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MarineMax Vacations partners with Cooper Boating

MarineMax Vacations has announced it is welcoming Cooper Boating as a preferred partner. The MarineMax Vacations Preferred Partner Program matches charter operations around the world with those desiring an uncompromising adventure aboard a luxury charter yacht. “We have selected Cooper Boating as a partner, not only because they have the award-winning Aquila 44 power catamaran in their charter fleet, but ...

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MBIA awards grants to members promoting boating

The Michigan Boating Industries Association awarded grants to members throughout Michigan who plan on promoting boating to their communities during Michigan Boating Week, June 9 through June 16. “Part of our mission as an Association is to promote boating, and our members play a critical role in doing so,” said MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan. “We’re proud to help our ...

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Mercury Marine wins sustainable product award for Active Trim

Mercury Marine has been awarded the Sustainable Product of the Year award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for its Active Trim technology. Mercury's commitment to sustainability has won the company numerous awards including a Green Masters designation for seven consecutive years. "I am delighted to recognize Mercury Marine with the Sustainable Product of the Year award for 2018," said ...

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Yanmar Marine International announces key appointments

Teruyuki Yamaoka has been named vice president and Floris Lettinga has been promoted to director sales and marketing at Yanmar Marine International. Yamaoka's previous roles include planning division manager and director of operations at Yanmar America Corp. and sales planning and strategy senior manager at Hokuto Yanmar Corp. “My goal is to build a strong Yanmar brand in the global ...

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Superyacht builder Gulf Craft appoints new CEO

Luxury superyacht builder Gulf Craft has appointed Gregory Yeakle to be its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Erwin Bamps, who held the position for the past four years and has now moved on to a new role as advisor to the board for international matters. Yeakle joins Gulf Craft as CEO after working for Informix, Alexander Proudfoot Co. and ...

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Canada announces retaliatory tariffs that include boats

The decision by the Trump Administration to implement 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum from Canada, the European Union and Mexico, has already ignited a trade war with both the EU, Mexico, and Canada. All three regions are top export markets for the U.S. recreational boating industry. Canada's Department of Finance announced that in response ...

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NMMA sounds alarm on Trump Administration tariffs

Following the announcement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that Section 232 tariff exemptions for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union have expired, resulting in a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum, respectively, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is sounding the alarm to the Trump Administration and Congress on the damage this action will have on ...

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Dominion Domains reports rise in open-market registrations

Dominion Domains is celebrating the initial success of its first open-market domain extension. .Boats domain names are now available for purchase in the open market without restrictions, and registrations have nearly doubled from late 2017 as a result. Industry leaders like Sea Ray have started to make both defensive and strategic investments in .boats domains with an eye to the ...

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Michigan Clean Marina Program provides certification update

The Michigan Clean Marina Program has announced six Michigan marinas have been named as Certified Clean Marinas. They are: Grand Isle Marina – Grand Haven; Great Lakes Marina – Muskegon; South Haven Northside Marina - South Haven; South Haven Black River Park - South Haven; South Haven Southside Marina - South Haven; and Onekama Marine, Inc. – Onekama. These marinas ...

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West Marine to sponsor Florida STAR competition

West Marine has announced a corporate sponsorship for the Fourth Annual CCA Florida STAR competition. Currently underway and ending Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 3, CCA Florida STAR is designed to educate the public about the importance of conservation of Florida’s marine resources and to engage families and youth in the sport of fishing. Billed as the “largest fishing competition in ...

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