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Seminole Marine Groups adds Outpost Marine Group as Sailfish, SouthWind dealer

Seminole Marine Group has selected Outpost Marine Group to represent the Sailfish and SouthWind lines in the Tampa Bay area. The Sailfish lineup includes center consoles, dual consoles, bay boats and walk-arounds, ranging in size from 19’ to 32’. The SouthWind Deck Boat line offers both SportDeck and CrossDeck products in the 20’ to 26’ range. Outpost Marine Group debuted ...

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Senate passes Water Resources Development Act

By a 95-3 vote, the U.S. Senate has reauthorized the Water Resources Development Act, a key program for the recreational boating industry that funds improvements and maintenance of waterways and harbors. The $10.6 billion bill, S. 2848, now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives, where a vote could come as early as this week. "This is a significant victory ...

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Bob Menne, Vic Porter to be inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) will present two industry leaders this year with its highest honor, the NMMA Hall of Fame. Robert (Bob) Menne, Jr., CEO, Premier Marine, and Victor (Vic) Porter, chairman, Formula Boats, will be recognized for their career achievements and contributions to the industry during the 26th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show's annual Industry ...

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MarineMax promotes Brett McGill, Chuck Cashman

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO) today announced that the company’s board of directors has promoted Brett McGill to chief operating officer and Chuck Cashman to chief revenue officer, both effective October 1, 2016. McGill has served as executive vice president operations since October 1, 2015 after serving as vice president of west operations since May 2012. Previously, McGill served as one of the company’s regional presidents from May 2006 to 2012. McGill began his ...

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Jury orders Malibu Boats to pay $3.1 million to Marine Power for breach of contract

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A recent suit between Marine Power, LLC and Malibu Boats, LLC for a breach of contract has been concluded in Marine Power’s favor, according to documents obtained by Boating Industry. Marine Power, a company that designs, manufacturers and sells high-performance sport boat engines, alleges the company entered into a business relationship with Malibu Boats. Through it, Malibu agreed to buy ...

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ABYC launches online learning platform

The American Boat & Yacht Council has launched a new online marine training platform which hosts multi-module courses, interactive learning tools and on-demand webinars. Students will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and save on travel expenses to attend on-site courses. “ABYC is strengthening its position as the marine industry’s leader in technical training with the introduction ...

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West Marine’s BlueFuture fall grant cycle ends Oct. 1

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Less than two weeks remain in West Marine’s BlueFuture Fund fall grant cycle. West Marine is accepting online applications through the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 1 and will announce the names of the fall BlueFuture grant award winners in early November. Encouraged to apply for a BlueFuture grant are nonprofit, youth-focused, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces Newport for New Products

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced Friday the results of this year’s Newport For New Products Awards. The 11th annual NFNP winners are: Best New Electronics Product: Garmin GPSMAP 7600 with J1939 Connection Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product: Forespar PureWater+ Best New Sailboat: Maine Cat 38 Best New Powerboat 35’ ...

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Volvo Penta awarded World Yachts 2016 trophy

Volvo Penta has been recognized for its Inboard Performance System at the World of Yachts celebration at the Cannes Yachting Festival in the south of France. The awards were presented in front of more than 500 industry professionals and customers. The trophies reward the leading innovations in the luxury boating industry throughout the past year. Johan Wästeräng, Volvo Penta’s Vice ...

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Honda Marine debuts three new 4-stroke engines

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Honda Marine has introduced the new BF4 and BF6 4-stroke outboards, along with a redesigned BF5 model. The 127cc 4-stroke, single cylinder engines offer boaters the choice of four horsepower (BF4), five horsepower (BF5) or six horsepower (BF6). All three new engines are available with either a short (15 inch/38 cm) or long (20 inch/51 cm) shaft. “The new Honda ...

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