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Johnson Outdoors reports all-time highs for fiscal 2017

Johnson Outdoors Inc. announced all-time high revenue and earnings for fiscal 2017.  Strong on-going marketplace momentum of new products in the company's core fishing, diving and camp cook brands drove a 13 percent increase in sales, as operating profit grew 99 percent and net income rose 160 percent year-over-year. Significantly higher sales in fishing and profitable growth in diving led ...

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Lund launches new Impacts for 2018 line-up

The new Lund Impact 2018 line-up includes a redesign of the fishing-focused 1675, 1775, and 1875 Impact models, and also expands the XS series with new 1675 and 1775 models, which will join the company's redesigned 1875 and 2025 models. Built with Lund's IPS hull design, the full Impact line-up features a pronounced center keel, double-riveted seam construction, two reverse ...

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Austin Parker names Cape Yachts as exclusive U.S. dealer

Italian yacht builder Austin Parker announced the addition of Cape Yachts to its North American dealer network. Cape Yachts will exclusively represent Austin Parker in the Northeast states. Established in 1986, Cape Yachts is a family-owned and -operated business focused on providing Northeast boaters with quality yacht services and fine boats in both power and sail. Sharing a state-of-the-art facility ...

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Boating Industry’s new associate editor says hello

A little over two weeks into my new adventure at Boating Industry and I realized I hadn’t introduced myself yet…so, hi! My name is Adam Quandt and I was brought on to serve as the new Associate Editor here at Boating Industry, and I’m super excited to be here and begin this new endeavor. Despite not being a boat owner ...

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Iconic Marine Group announces performance group initiative

Iconic Marine Group, the parent of the Baja, Donzi and Fountain brands, has announced the company is are moving forward with plans to establish a performance group. This group will be tasked with enhancing the performance characteristics of existing models and developing new performance oriented models. IMG is assembling a group of talented and experienced boat builders, tooling specialists, lamination ...

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Dealer, yacht broker certification programs collaborate

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program and the Yacht Brokers Association of America’s Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program announced a collaborative effort to further the development of their respective members. CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. The CPYB designation is the most prestigious accreditation ...

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U.S. Senate passes sweeping tax legislation

The Senate passed their version of tax reform legislation during the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 2, by a vote of 51-49. This comes on the heels of the House passing a tax reform package last month. Both chambers will now come together and work out the differences between the two pieces of legislation in order to get a final product to ...

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BRP reports fiscal year 2018 Q3 results

BRP Inc. reported its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended Oct. 31, 2017. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The complete financial results are available at www.sedar.com, as well as in the Quarterly Reports section of BRP's website. "I am proud of our retail momentum and the strong execution of our team worldwide; our third-quarter results are ...

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BRP welcomes new board member

The BRP Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Barbara Samardzich as its newest member. “I am happy to welcome Barbara to BRP’s Board of Directors,” said Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Throughout her 26-year career with the Ford Motor Company, Samardzich held various senior leadership positions, including Ford of Europe’s Chief Operating Officer, leading a ...

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