backs about its appearance have yet occurred, we understand Salt Tales' owners Ken…

Record Tuna Catch Tossed Back Over Technicality

Apr 18, 2012 5:12 PM EDTIn saltwater fishing's version of baseball's infamous pine tar incident, an angler who reeled in a world-record yellowfin tuna had his home-run catch called back -- because a deckhand touched his fishing pole as he fought the mighty fish. Robert Pedigo hooked the 427.9-pound fish last Thursday and fought it for…

Denison Yacht Sales and Bluewater Yacht Sales announce personnel moves

Scott MacDonald joined the Kent Narrows, Md., sales office of Bluewater Yacht Sales as a broker.A lifelong boater and fisherman, MacDonald is a seasoned inshore and offshore angler and an experienced sales professional, the company said.Bluewater is a Mid-Atlantic dealer for Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts and Regulator Marine, as well as Sabre Yachts, Back Cove Yachts and…

Fishing show host Jose Wejebe likely killed in small plane crash in southwest Florida

Jose Wejebe, the host of a popular TV fishing show, was killed in the Everglades City plane crash Friday, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office. Crews on scene say the plane's tail number is N548SF. And according to the FAA, the aircraft with that number is registered to Wejebe. Officials we spoke to say…

Fountain receiver’s Chapter 11 petitions dismissed

Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions filed by a receiver on behalf of Fountain and related entities have been dismissed by Judge Erik Kimball in the bankruptcy court of the Southern District of Florida. The order was in response to a motion by Joseph Wortley to dismiss the cases. Wortley is at least a partial owner of…

Brokerage sales show increase in February

U.S. brokerage sales increased again in February as 1,908 boats sold for an aggregate of $231 million. According to YachtWorld.com member brokerages reporting in their proprietary database, Soldboats.com, the volume of sales rose 13 percent, compared with February 2011, and the total value of the boats was up 25 percent. See Related ArticlesBrokerage sales start 2012…

One Angler Lands Record Black Marlin and Pacific Bluefin Tuna in New Zealand

I'm not sure there has ever been a trip like this in the history of big game fishing. Nathan Adams and his friends were out on his boat in the New Zealand waters when the hauled in two record-sized fish, and several other prize fish. The first confirmed record is a nearly 790-pound black marlin…

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…

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,…

Record-setting striped bass is big attraction at Fishing Expo

Very few have. And Wolfe is the only Virginian to know precisely what a fish that size feels like on the other end of a line. The beast weighed in at 74 pounds,one pound heavier than the soon-to-be-former record set by Fred Barnes nearly four years ago. Wolfe's fish was 57 3/4 inches long and…

American Marine Holdings and Liberty Acquisitions File For Bankruptcy Protection

American Marine Holdings, the owner of Baja by Fountain, Donzi Marine, Fountain Powerboats and Pro-Line Boats, and Liberty Acquisitions—at one time the reported owner of American Marine Holdings—filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. At present, all companies and entities named in the…

Winter Boat Shows report some attendance gains

Despite snowstorms late last week in Nashville, Tenn., and a flood caused by the Atlanta show’s Indoor Wake Park pool on opening day, the 2012 Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat & Sportshow and 2012 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show finished strong, with reports from many exhibitors of good sales results, according to the National Marine Manufacturers…

Bluewater Yacht Sales will be Featured on Captain Don Lancaster’s Radio Show Fishing Tidewater

Capt. Don Lancaster made a surprise visit to Bluewater Yacht Sales this morning and invited us to speak on his radio Show "Fishing Tidewater". The show is on the air between 7:00am -9:00am on WHKT 1650am. WHKT has a live stream if you are out of their listening area. Here is a link to the…

Bluewater Broker Open House This Weekend January 13th & 14th

Come by and See our two featured boats this weekend: 2012 Regulator 28 with Twin Yamaha F300 Outboards 2012 Viking 42 Open with the New Cummins QSC-600 with Zeus Drive Both Boats will be in the water in front of The Surf Rider Resturant.

Virginia streamlines boat registrations

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced a partnership between the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries that supports his government reform initiative to streamline services. Beginning in late January, citizens can register boats and boat trailers in one trip to either department. They also will be able to purchase…

Steady crowds boost New York Boat Show

A new year brought renewed optimism among dealers at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show, the first show of 2012. After a walk on the floor of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan shortly before the show opened its doors on Friday, NMMA president Thom Dammrich said the mood among vendors was clearly…

Marine Manufacturers rolls out early 2012 promotions

Yamaha Marine Group announced its “Proven Choice Sales Event,” a new promotion that gives consumers two ways to build in additional value with their purchase of a new Yamaha outboard.“With this new promotion, consumers really have the opportunity to extend their purchasing power,” division manager for marketing Dale Barnes said in a statement. “The Proven Choice…

Hank Sibley Joins Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley joined Bluewater Yacht Sales as a yacht broker. Sibley began working in the marine industry with his father at Gloucester Yachts and Chesapeake Powerboats in the mid-1980s. He has since worked in sales capacities in the construction and marine supply businesses and most recently has been selling new and brokerage boats for Max…

More legal troubles for Fountain Powerboats

Lender First Capital is seeking $61.04 million in damages from Fountain Powerboats and other entities for the "borrower defendants' " breach of loan agreements, according to documents filed this week in North Carolina Business Court. Additionally, First Capital said Fountain has ceased operations in violation of its obligations to its lender and is asking the…

Massive Great White Shark seen off Martha’s Vineyard

Buddies out mackerel fishing today came upon a giant great white shark like they’ve never seen before “bumping” and “nudging” a dead whale and then circling their boat off Martha’s Vineyard. The line from the seminal shark flick "Jaws" quickly came to mind for the crew --"We’re gonna need a bigger boat." The monster of…

Yamaha announces production schedules at Japan plants

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Yamaha Outboards and Volvo Penta Pair Up

Yamaha Motor Co. and AB Volvo Penta Thursday announced a strategic alliance designed to utilize each company's strengths to make both stronger. The announcement was made at the Miami International Boat Show and builds on the announcement in December that Volvo Penta and Yamaha signed a technical agreement for the joint development of boat control…

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