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Mariner Exchange launches service provider app

Mariner Exchange, a mobile app that connects boat owners with marine service providers, has released its Android app and expanded coverage from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida and New England. Boat owners can now browse over 3,000 marine service providers to find mechanical, electrical, structural and many other services. In addition, the platform has just surpassed 10,000 users and plans ...

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Evinrude and ABYC donate outboard to West/Rhode Riverkeeper

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced that Evinrude has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council to donate a newly refurbished 90 horsepower Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper. “We’re thrilled and honored to have been selected for this donation,” said Jeff Holland, riverkeeper. “Our old 50-horsepower outboard died last season. With this new motor, we’re once again able to ...

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IBBI announces 2017 supplier award winners

Independent Boat Builders Incorporated recently gathered all of its members and suppliers together in St. Louis, Missouri for the annual Purchasing Meeting and Vendor Expo conference. As part of the event, several suppliers were recognized. Spradling International Marine, a Michigan-based manufacturer of vinyl products, was honored with the John “Walkabout” Sisson IBBI Innovation Award for its new TC-06 Textile Range ...

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Scott Lane Boat Builders wins SureShade 2016 Dealer of the Year award

SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, announced that Scott Lane Boat Builders in New Zealand has won the SureShade 2016 Dealer of the Year award. SureShade chose Scott Lane Boat Builders for its outstanding sales and service of SureShade sunshade systems throughout 2016. The SureShade Dealer Award and Recognition program is ...

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Lippert Components and Furrion pledge support to The Ocean Cleanup

Lippert Components, Inc. and Furrion announced that a percentage of the profits from the sale of Furrion marine products will support The Ocean Cleanup, an organization committed to ridding the oceans of plastic debris. “We have been following the work of Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup for a number of years. Their unique approach, which marries innovation, technology and ...

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West Marine opens BlueFuture spring grant cycle

On Apr. 1, West Marine will begin accepting applications for its 2017 BlueFuture grants. The spring grant cycle will run through May 1, with the names of grant recipients to be announced by mid-month. Encouraged to apply are nonprofit, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, fishing, paddling or surfing; provide boatbuilding instruction; foster aquatic sustainability and conservation practices; and encourage ...

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Benefits of aligning with strategic partners

With more than 5,000 megayachts in the world today, it is more important than ever that our industry continues to deliver high-quality services and unprecedented guest experiences. Many reputable brands have formed powerful networks of experienced, determined individuals that support, promote and influence the nautical tourism industry as a whole, but this is just the tipping point. The superyacht industry ...

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Chris-Craft announces 12 new dealers

Chris-Craft announced the signing of 12 new stocking dealerships: Bayport Yachts Sales – Newport Beach, Calif. Cape Fear Marine – Wilmington, N.C. Gage Marine – Williams Bay, Wis. Hagadone Marine Group – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Inshore Yachts – Golfe Juan, France Jacksonville Marine – Fleming Island, Fla. M & P Mercury Sales Ltd. – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Nautica Palamos – Palamos, ...

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RBFF launches 60 in 60 Toolkit to increase fishing participation

announced the release of its 60 in 60 Toolkit. The toolkit, which includes research, best practices and free resources, aims to help fishing and boating stakeholders increase participation from the current 46 million anglers to 60 million anglers by 2021, contributing to gains in boating and conservation. "State agency and industry response to the 60 in 60 goal has been ...

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RBFF to host webinar on effective outreach to Hispanic community

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has announced it will be hosting a webinar, Effective Outreach to the Hispanic Community, on Thursday, Apr. 20 at 3 p.m. EST. “Think you don't need to market to the Hispanic audience? Think again. Changing demographics throughout the country bring a great opportunity for the fishing and boating communities to engage with Hispanics,” said ...

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