The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of news, tips and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.
1. New York marinas hope for 2014 Sandy recovery
After a limited 2013 hampered by Hurricane Sandy, marinas on New York’s Staten Island are banking on a return to full strength this year. Many marinas, including the Nichols Great Kills Park Marina still have to be rebuilt, though others are ready to go, local owners say.
2. Mexican authorities still holding foreign boats
More than half the foreign boats, many from U.S. and Canada, seized by Mexican authorities last year are still being held, according to a recent update.
Mexican tax officials impounded the boats in November for allegedly not having proper paperwork and permits, but many of the owners have challenged that claim. Of the 337 boats seized, more than 190 are still being held.
3. California could regulate bottom paint
A new report from California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation moves the state closer to regulating copper-based bottom paint, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reports.
4. California dealers hopeful in face of drought
Despite the ongoing drought there, boat dealers in California are hopeful the 2014 boating season will be a good one, says a report from the Cal Expo boat show.
5. 3 ways to push your team to be more productive and not be a tyrant
Trying to get more out of your team, but don’t want to create a negative environment? Communication strategy is the key, writes Geil Browning.