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Sixth annual “Boatload of Backpacks” marks record donations from Boston Whaler

Boston Whaler held its sixth annual “Boatload of Backpacks” fundraiser to help area students start off the new school year on the right foot. This year marked Boston Whaler’s biggest ever donation, as more than 150 backpacks filled with school supplies were loaded into a 170 Dauntless and delivered to three local elementary schools. It was the first time Boston ...

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Cabela’s Outdoor Fund makes $75,000 grant for fishing education

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Thursday that Cabela's Outdoor Fund has granted $75,000 to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund. This grant will help to increase awareness of, and participation in fishing, boating and conservation activities through grassroots programs, classes and on-the-water activities held in high-density Hispanic communities. "We are encouraged by the strong ...

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VIDEO: Alaska fishing roundtable addresses fishery management solutions

The fourth Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable on National Recreational Fishing brought together leaders from all segments of the recreational fishing community. The panelists gathered August 17 at Kenai Peninsula College to examine alternative solutions for current fishery management issues. They discussed several strategies for the management of mixed-use fisheries, and ultimately put forward solutions that could be beneficial to all ...

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Navico: ITC confirms import ban on Garmin DownVü

Navico – the manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands – said that on Aug. 18, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Garmin DownVü scanning sonar products may not be imported into the United States, because they violate Navico’s patents for DownScan Imaging technology, according to a press release from Navico. The ...

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Wakeboarding Hall of Fame to induct eight at SurfExpo

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The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame will host its second annual induction ceremony at Surf Expo. On Thursday, September 8 at 10:30 am at the Alliance Multimedia Booth on the trade show floor, eight   contributors to the history of wakeboarding will be honored with induction in a presentation hosted by wakeboarding’s Dano the Mano aka Danny Amir.. The eight new honorary ...

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NMMA, RVIA hosting manufacturing roundtable Thursday

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association are hosting a manufacturing roundtable with Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Thursday, as she visits Elkhart, Ind., to showcase the RV and recreational boating manufacturing industries in Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District and their impact on the local community and state, as well as the national manufacturing economy. The roundtable will ...

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Freedom Boat Club adds Scout Boats to its national boat roster

Freedom Boat Club_Scout Boats

Freedom Boat Club announced the addition of Scout Boats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Scout joins a growing list of brands featured in Freedom Boat Club’s fleet of 1200+ boats. “We are very enthusiastic about bringing Scout aboard and know it will be well received by both our franchisees and our members,” said Freedom Boat Club ...

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Yamalube Advantage expands engine lubrication limited warranty to include new Yamaha watercraft


Yamalube, the lubricant brand of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., announced Wednesday that the newly launched Yamalube Advantage engine lubrication limited warranty would expand to include Yamaha Boats and WaveRunner personal watercraft with a 5,000 hour warranty. Launched back in April at MotoGP in Austin, Texas, the engine lubrication limited warranty was aimed at giving new Yamaha on-road motorcycle owners peace ...

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New Wilmington Boat Show coming in September

JBM & Associates, a 16 year-old boat show management company, and producers of the new Wilmington Boat Show said Wednesday that the inaugural show is bigger than they expected when they started planning it nearly three years ago. “We have wanted to bring a quality boat show to Wilmington for more than 10 years and it’s finally almost here,” said ...

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ARI announces webinar series

ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) has scheduled its next round of HelpForce Live! educational webinars, titled “Become an Inbox Master: Email Marketing Pro Tips.” The series is designed to help dealers in the powersports, outdoor power, marine and RV markets connect with consumers on their digital path to purchase. In these 30-minute webinars, ARI’s email pros Colleen Malloy, director ...

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