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Paragon Plastics Company
Best King Starboard Shop
Gotta hand it to Paragon Plastics. They are hands down the "go to" shop in Southern California for any marine plas by newport in costa mesa, 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
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
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

Latest Boating News

FLIBS 2014: FLIR rolls out new VHF radiosFORT LAUDERDALE — FLIR Systems is introducing three VHF radios at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and will soon come to the market with its own electrical switching control system, marketing director Jim Hands told Active Interest Media journalists during a “Meet the Editors” event Wednesday at the show. The new radios are the...more[read more]
FLIBS 2014: MarineMax has big plans in improved economyFORT LAUDERDALE — With a steady influx of new boats from 11 to 100 feet from such brands as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut and Scout, MarineMax executives painted a bright financial picture for the industry during a press event Wednesday on the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “We’re really feeling good...more[read more]
FLIBS 2014: Superyacht industry seeks next-generation talentFORT LAUDERDALE — The superyacht industry is very focused on attracting the next generation of buyers, but it is not paying enough attention to cultivating the next generation of craftsmen, engineers, marketers and crew to build, maintain, sell and operate the growing fleet of yachts larger than 80 feet. That was the issue Megayacht News...more[read more]
Marine industry is vital cog in Wisconsin economyMarine manufacturing is a $6 billion industry in Wisconsin. It might sound unlikely, but among companies such as Marinette Marine, Bay Shipbuilding and Mercury Marine, the industry employs 3,200 people statewide. “It’s an industry that’s grown up locally and by and large remained local with the more significant aspect of construction,” labor economist Jeffrey Sachse...more[read more]
ABBRA names conference speakersThe American Boat Builders & Repairers Association announced its lineup of topics and speakers for the 2015 ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference. The event, which focuses on issues important to boatyards, boatbuilders and marine service/repair businesses, will take place Jan. 21-23 at the Hyatt Pier 66 Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Registering before Dec. 1 will qualify...more[read more]
FLIBS 2014: Offshore fishing league wants to emulate NFLFORT LAUDERDALE — The Offshore Fishing League, launched Wednesday on the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, wants to bring the excitement, passionate fan base and profits of the National Football League to big-game tournament fishing. “I see a lot of big boys (anglers) here,” The Billfish Foundation president Ellen Peel said at...more[read more]