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Recreational boating and sportfishing infrastructures

The new administration is set on a mission with the promise of a massive rehab of our outdated national infrastructures that includes roads, bridges, railways, airports and a few others that need to be brought to standards that meet our present-day technology. Similar to what is being contemplated to address this country's internal infrastructures, the infrastructures for the recreational boating and sportfishing harbors and marinas also need to ...

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Hyde Sails seeks U.S., Canadian dealers

Hyde Sails is looking for dealers in New England, the Carolinas, Great Lakes, Pacific North West, British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia. New dealers do not have to be existing sail makers. "I have found that some our best dealers have been riggers and technical retailers," said Luke Yeates, who manages the company's U.S. dealers. "Companies who have a good list ...

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Rinker Boat Company names Warren Maccaroni regional sales manager

Warren Maccaroni joins the Rinker Boat Company as the new regional sales manager for the Central, Midwest and Southeastern states. “I’m pleased and enthused to have Warren join the Rinker team,” said Kim Slocum, Rinker President and General Manager. “We have worked with Warren since 2000 when he joined our Miami boat show crew. Warren has been a Rinker advocate ...

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NMMA urges manufacturers to share regulatory challenges

The Commerce Department is seeking input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements, and NMMA is encouraging marine manufacturers to share their thoughts to ensure the industry's issues are heard. “I call on all businesses to share their input on the federal regulations and permits that hold back manufacturing,” said ...

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ASA Electronics works with Purdue to improve fabrication department

ASA Electronics sponsored an in-house project with the IN-MaC Technology Adoption Program along with Purdue University to increase the efficiency of its fabrication department. Beginning in May 2016, the program worked in cooperation with ASA Electronics to lay out a specified improvement plan. The program is at a close, but the process is ongoing. Utilizing the consultation and support from ...

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Brunswick Innovation Laboratory to open at University of Illinois

Brunswick Corporation will soon open the Brunswick Innovation Laboratory in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the company said Tuesday. The Innovation Lab will augment the research and development activity the company currently conducts across all of its primary lines of business, including marine engine, pleasure boats and fitness equipment. "Brunswick spends hundreds of millions of ...

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Weekly 5: Texas boat dealer convicted in theft case

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Texas boat dealer convicted in theft case Jesse Ray Keene, the former operator of McGoys Marine in Lewisville, Texas, has been convicted and sentenced to 14 years in ...

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Why prospecting fails and what to do about it

Prospecting is arguably the No. 1 hot topic in sales. In spite of all the seminars, podcasts, training programs, books, and pressure from managers, most salespeople are prospecting excuse experts. Even when cajoled, pushed, and incentivized, salespeople have a tough time getting their prospecting engine to run on one cylinder — at most. Why is there so much resistance to ...

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OneWater acquires Grande Yachts

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings, LLC, has acquired Grande Yachts International with 11 coastal locations in New York, Maryland, Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina and Florida. Terms were not disclosed. “Looking to expand our geographic footprint into the Northeast, as well as to build upon our growing success in selling larger vessels, adding Grande Yachts International to our dealer portfolio made ...

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Four Winns adds New Jersey dealer

Four Winns boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac Operations has announced Bridge Marina, Inc. as the newest addition to its distribution channel. “It’s an exciting time to have Bridge Marina join our dealer network. We look forward to working with Ray and the team at Bridge Marina as they will be pivotal in the future success and circulation of ...

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