A View from Here

Bill's Sisson's weekly Trade Only blog

Q&A with Mercury’s new president

I was able to catch up earlier this week by email with John Pfeifer, the new president of Mercury Marine. Pfeifer, 48, replaces Mark Schwabero, who was recently promoted to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer of Brunswick Corp.

Built to last

Powerboat writer Eric Sorensen was passing through my part of the world yesterday afternoon, so we met at a pub after work to kick around some future story ideas.

Doing business in Europe

Nordic Tugs has received an award from the U.S. Department of Commerce in recognition of the company’s successful move into foreign markets.

In and out of Florida

I got excited when I heard Edgewater Powerboats plans to stay and expand in Florida instead of moving away like so many other marine companies have done in recent years.

Happy Birthday

I congratulate three leading manufacturers, Perko, Volvo Penta and Boston Whaler, for achieving significant milestones. Perko and Volvo Penta turned 100, and Boston Whaler celebrates its 50th birthday. (See upcoming story in the October issue of Soundings Trade Only.) While each company proudly touted its accomplishments — and rightfully so — Volvo Penta said something [...]