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Industry invited to help shape MDCE 2017

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have begun the planning process for the 2017 agenda, and are looking for input from boating industry professionals to create an educational experience that offers fresh value to all marine retailers. Take the Pre-MDCE 2017 Attendee Survey Now 2016 was a record setting year for the MDCE, attracting 640 marine retailers, and ...

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Updated economic contributions of recreational fishing by U.S. Congressional districts

The American Sportfishing Association and Southwick Associates have released the 2017 update of Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, along with a new series of one-page infographics, which depict recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and the 50 states. The information in the report and infographics use data from the most recent U.S. Fish and ...

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Aston Martin powerboat makes U.S. debut at Yachts Miami Beach

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After making its world premiere in Monaco last September, the Aston Martin AM37 powerboat was shown for the first time in the United States at Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue, Feb. 16-20. The company says the Aston Martin AM37 was built to challenges the status quo of the nautical world and offers a pure translation of the brand’s DNA ...

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Frank Marciano accepts 2017 Freedman Leadership Award

Dometic America’s former President Frank Marciano accepted the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation Breakfast on Friday. This honorable award recognized Marciano for his outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry, as well as, his leadership, creativity and personal motivation. “I am so honored to receive this prestigious award from the ...

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Marine Marketers of America announce winners of 2016 Neptune Awards

Marine Marketers of America announced the winners of its 2016 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence during the Miami International Boat Show Industry Breakfast on Friday. “Marine marketers gave us their best for this year’s highly competitive contest,” said Wanda Kenton Smith, president of MMA. “There was a wonderful variety of submissions and participating companies, from small businesses to global ...

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Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2017 Innovation Award winners announced

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International honored winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, recognizing new consumer marine products, presented during the innovation breakfast held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This year’s program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The judges ultimately selected 19 winners and two honorable mentions ...

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NMMA announces 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged Friday morning during the innovation breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue ...

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West Marine announces Q4 and fiscal year 2016 webcast and conference call

West Marine, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMAR) will report its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 financial results and 2017 earnings outlook at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Feb.23, and will host a conference call later that same day at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast live over the internet at www.westmarine.com on the “Investor Relations” page. Please allow extra time prior to the ...

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Walker Bay Boats announces At The Lake Distributing Inc. as new distributor

Walker Bay Boats announced At The Lake Distributing will now carry Walker Bay’s Original Dinghy line, Airis Inflatable Kayaks, SUP’s and AirDock as well as the Odyssey Roll-ups and Superlight RIB’s. “ATL Distributing has a great reputation for supplying their customers with informative tools to sell product that meet the needs of their consumers,” said Michael Carroll, director of sales & marketing for Walker ...

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Ilmor Marine introduces MV8 7.4L OPS recreational sterndrive engine

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Ilmor Marine previewed its new MV8 7.4L OPS recreational sterndrive engine at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. Paired with the company’s One Drive sterndrive system, Ilmor has created a 480-plus HP powertrain solution for the recreational bowrider and cruiser markets, available in single and twin drive configurations later this spring. Ilmor has been an active and respected marine powertrain manufacturer ...

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