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Leaders gather for BoatUS National Advisory Council

A panel of 11 national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week with the senior BoatUS leadership in St. Simons Island, Georgia, to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating. The 11 volunteer leaders of the BoatUS National Advisory Council attending the annual meeting included Kris Carroll, president, ...

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Iconic Marine Group spinning off Pro-Line brand


Iconic Marine Group, which launched earlier this year as the new parent company of Baja Marine, Donzi, Donzi Classic, Fountain Powerboats and Pro-Line, has sold off the Pro-Line brand to a group of its investors partners. As part of the transaction, effective immediately, Iconic will now be sole operators of the Baja, Donzi, Donzi Classic, and Fountain brands, under the ...

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Bass Cat, Yar-Craft names new West Coast regional sales manager


Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boats has named Dave Davis as the new West Coast Regional Sales Manager for both brands. Davis comes to Bass Cat and Yar-Craft after founding and serving as CEO of a company specializing in aftermarket marine and automotive lighting and accessories. The married father of three is a long time bass enthusiast with many ties to ...

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SeaStar Solutions holds steering and hydraulics international sales meeting

SeaStar Solutions, a company specializing in mechanical and hydraulic steering and control systems, recently held their first-ever international sales meeting at their Hydraulic Division headquarters, just outside of Vancouver, B.C. The company said with the continued growth of the international boating business, this was an important step in enhancing SeaStar Solutions’ position in the global
marine marketplace. Principals and associates from ...

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Record turnout expected for 2016 Top 100 gala

Nearly 500 dealers, sponsors and other industry representatives are expected to attend this year's Boating Industry Top 100 gala. The 12th annual gala recognizes the Boating Industry Top 100. The 2016 edition will be Thursday, Dec. 8, in Orlando, Fla., following the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. “From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations ...

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Scribble Software introduces new mobile fuel management

Scribble Software Inc., a provider of business management solutions for the marina industry, announced the launch of marinaGO POS v2, its newest mobile point-of-sale app with integrated fuel management. The app was introduced for the first time at The Docks Expo. Built for the iOS and Android platforms, the company says the marinaGO point-of-sale is the first native mobile app in ...

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Aquila names Harry Mountain as brand manager

Harry Mountain has been appointed to the role of Aquila Power Catamarans Brand Manager. As the brand manager, Mountain will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, sales and vessel delivery to new Aquila Power Catamaran owners. Aquila Power Catamarans are distributed in the United States solely by MarineMax. “We are excited to have Harry step up from his role ...

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Wells Fargo introduces new CDFconnect program

Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance announced Wednesday the official launch of CDFconnect, a knowledge sharing program that delivers tools, subject matter experts, and training to help CDF’s network of 40,000 dealers, and 2,000 distributors and manufacturers grow their businesses. Customers who use CDFconnect will have access to business resources that can help to increase revenues, improve margins, gain market presence, ...

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Boat Trader, Boats.com offer complimentary one-on-one website consultations at MDCE

Boat Trader and boats.com announced they will be offering dealers one-on-one website tutorials at this year’s Marine Dealer & Conference Expo (MDCE) taking place in Orlando Dec. 5-8. MDCE is co-produced in partnership with Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. Their team will offer demos showing how they can help customers create a website that will ...

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