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Coconut Canvas
Great Craftsmanship
Coconut Canvas delivered a beautiful top on time... Job well done, thank you. ... by Robert75 in ,
PlasTEAK Inc. / PlasDECK Inc.
Honestly just what I was looking for!
PlasTEAK came into my life when I was tired of the maintenance and needed to reevaluate my time, especially with my family. S by info46 in ,
Brown's Point Marina
Service, Boat Yard
Excellent Customer Service. The Management and staff go above beyond to assist. We look forward to another great summer by JCassi in ,
Yacht Docktor, The
Expert craftsmanship in marine woodworking!
Randy is exceptionally talented. He has remodeled all of the cabinets in my galley, replaced the counter tops, customized som by JoanBu1 in ,

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IBEX 2014: NMMA president sees ‘good times’ for industryTAMPA, Fla. — The boating industry has turned the corner and is prospering with increasing overall retail spending and rising boat sales, National Maine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich told hundreds of attendees this morning at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. “I have a very simple message for you this morning: These are...more[read more]
IBEX 2014: Innovation Awards handed outTAMPA, Fla. — The IBEX 2014 Innovation Awards had a record-setting 88 products entered in 13 categories this year, a 43 percent increase from 2013. “IBEX did a great job marketing the Innovation Awards and helping exhibitors and companies understand the benefit of competing in the Innovation Award process,” said Zuzana Prochazka, the awards chairwoman...more[read more]
IBEX 2014 VIDEO: Bobby Knight motivates the crowdTAMPA. Fla. — Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight used a whirlwind of stories and anecdotes — many of them humorous — to deliver his motivational messages about the keys to winning on the basketball floor, in business and in life. He was the keynote speaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Industry Breakfast....more[read more]
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Consumer confidence drops in SeptemberConsumer confidence declined in September, The Conference Board said today. The board’s Consumer Confidence Index stands at 86.0, down from 93.4 in August. The Present Situation Index decreased to 89.4 from 93.9 and the Expectations Index dropped to 83.7 from 93.1. “Consumer confidence retreated in September after four consecutive months of improvement. A less positive...more[read more]