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Bass Cat and Yar-Craft Boats adds new dealers

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft has added six new dealers in the past few weeks. As new models are being introduced, the dealer network will be presenting these new products to potential owners that have not previously been exposed to Bass Cat and Yar-Craft. Bass Cat/Yar-Craft says its sales team has worked vigorously to initiate relationships with potential dealers around the ...

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Bill Eastwood to lead Shakespeare Marine

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Bill Eastwood has been appointed business manager for the Shakespeare Marine Electronics product line of Jarden Applied Materials, a business unit of Newell Brands. In his new role, Eastwood is responsible for the global sales and marketing of Shakespeare antennas and accessories, as well building upon its brand to increase market share. He also oversees the continued development of connectivity ...

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BoatUS: Trump budget could affect boating safety, access

After its first look at the Trump administration’s new budget blueprint released March 16, Boat Owners Association of The United States says that boat owners should be aware of potential budget impacts that could affect boating safety, access and the health of our waterways. “The administration’s budget proposal clearly reflects a different set of priorities over previous years,” said BoatUS ...

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Yamaha Marine receives Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellors Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

Yamaha Marine Group was named recipient of the Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellors Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. The award recognizes Yamaha’s contributions to the Motorcycle and Marine Service Program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Chattanooga. “Recipients of the Chancellors Award for Excellence in Philanthropy are selected based on their generous donation of resources to a Tennessee Board ...

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Lowrance celebrates 60 years

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Lowrance announced today plans for the celebration of its 60th anniversary. Founded by Darrell J. Lowrance in 1957, the company designed and manufactured the original FISH LO-K-TOR – the first transistorized sonar product to display individual fish and show their depths. The FISH LO-K-TOR sold over a million units from 1959 to 1984. Over its history, Lowrance introduced the first ...

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Watercraft Sales celebrates 100th anniversary

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Wisconsin dealer Watercraft Sales is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. The dealer specializes in sales, service and rentals in the Three Lakes-Eagle River Chain of Lakes and Wisconsin’s North Woods. “Watercraft Sales just keeps going and growing,” said John Lamon Jr., owner of Watercraft Sales. “One key element that will never change is our concern for meeting our customers’ ...

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Yamaha Marine receives 2017 Silver Star of Excellence for contributions to technical education

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Yamaha Marine Group announced that it was awarded the 2017 Silver Star of Excellence from the American Technical Education Association and the National Technical Honor Society. Yamaha was recognized for its contribution to the Motorcycle and Marine Service Program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Chattanooga. The Silver Star of Excellence is awarded to a business in recognition of ...

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Survey: Americans still confused about ethanol, fuel choices


A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump and their appropriate usage. Consumers mis-fueling their engine products also remains a concern. This year's poll shows more consumers have incorrectly used ...

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FB Marine Group awarded PortMiami contract

South Florida-based FB Marine Group, a marine sales and service dealership, has been awarded a  government contract to refurbish, refinish and repower two coastal patrol boats for Miami-Dade County and PortMiami. Once completed, the two, 28 foot aluminum chambered boats will patrol PortMiami. “Our team of experts is ready to deliver the high-quality products and services we are known for ...

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NMMA raises concerns over Trump budget

President Trump's Budget Blueprint released this week calls for cuts to several department that have "a significant impact on the recreational boating industry," the National Marine Manufacturers Association said in an analysis released Friday. The budget, if enacted, would have a 10 percent increase in defense spending ($603 billion), with a 10 percent decrease in non-defense spending ($462 billion). Departments ...

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