Summer 2020 Sees Two More Acquisitions in The Yachting Industry

Summer 2020 Sees Two More Acquisitions in The Yachting Industry

Ever since the great recession in 2007, the yachting industry has seen a series of mergers and acquisitions with many smaller yacht businesses being incorporated into the world’s largest yachting corporations. Chinese conglomerates have bought ownership in many of well-known yacht builders, while industry leaders in America and Europe continue to diversify by acquiring other companies. The month of July saw two yacht business acquisitions.

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How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Yachting Industry?

How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Yachting Industry?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the global economy and industries across the board. The yachting industry is no different. With travel restrictions in the Caribbean and Mediterranean putting a pause on the season, COVID-19 has had major effects on the industry and those working in it. A few industry professionals and leading influencers have talked about the changes they see happening in the industry due to the global health crisis as well as growing yachting industry concerns.

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Yachting Industry Events Cancelled or Postponed Due to COVID-19

Yachting Industry Events Cancelled or Postponed Due to COVID-19

All businesses and industries around the world have been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic and the yachting industry is no exception. Perhaps one of the most immediate effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the number of yachting industry events that were either canceled or postponed in response to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

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Summer & Fall 2019 Boat Shows

Summer & Fall 2019 Boat Shows

Whether you’re hitting the water and buying a new boat or you’re looking to learn more about the latest developments in the marine industry, there are plenty of South Florida boat shows to drop anchor in 2019. There are plenty of boating events in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, and beyond. Check out some of our favorite boat shows.

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What are Marine Engine Hours?

What are Marine Engine Hours?

So, you’re looking to buy a used boat, but you’re not sure about the hours it has. Or, you’re taking care of your new boat and you have no idea what hours mean in terms of intervals for diesel engine maintenance and repairs. Marine engine hours are the hours your engine has been running since it was new. Many newer engines have a gauge for hours, much like one that shows you miles sailed. For older boats, you will need a computer to pull the marine engine hours.

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What to Expect at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

What to Expect at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America, thanks to its intracoastal waterways and interconnected canals. From October 31 to November 4, the city will host over 1,200 exhibitors with over 1,000 boats on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Our team at Marine Diesel Specialists is happy to participate in this South Florida boating event.

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