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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 »
Ocean Navigator

Maritime Publishing Acquires Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariner

A week or so ago we were speaking to Dave Abrams of Training Resources Limited in San Diego about his new foray into publishing in the marine market. In the back of our head, we had the thought that perhaps he and our friend, Alex Agnew of Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariners should get in touch. More »

KKMI Awarded Coveted Clean Marine Boatyard Certification

Bay Area’s First Clean Marine Boatyard Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc (KKMI) boatyard in Pt Richmond, California was recently awarded a Clean Marine certification by the Clean Marine Program. This makes KKMI Pt Richmond the first Bay Area boatyard to receive this prestigious award. More »

Spaulding Marine Center’s Boatworks 101 Receives State Approval

Spaulding Marine Center is pleased to announce that Boatworks 101, an innovative marine technician program, has been approved by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards. With this approval status, Spaulding Marine Center becomes a California registered apprenticeship provider. More »