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SureShade hits milestone of 100 boat models in Miami

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SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, has reached a new company milestone of 100 boat models available with SureShade as a factory option or standard feature at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach events. Among the 100 boat models featured in Miami, 12 new boat models debuted ...

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Tom Lihan joins Nautor’s Swan as Regional Director for America

Tom Lihan has joined Nautor’s Swan in the role of Regional Director for North and South America. Lihan is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has had a lifetime of racing experience in Grand Prix, One Design, and Superyacht events with several world, North American and national titles.  After an investment banking career, which included founding Matecumbe Capital Management, he ...

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Boatyard launches Boatyard for Business

Boatyard recently announced the launch of Boatyard for Business, a SaaS platform that aims to provide marine professionals with user-friendly software to help them manage their businesses and deliver remarkable customer service experiences to their boat owners. Boatyard for Business allows marine professionals to manage requests, send digital quotes and invoices, communicate with customers and process payments. All of this ...

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Aquila 36 Power Catamaran debuts at MIBS

Sino Eagle Yacht Group and MarineMax introduced the Aquila 36 Power Catamaran, at the Miami International Boat Show last week. “We are very excited to unveil another ground breaking Aquila concept, where versatility and performance come together in one remarkable vessel. The Aquila 36 is truly an impressive power catamaran designed for a wide array of boating lifestyles from the ...

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EdgeWater launches new 262 crossover

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EdgeWater Power Boats has introduced the EdgeWater 262CX Deep-V Crossover, displaying the boat at the 2017 Miami and New England boat shows. With its deep-V hull, proprietary EdgeWater Single Piece Infusion construction, high-grade components, and twin Yamaha F200 four-stroke outboards, the 262CX is designed to combine offshore performance and safety with outstanding seating, storage and amenities. The new design was ...

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EdgeWater Boats names new president, CEO

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EdgeWater Power Boats has named Jennifer Butera president and CEO. Butera comes to EdgeWater Power Boats after serving as general manager of Brunswick Commercial and Government Products Inc., which is based in EdgeWater, Fla. Prior to that role, Jennifer held a position with Walt Disney Corporation. “We are very excited to have Jennifer join the team,” said Bryan Powderly, EdgeWater vice ...

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Halifax International Boat Show had ‘solid’ business, organizers say

Atlantic Canada’s largest boat show returned to Halifax Exhibition Centre February 9 through 12 to strong attendance and sales, show organizers said. “Even with a number of impending and actual weather ‘events,’ the show enjoyed a brisk attendance, especially on Sunday, pre-snowmageddon,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “We heard lots of feedback from dealers that visitors were serious about buying ...

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Industry invited to help shape MDCE 2017

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have begun the planning process for the 2017 agenda, and are looking for input from boating industry professionals to create an educational experience that offers fresh value to all marine retailers. Take the Pre-MDCE 2017 Attendee Survey Now 2016 was a record setting year for the MDCE, attracting 640 marine retailers, and ...

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Updated economic contributions of recreational fishing by U.S. Congressional districts

The American Sportfishing Association and Southwick Associates have released the 2017 update of Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, along with a new series of one-page infographics, which depict recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and the 50 states. The information in the report and infographics use data from the most recent U.S. Fish and ...

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Aston Martin powerboat makes U.S. debut at Yachts Miami Beach


After making its world premiere in Monaco last September, the Aston Martin AM37 powerboat was shown for the first time in the United States at Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue, Feb. 16-20. The company says the Aston Martin AM37 was built to challenges the status quo of the nautical world and offers a pure translation of the brand’s DNA ...

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