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Suzi DuRant honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

As more than 250 business leaders from across all sectors of the U.S. recreational boating industry gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. last week for the American Boating Congress (ABC), Suzi DuRant was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award for her tireless service on behalf of recreational boating and as a champion for the state of South Carolina. After ...

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Chaparral and Robalo Boats appoint new marketing director

Chaparral and Robalo Boats announced Thursday that Martin Rusin has been appointed as their new marketing director. Rusin will be leading staff in the Chaparral and Robalo marketing department. He will be responsible for conceiving and executing new marketing strategies in addition to directing all of the company's current communication channels. Rusin will also focus on brand development and expanding ...

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Yamaha Marine donates F115 outboard to WoundedNature.org

Yamaha Marine Group donated an F115 outboard and propeller to WoundedNature.org. The donations will help power the organization’s 19-foot Monarch scouting vessel, which is used to identify cleanup sites in hard-to-access coastal areas. The mission of WoundedNature.org arose after the Gulf oil spill, which revealed a dramatic increase of rescued birds, sea turtles, and sea mammals that had ingested plastic ...

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EPA proposes increase in renewable fuels for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017. The move was quickly greeted with dismay from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which has long opposed higher levels of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, due to concerns about damage to engines and other boat components. "The proposal increases the need for higher blends of ...

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BoatUS releases 2016’s top 10 boat names

A boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Are they into fishing? Reel Therapy on the boat’s transom certainly shows it. Do they have kids in school? What College Fund? says it best. Like to sing? In Harmony is a popular choice. Work in the finance industry? Liquid Assets is suitable. Regardless of lifestyles, families ...

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Correct Craft names Steve Henderson president of SeaArk Boats

Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin announced the appointment of Steve Henderson as president of SeaArk Boats Thursday. Correct Craft announced the acquisition of SeaArk, a manufacturer of aluminum fishing boats, on Monday. Henderson has served as SeaArk’s vice president of sales for the past 13 years. “I am thrilled to serve as the new president of SeaArk Boats ...

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Vanquish acquires Bristol Harbor Boats

Vanquish Boats announced Wednesday the acquisition of Bristol Harbor Boats of Bristol, R.I. Vanquish has already begun building the 21’ outboard Center Console Bristol Harbor that will be called the 21’ Vanquish Bristol Harbor Series CC. The acquisition allows Vanquish entry into an opening price point model, allowing the company to expand market share. “The Bristol Harbor was a logical purchase for ...

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Department of Labor publishes final rule on overtime pay

On May 18, President Barack Obama and Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations. The final rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for executive, administrative and professional workers to be exempt. Specifically, the final rule: Sets the standard salary level at the 40th percentile ...

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Evinrude powers University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science research vessels

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BRP (TSX:DOO) announced Tuesday that its Evinrude brand has donated outboard engines to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences for use on two research vessels. The engines were provided as part of Evinrude’s continuing support of local education and preservation of the marine environment. “We are very grateful to the team at Evinrude for their support of our ...

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Taylor Made Group announces new president and chief operating officer

Dennis Flint, chairman and CEO of The Taylor Made Group, is announced that Andrew Hider will be joining The Taylor Made Group as president and chief operating office, effective immediately. Hider joins The Taylor Made Group from Danaher Corporation, where he spent the last 10 years. His first role was general manager of Dover Instruments before moving to Anderson Instruments ...

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