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Freedom Boat Club adds Scout Boats to its national boat roster

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Freedom Boat Club announced the addition of Scout Boats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Scout joins a growing list of brands featured in Freedom Boat Club’s fleet of 1200+ boats. “We are very enthusiastic about bringing Scout aboard and know it will be well received by both our franchisees and our members,” said Freedom Boat Club ...

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Yamalube Advantage expands engine lubrication limited warranty to include new Yamaha watercraft

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Yamalube, the lubricant brand of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., announced Wednesday that the newly launched Yamalube Advantage engine lubrication limited warranty would expand to include Yamaha Boats and WaveRunner personal watercraft with a 5,000 hour warranty. Launched back in April at MotoGP in Austin, Texas, the engine lubrication limited warranty was aimed at giving new Yamaha on-road motorcycle owners peace ...

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New Wilmington Boat Show coming in September

JBM & Associates, a 16 year-old boat show management company, and producers of the new Wilmington Boat Show said Wednesday that the inaugural show is bigger than they expected when they started planning it nearly three years ago. “We have wanted to bring a quality boat show to Wilmington for more than 10 years and it’s finally almost here,” said ...

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ARI announces webinar series

ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) has scheduled its next round of HelpForce Live! educational webinars, titled “Become an Inbox Master: Email Marketing Pro Tips.” The series is designed to help dealers in the powersports, outdoor power, marine and RV markets connect with consumers on their digital path to purchase. In these 30-minute webinars, ARI’s email pros Colleen Malloy, director ...

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U.S. division of Aqualuma and Tides Marine merge

The Florida-based U.S. division of Aqualuma has merged with Tides Marine. Former Aqualuma U.S. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Alexandra Bader has been named president of the new Aqualuma division within Tides Marine. Since 2004, Aqualuma has manufactured underwater lighting, including the company’s flagship LEDs. A Tides Marine subsidiary, Tides Marine International, is the European distributor for the Aqualuma product ...

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Ken Cook Co. acquires NMMA’s boat owner’s manual business

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Ken Cook Co. announced Monday the transfer of NMMA’s boat owner’s manual program for boat builders to Ken Cook Co. NMMA’s boat owner’s manuals were created to help the recreational boater operate their craft with safety and pleasure in an easy to understand format. They contain details of the craft; typical equipment ...

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Water Sports Foundation hosts meeting with kayak manufacturers

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The Water Sports Foundation (WSF) hosted its second paddle sports safety meeting with the world’s largest recreational kayak manufacturers at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City on Aug. 6. The attending manufacturers represent an estimated 90 percent of U.S. recreational kayak production. The relationship started in 2015 when WSF, a U.S. Coast Guard non-profit organization grant recipient ...

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VIDEO: Kawasaki plans stand-up Jet Ski for 2017

Kawasaki, which introduced the stand-up Jet Ski personal watercraft 43 years ago, announced Monday that the model will be making its return in the company's 2017 line up. The 2017 Jet Ski SX-R watercraft is now in its final stages of development and scheduled for an October release, the company said.  

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Mercury Racing releases Bravo I LT Propeller

Mercury Racing announced the release of the new Bravo I LT propeller. The Bravo I LT is designed specifically for higher horsepower, single engine outboard powered bay boats and multi-species hulls under heavy loads. Boat manufacturers have responded to angler requests for larger and more stable hulls. They have addressed that by increasing both hull depth and width. The changes ...

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Monterey Boats names top CSI dealers

Monterey Boats has announced the Top Ten Monterey CSI Dealers for 2016. These dealers earned the highest marks from their returned Customer Satisfaction Surveys for the 2016 Model Year. The awards were presented during the Monterey Boats annual Dealer Conference held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla. The surveys rate each dealer on the customer’s ...

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