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Four Winns adds New Jersey dealer

Four Winns boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac Operations has announced Bridge Marina, Inc. as the newest addition to its distribution channel. “It’s an exciting time to have Bridge Marina join our dealer network. We look forward to working with Ray and the team at Bridge Marina as they will be pivotal in the future success and circulation of ...

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Ranger Boats adds Iowa dealer

Water's Edge Marine is the newest authorized dealer for sales and service of Ranger boats. The dealer will feature many of Ranger's latest offerings in fiberglass bass, multi-species, fish-n-play and aluminum boats. Water's Edge Marine has been serving central Iowa since 1989. Originally situated in Johnston, the business moved to a new facility in Polk City in 2011, only a ...

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Torqeedo names Marcia Kull president

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Marcia Kull has been named president of Torqeedo Group, Inc., and will direct global sales and strategy for the electric marine propulsion company, Torqeedo announced Friday. Kull will oversee Torqeedo's growth activities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. The newly created position is an expansion of the current management team. She will assume her new role on May 1, ...

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Chris-Craft announces 12 new dealers

Chris-Craft announced the signing of 12 new stocking dealerships: Bayport Yachts Sales – Newport Beach, Calif. Cape Fear Marine – Wilmington, N.C. Gage Marine – Williams Bay, Wis. Hagadone Marine Group – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Inshore Yachts – Golfe Juan, France Jacksonville Marine – Fleming Island, Fla. M & P Mercury Sales Ltd. – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Nautica Palamos – Palamos, ...

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RBFF launches 60 in 60 Toolkit to increase fishing participation

announced the release of its 60 in 60 Toolkit. The toolkit, which includes research, best practices and free resources, aims to help fishing and boating stakeholders increase participation from the current 46 million anglers to 60 million anglers by 2021, contributing to gains in boating and conservation. "State agency and industry response to the 60 in 60 goal has been ...

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Priority One mourns business manager

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Priority One Financial Services, Inc. reports the passing of business manager, Lars Thurman. He passed away on March 19 after a battle with cancer. Thurman was a member of the Priority One family since early 2015 and contributed to the growth and success of Priority One, the company said. “Lars was loved and respected by all who knew him. His ...

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RBFF to host webinar on effective outreach to Hispanic community

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has announced it will be hosting a webinar, Effective Outreach to the Hispanic Community, on Thursday, Apr. 20 at 3 p.m. EST. “Think you don't need to market to the Hispanic audience? Think again. Changing demographics throughout the country bring a great opportunity for the fishing and boating communities to engage with Hispanics,” said ...

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Jerry’s Marine Service employee, family die in car accident

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Jerry’s Marine Service announced that employee Nate Russell and his family were involved in a fatal three-vehicle accident on I-75 on their way home from Georgia. Russell, his wife Lynda, and three children – La’Nyah, Natayah and Nathan Jr. – lost their lives in the accident. Russell ran the shipping department at Jerry's Marine, providing tremendous help in the warehouse. ...

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Brunswick closing Brazil Bayliner, Sea Ray factory

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced it will immediately begin to wind down boat manufacturing operations in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, as it prepares to close the facility.  The operation manufactures certain Bayliner and Sea Ray boat models for the South American market.  Moving forward, this demand will be fulfilled through Brunswick's remaining global boat manufacturing footprint. "The region's continued weak ...

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Moncton Boat Show returns March 31

New Brunswick's largest boat show, the 2017 edition of the Moncton Boat Show takes place March 31 through April 2 at the Moncton Coliseum. It will once again be co-located with the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum. At the show, visitors will find fishing boats, cruisers, runabouts, inflatables, personal watercraft and so much more – ...

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