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Coast Guard Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in 2017 it has awarded a record 166 new scholarships. Combined with 10 multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the foundation is currently assisting 179 students with a half-million dollars in support this year. In ...

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Johnson Outdoors posts record-high earnings in Q3 2017

Johnson Outdoors Inc. reported double-digit growth in sales and operating profit for the third quarter of 2017, with double-digit growth in the company’s fishing brands driving sales to $104 million for an 18 percent increase in segment revenue. Higher volumes in fishing, stronger performance in diving and improved margins in all units were key drivers in the improvement in operating ...

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Axis Wake Research launches new A24

Axis Wake Research launched the new 2018 A24, debuting a new profile and making the Power Wedge II hydrofoil available for the first time on the Axis product. Axis boats are designed, engineered and handcrafted by Malibu Boats in the U.S. Onboard, a new multi-position Sliding Skybox Seat is featured. The 17-person capacity boat features a front lounge area and storage for a full ...

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IBEX announces judges panel for 2017 Innovation Awards

The 2017 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and judged by Boating Writers International, will be presented at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Eight judges with extensive technical boating product background are expected ...

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IGY Marinas adds Ortega Landing – Jacksonville

IGY Marinas announced that it has expanded its portfolio with the addition of Ortega Landing in Jacksonville, Fla. The new marina builds upon IGY’s growth strategy, as this will be its first facility in North Florida. Ortega Landing will join the company’s lineup of international marina destinations as the third facility in the Sunshine State, following One Island Park – ...

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OneWater Marine acquires South Shore Marine

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings has acquired South Shore Marine of Huron, Ohio. Tom Mack, former owner of South Shore Marine, will continue to manage the dealership under the South Shore Marine name. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “As we’ve sought to expand our geographic footprint into the Great Lakes region, the addition of South Shore Marine makes strategic ...

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MRAA launches lifetime achievement award

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it is launching a lifetime achievement award to recognize and promote marine retail professionals who have made fundamental, significant and sustained contributions to the marine industry. To be presented on Dec. 10, on the opening night of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, the inaugural MRAA Lifetime Achievement Award was created ...

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West Marine reports Q2 2017 results

West Marine, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2017. Second quarter 2017 net revenues were $247.2 million, a decrease of 1.7 percent compared to the same period last year. Comparable store sales were down 1.2 percent. Pre-tax income was $36.0 million, compared to $36.4 million last year in the comparable period. The company incurred expenses ...

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Senator Ted Cruz visits Skeeter Boats

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited Skeeter Boats on Friday, Aug. 4 in Kilgore, Texas. Skeeter employs 281 people in its boat and new trailer manufacturing facility. During the visit, Sen. Cruz met with Skeeter employees and toured the facility. He also spent time with Jeff Stone, senior vice president of Skeeter Products, Inc., discussing the Modern Fish Act and issues ...

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Torqeedo names Greg Jung vice president of marketing

Torqeedo announced Greg Jung has been appointed vice president of marketing. In that role, he will oversee worldwide marketing and communication strategies for the company. Prior to joining Torqeedo, Jung was vice president of marketing for Civis Analytics of Chicago. In that role, he was responsible for brand, corporate messaging, events and demand generation programs for the company’s data science ...

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