The Mare Forum Shipping Summit will be held in Dubai in 2014 for the first time.
ASA Electronics, a maker of audio and video electronics and appliances, is partnering with Independent Boat Builders Inc. to be the video supplier of choice.
Atlantic Towers said it acquired St. Croix Marine Products, a Minnesota-based maker of stainless-steel davits for powerboats and sailboats, swim platform systems, removable cranes and associated hardware and mounting accessories.
The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology said it has received an additional $30,000 from the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation for the school’s grant and scholarship program.
New-boat sales trends have improved in the last four to five weeks, but weather will dictate whether that trend continues or pent-up demand will be deferred to 2014.