Iverson’s Design, Olympia, Wash., United States Elan 386 Retractable Dodger This convertible dodger for an Elan 386 sailboat was intended to protect the crew and the entryway from rain and waves, as well as to enhance the style of the sailboat. The client wanted the ability to retract the top section of the dodger but [...]
WeatherMax, high-performance fabrics produced by Safety Components, will now be carried by the Miami Corporation. With headquarters in Ohio, and branches in N.C. and Fla., Miami is a leading supplier for marine materials and outdoor fabrics to the aftermarket. The family-owned, privately held company carries more than 25,000 products and promises overnight shipping.
Carlyle Group of Luxembourg was granted clearance from the European Commission to buy the marine division of French aircraft cabin and boat equipment maker Zodiac. The Commission said the overlaps between Zodiac Marine and Carlyle’s Jandy Pool Products were limited.
NorthStar Yachts, a small yacht company in Kalama Ore., moved its production to China to lower labor costs. About seven employees of NorthStar will remain at the headquarters and parts warehouse. The company laid off 60 employees. NorthStar makes luxury boats 80 to 125 feet long, which sell for $6 million to $13 million. One [...]
Sailcloth distributors Contender UK announced an increase in efficiency and market growth after the company moved to Segensworth South, Fareham. Contender UK moved to provide better customer service by increasing efficiency and productivity. The new 7,900-square-foot building ensures better customer service because of larger office facilities and more efficient storage facilities.
The National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) is introducing Grow Boating Television (GBTV), an online communications tool to reach boating industry stakeholders. GBTV delivers information regarding areas of the NMMA’s Grow Boating Initiative and will make it even easier for stakeholders to learn about developments within the programs. New episodes debut every week or two and [...]
The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) drew more boat builders and marine professionals from around the world than it ever has before, even in spite of a flat economy. Over 4,570 attendees from 67 countries were present at IBEX, slightly up from 2006 attendance of 4,509. Including the 900 exhibitors––manufacturers and suppliers from six [...]
Marine Accessories Corporation (MAC), leading manufacturer of marine canvas and wakeboard towers and accessories, recently filled two leadership positions in its canvas solutions and tower solutions divisions. Jim Wilson, former president and general manager of Great Lakes Boat Top, will take on responsibility as president of MAC Canvas Solutions. Tony Williams, former vice president and [...]
The Taylor Made Group, supplier of OEM glazing systems and marine aftermarket accessories, celebrates 100 years of business this year. Taylor Made began as a canvas business in 1908. Today it has grown to be one of the recreational marine industry’s largest, most diversified suppliers to boatbuilders and the aftermarket.
Sattler North America Corp. appointed Richard Morelle as regional sales manager for their Suntex Division of solution-dyed acrylic fabrics. Morelle is responsible for the marine and awning market sectors throughout the Northeastern United States. Morelle has more than 20 years of industrial textile sales experience and serves on the board of the North East Canvas [...]