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FUSION announces partnership with Buster Boats

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FUSION announced Tuesday, in conjunction with long-time partner Buster Boats, a new infotainment system offered as standard equipment on most of Buster’s new models. Buster Boats recently developed Buster Q – a proprietary, smart touchscreen display integrated into the steering console of its aluminum boats, which complements and controls the FUSION components. Buster Q’s large touchscreen allows boaters to access ...

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West Marine bag design contest raises $3,860 for BlueFuture Fund

West Marine’s first-ever World Oceans Day Bag Design Contest has raised more than $3,800 for the nonprofit BlueFuture Fund. For the contest, the company invited youth ages 5-12 and 13-18 to submit original artwork inspired by the 2016 World Oceans Day theme — Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet. A panel of West Marine judges selected a winner in each age group, ...

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New owner for Dominion Marine Media

Dominion Marine Media, parent company of Boat trader, boats.com, YachtWorld and CosasDeBarcos, is being purchased by a British private equity and venture capital firm. Funds advised by Apax Partners announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dominion Marine Media, from Dominion Enterprises, a subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises. The transaction, which is subject to customary ...

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Lowrance and Simrad sign exclusive partnership with Crest Pontoons

Lowrance and Simrad announced Monday its exclusive partnership with Crest Pontoon. The Lowrance HOOK-4 fishfinder/chartplotter will be offered as an exclusive navigation option on all 2017 Crest I, Crest II, Crest II Fish and Crest II Select boats. Simrad GO5 XSE multifunction displays will be offered as the standard navigation system on all 2017 Caliber, Classic, Caribbean, Continental and Savannah ...

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NMMA hosting receptions at GOP convention this week

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), in partnership with the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, is hosting a reception on the water Wednesday and Thursday during the Republican National Convention to provide a first-hand look into the U.S. recreational boating industry and its significant value to the economy. The two-day event, honoring the Congressional Boating Caucus, includes tours of boats ...

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MarineMax to webcast third quarter 2016 results

MarineMax, Inc. will hold a webcast to review its third quarter of fiscal 2016 results on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. During the call, it is possible that the company may make public disclosure of material nonpublic information and may make forward-looking statements regarding the company's business, operations, and financial condition. To access the webcast, visit ...

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2016 State of the Industry webinar set for August 17

Boating Industry's annual State of the Industry webinar has been set for 2 p.m. Eastern August 17. If you want to learn more about the data in the 2016 Market Data Book, as well as the outlook for the rest of 2016 and beyond, be sure to tune in for our annual State of the Industry webinar. Join us at ...

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Yamaha Marine announces two summer sales promotions

Yamaha Marine announced two sales promotions on Monday for its outboard products. The “Celebrate Summer” promotion offers consumers up to $500 in dealer credit on eligible, new 2.5-to-75 horsepower Yamaha four-stroke outboard models toward the purchase of goods and/or services available at the authorized participating Yamaha Outboard dealer that sold the outboard. Customers who purchase eligible, new Yamaha four-stroke outboards ...

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Correct Craft employees participate in ‘Weekend of Service’


Over the weekend, employees from each of the Correct Craft family of companies volunteered their time to local charities during Correct Craft’s first “Weekend of Service.” Correct Craft established this Weekend of Service to encourage each of the Correct Craft companies and their employees to serve their local communities. This created an opportunity for each company to support local charities ...

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MasterCraft’s Zane Schwenk changes role

Zane Schwenk, formerly a regional sales and marketing manager of MasterCraft, has shifted his role at the company to focus on his family business. He has been a professional wakeboarder for the brand since 1995. Starting in 2005, Schwenk also worked as the regional sales and marketing manager for MasterCraft in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and ...

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