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Threat of lawsuit against EPA could affect industry

September 25th, 2013

(September 25, 2013) – Environmental groups are threatening the Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit that could result in additional regulations for boatbuilders. The Sierra Club and California Communities Against Air Toxics said in an Aug. 26 letter recently posted to the EPA’s website that the agency failed to review toxics standards for 46 industries,


Efforts to broaden sailing at ISS

August 22nd, 2013

The unofficial theme of the 12th International Sailing Summit, which took place Aug. 18-20 in San Francisco, was how to draw more women, youth and diversity to the sport. A diverse lineup of speakers — including two female sailors, an African American keynote speaker and a young kiteboard champion — helped give about 80 attendees


It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know

August 13th, 2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial decision last week to change the dates of the New York Boat Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center followed a personal meeting about two weeks ago with a boat dealer who knows him, Crain’s has learned. The organizers of the Boat Show, the National Marine Manufacturers Association,


Garmin faces investor lawsuit

August 13th, 2013

Investors filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against three GPS receiver manufacturers, including Garmin International, over LightSquared, a now bankrupt company that still hopes to build a wireless broadband network across the United States. The suit, filed Friday, alleges that Garmin International, Deere & Co. and Trimble Navigation, plus the U.S. GPS Industry Council and the


Ullman Scores Huge Victory for Future of Brand

June 26th, 2013

The Ullman Sails group was founded in 1967, and those early years were successful largely due to the exploits of its leader, Dave Ullman. It all began in the coastal community of Newport Beach, CA, but has grown far and wide since then. Dave sold his original sail loft in 2007, and with all the


Report eyes pent-up demand after cool spring

May 21st, 2013

Growth of new boat registrations is down in all categories for the three-month period from February to April, according to new Bellwether data from Florida-based Info-Link Technologies. But Info-Link co-owner Jesse Wells says looking at three-month rolling averages can be tricky when considering months that traditionally see fewer sales, such as February, March and April,


$220 million in 2012 for Rhode Island

May 7th, 2013

The economic impact of Rhode Island’s recreational boating industry was $220 million, according to preliminary results from the 2012 Northeast Recreational Boater Survey sponsored by SeaPlan, an independent non-profit ocean science and policy group. – Read on


COMMENTARY: Take a Closer Look… It’s the Future You See

April 3rd, 2013

Marine industry professional David Barrow owns and manages Barrow International, a company dedicated to the distribution of marine products throughout Europe and the rest of the world. David is a frequent Scuttlebutt contributor, and below aims his focus on recent newsletter commentary… ————— Former ISAF President Paul ‘The Pope’ Henderson appears to have hit many

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