Marine Business Updates

Reviews on Boater's Book

E.C. Ruff Marine Inc.
Great Service - Great Product
After months of indecision, I finally decided, this year is the year we enjoy some time on the water instead of working 7 day by JohnPa04 in hollywood, fl
Larson's Shipyard
Great Boatyard Option In Newport Beach
Had my boat hauled out at Larson's Shipyard and am very pleased with the results. They applied LP paint to the Hull and Tops by newport in costa mesa, ca
Advanced Marine Service
stay away
Let's just say they do shotty work. I am re-doing everything the did to my boat over again myself. They had my boat way longe by JASENH in huntington beach, ca
Aquarius Yacht Services
San Diego's Best Hull Cleaning!
I've dealt with several companies over the years, & these guys provide the best underwater service I've seen! Even made s by DougFV in fountain valley, ca

Latest Boating News

Battle continues over Gulf red-snapper quotasRed snapper is back on the table. A contentious Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting is under way this week to determine the future of red snapper and how much of them recreational anglers can catch. An amendment that anglers oppose, saying it would unfairly allocate too much of the snapper catch to charter...more[read more]
Navico acquires Norway-based data systems companyNavico Holding AS, the parent company to Simrad navigational marine electronics, acquired Maritime Information Systems A/S, or Maris, from The Grieg Group. Maris supplies data to the commercial maritime sector related to navigation, voyage optimization and voyage monitoring, with more than 10,000 navigation systems delivered. The acquisition continues Navico’s investment in the commercial marine sector....more[read more]
Florida county sees marine industry revivalThe marine industry in Brevard County, Florida — once decimated by the recession — seems to be rebounding. Canadian company Roswell Global has moved into the empty building left behind by Spartech Corp., a supplier of marine products such as boat doors and latches. Roswell chose the location in Rockledge to be near its Central...more[read more]
RBFF survey: Boaters unhappy with retail experienceA “Mystery Shopper”survey by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation showed that boating retail stores scored an average of 75 percent on customer satisfaction, lower than the 80 percent average in retail specialty stores. RBFF’s Mystery Shopper Study targeted big-box, sporting goods, outdoor specialty and family-owned fishing stores, along with chain and family-owned boat retailers...more[read more]
VIDEO: Life-jacket warning issued after Minnesota drowningsTwo separate drownings last weekend at a Minnesota lake that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy and a 60-year-old man have officials urging locals to wear life jackets. Both incidents were related to waterfowl hunters trying to get on Parley Lake near sunrise. Neither victim was believed to be wearing a life jacket...more[read more]
Industry mourns West Coast boatbuilderBill Green, a San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey, Coast Guard member, shrimp-boat hand, One Ton Cup winner and the proprietor of Green Marine, died Oct. 13 in Lymington, England. He was born in 1937 and built his first boat at the age of 11, according to an obituary in Sailing Scuttlebutt. After spending some...more[read more]