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Navionics acquires Wavey Line Charts

Navionics on Monday announced the acquisition of Wavey Line Charts. “Wavey Line has developed a landmark portfolio over the decades,” said Giuseppe Carnevali, president and founder of Navionics. “We feel honored to have been chosen to assume the responsibility of carrying forward Wavey Line’s great legacy in the Caribbean.” Bob Gascoine and Jane Minty, Wavey Line owners and founders, have ...

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ABYC hosting regional marine training seminars

The American Boat & Yacht Council is hosting marine training seminars around the country, open to all levels of experience. Attendees will receive industry training from ABYC technical staff, network with other local professionals and earn four Continuing Education Units. “We started these regional seminars last year and due to the excellent reviews we have now included it as part ...

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SeaArk Boats announces major factory upgrades

SeaArk Boats’s production facility in Monticello, Ark., is currently undergoing expansion and renovation to accommodate sales demand. Renovations will include a 4,455-square-foot expansion to its current Paint Department building. The expansion will house a new GatorHide booth with capacity for two boats, a new urethane booth and three flat paint booths. The entire department will be equipped with new plug ...

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Argonics touts benefits of cast polyurethane parts

Although ship and boat building design engineers have traditionally specified parts made of rubber, plastic, or steel when durability is required, cast polyurethanes could be a good alternative, says manufacturer Argonics Inc. Cast polyurethanes, also broadly referred to as urethanes, are tough, elastic materials that combine many of the performance advantages of high-tech plastics, metals and ceramics along with the resiliency ...

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SeaDek expands certified installer network

To meet growing demand both domestically and abroad, SeaDek Marine Products announces the addition of 10 new certified installers to its growing network. These new SeaDek professionals will bolster representation in the U.S. with locations in Colorado, Washington, Michigan, California, New York, and Florida, as well as globally with new certified installers in Ontario, Canada, and the United Kingdom. During ...

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Malibu wins Innovation of the Year at 2017 WSIA Summit Leadership Awards

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Malibu Boats (NASDAQ: MBUU) was recognized with the Innovation of the Year award at the 2017 WSIA Summit Leadership Awards last week for the Malibu Command Wheel. Malibu's Command Wheel offers more control choices for the driver. Malibu partnered with ISOTTA to create the product. The wheel rotates around the controls, including stereo, speed, Power Wedge II, Surf Gate and other controls, ...

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Electric, stand-up personal watercraft hits the market

The new electric-powered Gratis X1 personal watercraft is now available to order through Free Form Factory’s website. “We are thrilled to unveil the world’s first electric, stand-up personal watercraft. With the Gratis X1, riders will experience a powerful, fun and quiet ride on some of the most pristine waterways on earth,” said Founder and CEO of Free Form Factory Jordan ...

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RFA urges action on marine sanctuaries, welcomes new commerce secretary

The Recreational Fishing Alliance on Thursday extended its congratulations to newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.,and at the same time urged the new secretary to slow the creation of new marine sanctuaries. "We're hopeful that, with Secretary Ross's business experience and President Trump's leadership, the recreational fishing industry will grow and more fishing opportunities will become ...

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Dealer same-store sales up 6.9 percent in February

Editor's Note 3/15/17: After this story was published, CDK issued an updated report, correcting the February same-store sales numbers. The corrected information appears below. Boat dealers had a good month in February, as same-store sales were up 6.9 percent from the same month in 2016. That's according to the latest report from CDK Global Recreation, which is based on data from users ...

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IMBC expert marina panel now available for download

At the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, the educational track featured a panel of five top marina experts who addressed the value and impact of boats clubs on their businesses. Due to the interest in the topic and the limited opportunity for audience participation, the panel presentation was videotaped and is now available for viewing or download. ...

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