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Centek to launch pollution control guide at IBEX

THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Centek Industries announced today that its Genset Pollution Control Guide will be introduced at the 2011 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference, Oct. 17-19. The guide is designed to help boatbuilders and service yards integrate the company's filter system into generator wet exhaust systems to remove pollutants before they're discharged. The filter systems scrub pollutants from the raw ...

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West Marine schedules Q3 financials call

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - On Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. pacific, West Marine Inc. will hold its third quarter financial results webcast and conference call. The call will be broadcast live on the company's website on the "West Marine Investor Relations" page, with an audio replay available Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. To connect to the West Marine conference call by ...

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BoatUS president passes away after battle with cancer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Nancy Michelman, president of BoatUS and publisher of BoatUS Magazine, passed away Friday after a year-long battle with cancer. She was 60 years old. During her time with BoatUS, Nancy grew membership from 350,000 to 650,000 and took over the role of publisher for the association's flagship publication. According to BoatUS, under her direction BoatUS Magazine became ...

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WSIA awarded U.S. Coast Guard safety grant

ORLANDO, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard recently awarded a federal grant to the WSIA's education division, Water Sports Foundation, to increase awareness of boating safety and reduce boating accidents and deaths. The federal grant worth $637,341 was presented to the WSF to go toward boater education and safety. The WSF will be working with Bonnier Corporation to spread the ...

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Arc Lite Power acquires Knight & Carver

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - Knight & Carver, a provider of marine construction and maintenance services, was recently acquired by San Diego-based hybrid marine propulsion company Arc Lite Power LLC for $30 million. The investment will expand both companies in the "green marine" market. During the transition of ownership, Knight & Carver will continue to offer the same products but will ...

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Yamaha Marine announces fall incentive promotion

KENNESAW, Ga. - Yamaha Marine Group is launching a new customer incentive plan called "Why Wait? Buy Now!" The plan provides three-year Yamaha Extended Service on eligible purchases of Yamaha outboards. "This promotion is a big incentive for both the dealer and the consumer," Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine Group president, said in a press release. "It will provide a great ...

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Nautique tows Asia’s best at waterski & wakeboard championships

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Nautique Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championships in Malaysia concluded yesterday with several competitors achieving personal bests and a few athletes breaking national records. The Ski Nautique 200 and Super Air Nautique 210 were the exclusive towboats of the championships. While being pulled behind the Ski Nautique 200, Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah set a Malaysian National record and ...

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RBC: August boat sales appear positive

DENVER, Co. – August retail sales of powerboats by Brunswick Corporation grew 3.7 percent over August 2010, according to a report by RBC Capital Markets. The positive numbers can be attributed to sales of aluminum boats, which grew by 7 percent, despite a 12-percent decline in sales of sterndrive/inboard boats. Sales of aluminum boats reached 3,392 in August compared to ...

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MarineMax secures new financing facility

CLEARWATER, Fla. – MarineMax Inc. secured a deal with its CGI Finance credit facility for the facility to provide up to $30 million for floor plan financing to fulfill MarineMax’s Azimut inventory needs. The financing facility secured today with CGI is in addition to $150 million the company secured with GE. The facility includes renewal options with each advance under ...

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Dr. Shrink named on Inc magazine 500/5000 list

MANISTEE, Mich. – Dr. Shrink was ranked 4,344 on this year’s Inc magazine 500/5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the nation. The shrink wrap supplier managed a sales growth of 22 percent between 2007 and 2010. To qualify for the list, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent, as of Dec. 31, 2010. Companies ...

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