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West Coast Sailing Business News

Some short updates of business news for our West Coast sailing readers:  Starting Line Sailing, Inc. of Portland, OR has acquired Zim Sailing and Dwyer Mast. As part of this acquisition, Zim Sailing and Dwyer Mast and Rigging will join West Coast Sailing as subsidiaries of Starting Line Sailing, a newly formed holding company led by CEO George Yioulos. More »
Micron® Extra SPC

AkzoNobel introduces Micron® Extra SPC 

AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings continues to push the boundaries of innovation, with the launch of the most advanced antifouling from its Interlux brand yet – that delivers stand-out performance in both fresh and saltwater. More »

Fiber Optics to the Slip Paradise Village Marina, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

For several years the number one request at Paradise Village Marina has been better Internet speeds. Simply put, providing Wi-Fi access to boats just isn’t reliable enough, or stable enough, to provide boaters a connection they can use for work, have their children attend remote learning classes, and enjoy IPTV services simultaneously. More »
Marina Puerto Escondido

Baja California Marina Officially Welcoming All Megayachts

BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, AUGUST 10, 2021 – Marina Puerto Escondido, Baja’s newest megayacht marina, announced the completion of a multi-year dredging project that has significantly deepened the entrance channel into the marina to allow megayachts to enter. More »
KKMI

KKMI Celebrates a Quarter Century

Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc. (KKMI) is pleased to announce the celebration of 25 years in business. Ken Keefe and Paul Kaplan founded KKMI in May 1996. Ken Keefe proclaimed, “It has been an incredible 25 years!” More »
Club Nautique Jason & Stephanie LaChance

Club Nautique Under New Ownership

Forty-plus years ago, Don and Judy Durant saw an opportunity to set up a better boat chartering business and Club Nautique was born. Since then, it has set the national standard for boating clubs: an award-winning school with the most comprehensive variety of courses and the most modern and diverse charter fleet (including powerboats!). More »

AkzoNobel’s Interlux brand sets new sustainability standard in antifoulings with launch of water-based Micron Navigator

AkzoNobel is raising the bar in reducing the environmental impact of antifoulings within the yacht coatings market, with the launch of a new water-based formulation from its Interlux® brand. Micron® Navigator arrives as both professionals and DIY boaters are increasingly seeking easy-to-use hull solutions that deliver time and cost savings alongside improved performance, available in bright colors. More »
West Marine Acquired by L Catterton

L Catterton to Acquire West Marine

NEWS PROVIDED BY: L Catterton
Apr 14, 2021, 06:00 ET
GREENWICH, Conn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which L Catterton will acquire a controlling interest in West Marine (the “Company”), the nation’s leading omni-channel platform in the marine aftermarket, from Monomoy Capital Partners. More »