Boat Sales Bounce Back With Gains in Summer!

Nothing brings more fun in the summer than a summer boat, and according to sales, plenty of Americans agree. With industry sales revving up again in June, double-digit gains have been seen in main powerboat sales and sales industry-wide climbed 10.2 percent. This rebound continued an unusual year for boat sales as a 20 percent… Read More

Boat Show Coming to Southern California in September 2016

The debut in-water boat show has been scheduled for September 22nd-25th at the Cabrillo Way Marina in Los Angeles Harbor and will replace the Lido Boat Show that was the original Southern California Boat Show. Boat show producer and marine magazine publisher Duncan McIntosh acknowledged the new show as “a great opportunity to do something… Read More

New Law Requires Boaters to be Licensed

When 2018 arrives California’s boaters will face one significant change: Anyone in the driver’s seat of a boat must carry a Vessel Operator Card. The card is similar to a driver’s license for vehicles, as boaters will be required to take an online course covering topics such as navigation and safety with an online exam… Read More

Introducing Our Featured Boat of the Week!

Introducing Our Featured Boat of the Week! 52′ Sea Ray 520 Sundancer 2006 52′ Sea Ray 520 Sundancer 2006 For Sale Loaded with Extras. Only 275 Original Hours. Truly Pristine Condition. * Seller Encourages Offers * Lots of Upgrades and Factory Options Included: Upgraded Engines – MAN Diesels (700 HP) w/ Electronic Engine Controls (275 original… Read More

August Boat Sales in Double Digit Gains

After a disappointing month for boat sales in July, numbers have turned up sharply in August, rising 12.5 percent to 10,292 in main powerboat segments and 11.8 percent to 17,411 industry wide. All of the industry’s high-volume segments rose by double digits in August, as the weather stayed warm throughout the month. “This is really… Read More

Tips For Cold Weather Boating

The weather may have cooled off, but that doesn’t mean boaters should stay off the water! Here are some tips for cold weather boating, and staying stay and warm on the water. It may seem self-explanatory, but the phrase “dress for the water, not the weather” most definitely applies. Fabrics such as wool retain heat,… Read More

New Boats Debuted at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016

The marine industry proved it’s continued developments in technology and boat design with the introduction of dozens of new boats, ranging from motor yachts, center consoles, and jet boats, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. With its new 280CC-X, World Cat introduces its next generation of power catamarans, which combines improved aesthetics and advanced… Read More

Growth Reported in Powerboat Sales

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has reported that new powerboat registrations are up 6.4 percent since last year. In addition to powerboat sales, the personal watercraft segment is up 7.1 percent, pontoon segment is up 9.7 percent, and saltwater fishing boat segment is up 7.8 percent, placing all three segments as high-volume growth leaders. 27… Read More

National Marine Manufacturers Association Expects Strong Boat Sales

With an estimated 250,000 boats to be sold in 2016, sales would grow between 6 and 7 percent this year with the continued rise in consumer confidence. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) also expects dollar sales of recreational boats to rise between 10 and 11 percent from $8.4 billion. Additionally, they predict that the… Read More

New Brigantine Restaurant to Expand Dock-and-Dine Opportunities

Just recently, The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners granted approval for The Brigantine restaurant’s proposal for a new establishment where Anthony’s Fish Grotto is currently located on the San Diego waterfront. Anthony’s, which was established in 1946, will be replaced by a Portside Pier Restaurant project which will house four new dining… Read More