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Marquis and Carver appoints Denison Yacht Sales to serve Southern and Central California

Denison Yacht Sales has been appointed by Marquis and Carver Yachts to be the Southern and Central Californian dealer. Denison Yacht Sales is currently the Marquis and Carver dealer selling and servicing the boaters of South Florida. "With three key locations in Marina Del Ray, Newport Beach and San Diego, Denison Yachts Sales offers the perfect combination of sales and ...

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Jeff Ellis named manager for MarineMax Georgia stores

MarineMax announced Wednesday that Jeff Ellis has joined the MarineMax team as store manager for both MarineMax Cumming and MarineMax Buford. Ellis spent 28 years with Sea Ray, becoming vice president for Sport Yacht and Yacht Sales, followed by nine years with Chris Craft as vice president of sales and marketing. “I am excited and pleased to be leading both ...

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Matt Sellhorst joins Boating Industry as columnist

Author and consultant Matt Sellhorst will be joining the Boating Industry team as a regular columnist starting with the May issue of the magazine. Sellhorst is the author of “Marine Marketing Strategies” and head profits coach at Boat Dealer Profits. Sellhorst was also the winner of the 2015 MDCE Best Ideas Contest, a winner of Boating Industry’s Movers and Shakers ...

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Marine Mechanics Institute to offer Mercury Marine certification program

Universal Technical Institute is launching the first Mercury Marine technician career training certification program at its Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) campus in Orlando. Marine Technician Specialist program students now can pursue and achieve provisional certification as factory-certified technicians for Mercury Marine outboard products. MMI is the only career technical education school in the country with which Mercury Marine is offering ...

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West Marine plans National Safe Boating Week fundraiser

To commemorate National Safe Boating Week next month, West Marine has announced that it will host a weeklong, safety-inspired fundraiser in its stores across North America and on westmarine.com. From May 21-27, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter will donate $5 from each life jacket purchase (up to $30,000) to its nonprofit BlueFuture Fund, which supports community-based organizations dedicated to getting ...

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Boat sales for Chaparral, Robalo parent at eight-year high

Marine Products Corp. reported sales growth of more than 25 percent for the first quarter, as the company posted its highest quarterly sales in eight years. For the quarter ended March 31, 2016, Marine Products, which manufactures the Chaparral and Robalo brands, generated net sales of $63,665,000, a 25.7 percent increase compared to $50,644,000 in the same period of the ...

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Newport International Boat Show names 2016 charitable and environmental partners

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced Tuesday that The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Leukemia Cup Regatta is its official charitable partner, while Sailors for the Sea is its environmental partner for the 46th Annual Newport International Boat Show. These non-profit organizations will receive complimentary exhibit space at the event and the opportunity ...

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MyTaskit, MRAA team up on retail education

MyTaskit, a software service for connecting service professionals to technicians and customers, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a partner member. The new partnership includes an upcoming webinar and series of blog posts, which will be available exclusively to MRAA Retail Members. The first of these blog posts, which explores how mobile devices can drive increased ...

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The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey elects 2016-2017 officers and directors

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On April 21, 2016, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) held its Annual Dinner and Elections at The Mill in Spring Lake. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno attended the event and addressed the members, discussing the challenges of running a marine business, the impacts of Hurricane Sandy and the reduced sales tax on boats. Assemblyman David Rible was also ...

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Northpoint Commercial Finance hires Neil Panchal as director of business development

Neil Panchal has joined Northpoint Commercial Finance as director of business development. He will report to Vice President of Business Development Bob Eddy and be responsible for advancing business and client relationships in Ontario and Manitoba. “We are extremely happy to see Neil join the Northpoint team,” said Eddy. “We are experiencing significant growth, and having Neil focused on business development ...

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