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Renewable Fuel Standard for 2018 includes ethanol increase

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard at 19.29 billion gallons, a 0.05 percent increase over the 2017 standard. This summer, the EPA asked the public how much ethanol it wanted to be added to the nation’s gasoline supply, and recreational boaters as well as many other owners of gasoline engines and vehicles spoke up ...

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Taco Marine announces winner of project boat raffle

The TACO Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser winner is Roger LeFranc of Melbourne, Fla. He was randomly selected in a Nov. 5 drawing at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. After a two-and-a-half year refitting project extensively chronicled on Ship Shape TV and a successful fundraising campaign with nearly 1,800 entrants and donations, the TACO Marine Project Boat Raffle Fundraiser ...

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Dealer, yacht broker certification programs collaborate

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program and the Yacht Brokers Association of America’s Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program announced a collaborative effort to further the development of their respective members. CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. The CPYB designation is the most prestigious accreditation ...

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U.S. Senate passes sweeping tax legislation

The Senate passed their version of tax reform legislation during the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 2, by a vote of 51-49. This comes on the heels of the House passing a tax reform package last month. Both chambers will now come together and work out the differences between the two pieces of legislation in order to get a final product to ...

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BRP reports fiscal year 2018 Q3 results

BRP Inc. reported its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended Oct. 31, 2017. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The complete financial results are available at www.sedar.com, as well as in the Quarterly Reports section of BRP's website. "I am proud of our retail momentum and the strong execution of our team worldwide; our third-quarter results are ...

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BRP welcomes new board member

The BRP Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Barbara Samardzich as its newest member. “I am happy to welcome Barbara to BRP’s Board of Directors,” said Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Throughout her 26-year career with the Ford Motor Company, Samardzich held various senior leadership positions, including Ford of Europe’s Chief Operating Officer, leading a ...

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Pride Marine Group announces partnership with Friday Harbour Resort

Friday Harbour Resort and Pride Marine Group have announced a strategic new partnership to deliver a comprehensive suite of world-class marina services to Friday Harbour homeowners and public visitors. Pride Marine Group will round out Friday Harbour’s marina offerings with the addition of new and pre-owned boat sales and brokerage, boat winterization and storage, parts and services, and watercraft rentals. ...

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Torqeedo powers electric fleet for San Antonio’s River Walk

The new fleet of 43 custom passenger boats, which were deployed in Oct. 2017 on the iconic River Walk in San Antonio, Texas, are powered by electric propulsion systems from Torqeedo. Built by Lake Assault Boats, each of the new environmentally friendly 27-ft. vessels is driven by a complete Torqeedo electric propulsion system, including a Cruise 10.0 electric outboard engine and ...

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NMMA, others meet with USDA on importance of forests to boating

On Nov. 21, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and several of its partners in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment Dan Jiron and a key group of USDA officials, including many from the U.S. Forest Service. The ORIR group highlighted the importance of our nation's forests to many ...

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MRAA names Don Galey as first Lifetime Achievement recipient

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that it has selected Don Galey of Galey’s Marine in Bakersfield, Calif., as the recipient of the organization’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than 62 years working in the marine industry, Don grew up in his parents’ appliance, boat, and motorcycle store and worked there through high school and college. ...

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