2012 Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament Day 2 Results

We had some boats come in late, so here are the results after day 2:

1. Marlin Maniac 445.0
2. Bay Custom 254.0
3. Just Right 222.0
4. Backlash 204.0
5. Sea Trader 198.2
6. Boot Legger 166.0
7. Reel Hot 136.0
8. Team Sand Man 132.1
9. Virginian 119.0
10. Fishin Magician 83.6
11. Earesponsible 48.9
12. Git r Done 45.7

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Day 1 Results


NEW 18′ Duffy Snug Harbor

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Marine industry lenders indicate that boat sales in May and early June are up at least 7 or 8 percent.

Marine industry lenders indicate that boat sales in May and early June are up at least 7 or 8 percent, according to Wells Fargo analyst Timothy Conder.

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Ongoing momentum is occurring in aluminum and small fiberglass outboards, as well as a potential stabilization in midsize fiberglass sterndrives, according to the report. A modest decline continued in large sterndrive/inboard fiberglass boats.

Geographically, industry sales in May and early June appear strongest in Florida and weakest in the West.

Despite relatively positive outlooks, the presidential election continues to contribute to fears of dipping consumer confidence.

“As the industry enters the final months of the retail selling season, concern is building among dealers and manufacturers regarding the tax, fiscal and regulatory environment post the November election,” Conder wrote. “The degree to which several of these issues are addressed more constructively than the present trajectory, the industry outlook and visibility for an ongoing U.S. marine market recovery — and potential acceleration — will be enhanced.”

Regardless, Wells Fargo predicts that Brunswick Corp., a stock it follows, will gain market share. This, along with strong international sales outside Europe, should offset weak European sales.

“For 2012, we are increasingly comfortable that the U.S. industry could be up 5 to 7 percent and the global industry 3 to 4 percent,” Conder wrote.

Post-election, that trajectory should prove more constructive.

— Reagan Haynes

Like a baby whale and its mother

Vikings Big and Small

Viking’s Bill Healey is fond of the expression, “The long and short of it,” when making a conversational point, and it is a fitting one with this incredible image of a Viking 42 Convertible and our flagship 82 Convertible bow to stern at our dock on a recent morning.

Ready, steady, go!

Our newest Viking, the 55 Convertible rips up the Great Bay on an early morning run in preparation of our upcoming Dealer Meeting, June 25 – 28, 2012 in Atlantic City at the Golden Nugget Casino. If you want in on the action, give your Viking dealer a call to arrange a sea trial on this or eight other new Vikings from 42 to 70 feet.



Godspeed lays over at Bluewater before OpSail

Submitted by pbass on Tue, 06/05/2012 – 08:08

godspeed bluewater yachting center

Jamestown’s Godspeed replica, one of three Rockport Marine built replica/reproduction vessels participating in OpSail 2012, enjoys a thoroughly modern accommodation at Bluewater Yachting Center prior to the Parade of Sail.