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Wanda Kenton Smith named Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year

Wanda Kenton Smith of Freedom Boat Club has been selected as the recipient of the 31st annual Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award. The scholarship was presented to Kenton Smith on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Joining the marine ...

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Brunswick announces partnership with DockMaster, MyTaskit

Brunswick Corp.'s dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, has partnered with DockMaster to offer exclusive discounts on DockMaster and MyTaskit products to their marine dealers in the United States and Canada. Launched in 2007, Brunswick Dealer Advantage is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and DockMaster and MyTaskit are two of several new programs being launched in honor of this milestone. "Brunswick ...

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New powerboat registrations up 4.7 percent in October

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through October 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling 12-month period through October.  Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through October (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: cruisers (up 9.7 percent), pontoons (up 7.4 percent), ...

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West Marine announces BlueFuture grant recipients

West Marine has announced the names of the 25 nonprofit organizations that will receive fall 2017 BlueFuture grants. Unrestricted support in the amount of $1,500 will be provided to the winners, all community-based organizations that are dedicated to getting young people on and around the water in recreational and educational capacities. “No one understands the needs of a community better ...

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MarineMax, Correct Craft, Nautique employees aid British Virgin Islands

Employees from MarineMax, Correct Craft, and Nautique recently came together in the British Virgin Islands to assist residents with their recovery efforts.  “Our team was thrilled to partner with MarineMax on this important project to help those who were severely impacted by this season’s hurricanes," said Bill Yeargin, president and CEO of Correct Craft.“Our friends at MarineMax share our culture of ‘Making Life Better’ ...

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Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards deadline is Jan. 8

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at the Innovation Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in the Center Courtyard of the show.  Deadline for entry is Jan. 8. The Innovation Award program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI).  ...

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ABBRA study tour will kick off Refit International Exhibition & Conference

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association will host a full-day tour of Southeast Florida boatyards focused on refit projects on Jan. 9, 2018, leading into the Refit conference Jan. 10-11, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ABBRA’s Refit Study Tour is a day-long mobile training course that takes participants on exclusive tours of two South Florida boatyards that are well known ...

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Freedom Boat Club donates $46,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Freedom Boat Club recently concluded its second national cause-marketing partnership to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Total contributions among all participating clubs nationwide was $46,000. Funds raised in each of the participating club locations throughout North America were returned directly to their local regions and BBBS affiliates. “We are very excited by the results of our "Boating Big! ...

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ABYC introduces secondary school marine service program

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the release of a marine service technology program to help secondary schools implement standards based curriculum with an inland or coastal focus. The curriculum package includes a textbook, instructor guides, PowerPoint presentations, sample test questions and online videos.   “We are thrilled to launch the only standards based curriculum program in ...

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BoatUS supports 2018 Florida Lionfish removal incentive program 

A new lionfish removal incentive program in Florida that’s scheduled to start in May 2018 has support from Boat Owners Association of The United States with a $5,000 donation made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The goal of the 2018 tagged-lionfish removal incentive program will be to offer cash and other prizes to anglers who harvest non-native ...

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