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Lighthouse Media Solutions named MDCE official video marketing partner

Lighthouse Media Solutions has been named the official video marketing partner of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 5-8 in Orlando. Lighthouse Media Solutions has been producing professional, high-quality marketing video for MDCE since 2013. Headquartered in Hyannis, Mass., the digital multimedia company specializes in strategic branding, custom marketing and content marketing services. “What impresses us most about ...

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Matt Chambers leaving Marine Concepts/Design Concepts

Marine Concepts / Design Concepts on Monday announced the departure of Matt Chambers, president, from the company. "It has been a great 10 years with Marine Concepts / Design Concepts. Due to family matters, wishing to live closer to family and taking in my father-in-law, I have made the tough choice to leave the company effective October 28th," Chambers said. ...

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Industry applauds new NOAA fisheries, Magnuson-Stevens guidelines

Changes to national standards for Magnuson-Stevens are receiving accolades from the recreational fishing industry. NOAA Fisheries last week filed in the Federal Register its final rule to revise the guidelines for National Standards (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).    MSA contains 10 national standards which guide the contents and objectives of federal ...

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Clipper Motor Yachts partners with Facheris Design

Australian owned and Gold Coast based Clipper Motor Yachts has partnered with internationally recognized designer Facheris Design to undertake designs of its Clipper model range beginning with the latest Hudson Bay 54. Facheris Design Studio, based in Florida, has more than 30 years industry experience and is known for its luxury design work. "To have Patrizio and his team agree ...

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Boatsetter expands to Puerto Rico

Boatsetter announced the formation of a new partnership with Wally Castro Marine in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Boatsetter’s online platform connects boat owners to renters, giving vacationers and residents more accessible boat rental options, while providing boat owners with a way to monetize their boat when it’s not in use. “Boatsetter’s partnership with Wally Castro provides vacationers in Puerto Rico who ...

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Patent office ruling clears way for Cobalt suit against Sea Ray


Cobalt is claiming a preliminary victory in its patent dispute with Sea Ray over the company's submersible swim step. Cobalt said in a statement Thursday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of several claims of its Swim Step patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,375,880), which Cobalt began offering in 2011. The boat builder filed suit against Brunswick ...

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Scout Boats adds 12 new dealers

Scout Boats, Inc. recently added nine national dealers and three international dealers to its current roster. Blue Creek Marin, Dadeville, Alabama Hall’s Boat Corporation, Lake George, New York Legendary Marine Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida Lynnhaven Marine, Virginia Beach, Virginia MarineMax East, Jacksonville Beach, Florida Maspor Marine Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala S & H Marine, Hurghada, Egypt Singleton Marine, Buford, Georgia Skipper ...

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Registration open for IMBC 2017

Registration for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference is now available at MarinaAssociation.org/IMBC/Registration. IMBC, entering its 15th year, is taking place January 25-27, 2017, at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale and is produced by the Association of Marina Industries. Full conference passes start at $389 and include unlimited access to all educational seminars, round tables, workshops, food ...

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Coast Guard Foundation president recognized for dedication


The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced Wednesday that at the 36th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard, which was held in New York City Oct. 6, President Anne B. Brengle was recognized with the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award. The award was ...

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Wisconsin Marine Association to host conference on marine business issues and opportunities

The Wisconsin Marine Association (WMA) invites marina operators and all marine businesses to attend “Sharing Solutions & Building Success,” a two-day conference Nov. 2 and 3 in Wausau, Wis, featuring expert presentations, discussions, networking opportunities and vendor exhibits. Speakers will address critical issues for marine businesses: hiiring and retaining tech employees, E15 fuel and its effect on marine engines, strategies ...

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