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Scout Boats unveils innovations, new models at dealer meeting

Scout Boats unveiled LXF fleet innovations and two new models to the company line-up during its annual dealer meeting in late September. New models include the 355 LXF, 235 XSF and 251 XSS. The new innovations include bow-mounted cameras, heated helm seats and hardtop-mounted solar panel battery chargers – all available options on its LXF fleet – and a new ...

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Larson Boats introduces new bowrider for 2018

Larson Boats has added a new bowrider to its 2018 lineup. The LHX 230 IO is powered by a standard 200-hp Mercury Mercruiser 4.5L Alpha engine or the optional 300-hp Mercury 6.2L Bravo III. "The LXH 230 IO is a true family boat," said Rob Parmentier, president of Larson Boats. "Whether you're a watersports enthusiast or a lounger, you'll fall ...

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John Deere Power Systems announces new auxiliary marine engines

Waterloo, Iowa-based John Deere Power Systems has introduced three new marine auxiliary engines. The new 4045SFM85 offers high power-to-weight ratio for repowering and new boat construction. The 4.5L engine can be installed in planing and semi-displacement hulls. In addition, John Deere Power Systems has introduced the new 6090HFM85 and 6135HFM85 marine engines specifically designed for radiator-cooled marine gen-set and auxiliary ...

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MRAA Awards will feature comedian James Cunningham as emcee

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the MRAA Educational Foundation has announced comedian James Cunningham will serve as emcee for the MRAA’s 2017 Opening Night Awards Celebration Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Cunningham, who has hosted and performed at numerous events for clients including Pepsi, Frito-Lay, McDonald’s, Walmart, and more, ...

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Sea-Doo earns design award for Spark Trixx PWC

BRP recently earned a Good Design Award from the Japan Institute for Design Promotion for the company’s Sea-Doo Spark Trixx PWC. Inspired by BMX bikes and extreme sports, the SPARK TRIXX stimulates the imagination of riders and impels them to perform a wide variety of stunts that were originally only accessible to pros. Learn more about it and see how ...

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HMY Yacht Sales hires service, sales veteran for South Florida

HMY Yacht Sales has announced the hiring of 40-year marine industry veteran Steve Gale. Gale’s 40 years of success and experience include marine manufacturing, yacht customization, and service and sales at two major yacht retailers, said Stephen Moynihan, president of HMY Yacht Sales. “We are thrilled to have Steve Gale join our team,” Moynihan said. “He has been a leader ...

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Newport International Boat Show successfully dodges weather

The 2017 Newport International Boat Show was a success, despite weather concerns that were affecting most of the eastern seaboard, organizers recently reported. A final tally of ticket sales put the show’s overall attendance in line with last year. “We were delighted with the show’s outcome on many levels,” said Nancy Piffard, show director, Newport Exhibition Group. “Heading into September, ...

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Info-Link: Powerboat sales up nearly 4 percent in September

Boat sales grew by nearly 4 percent in September, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. The Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the U.S. boat market (varies by market segment and time of year). Boat ...

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Roundtable event added to Construction in Process stage at METSTRADE

The Construction in Process Stage at the Nov. 14 to Nov. 16 METSTRADE will include a new round table session on boat construction and recycling techniques. The stage will also host demonstrations of manufacturing processes throughout the three days of METSTRADE 2017 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. Throughout the three days of the event, this dedicated demonstration area will offer ...

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Pride Marine Group acquires George’s Marine and Sports

Pride Marine Group LTD has expanded into Eastern Ontario by acquiring George’s Marine and Sports, effective Nov. 6, 2017. Pride Marine was founded in 1986 and began as a single location. Within 30 years, Pride Marine Group has grown into 12 locations. With the addition of the newest locations, 92 percent of all Ontario boating is located within one hour of ...

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