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Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin will represent industry on U.S. Interior outdoor recreation committee

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the addition of Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin to the U.S. Department of Interior’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The announcement was made Friday, May 11, during the recreational marine industry’s annual legislative conference, the American Boating Congress, in Washington, D.C. The committee advises the Secretary of ...

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RBFF launches initiative to empower women out on the water

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has announced the launch of Making Waves, an initiative designed to empower women and girls to cast off labels and rock the boat - with fishing pole in hand. RBFF is committed to leading the industry by example and promoting women empowerment on the water by removing perceived barriers to the sport, increasing ...

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Honda Marine names new senior manager

Mike Rickey was recently named Senior Manager, Honda Marine. Appointed to the role in April 2018, Rickey oversees total Sales, Operations and Application Engineering activities for the U.S. region, working to increase volume through the execution of competitive pricing; sales channel expansion; strategic advertising and promotional campaigns; and enhanced communications with OEM and dealer channels.  Rickey’s 23-year career at American Honda ...

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Boston Whaler dealers honored for customer satisfaction excellence

More than 60 Boston Whaler dealers were honored for excellence in customer satisfaction when the the National Marine Manufacturers Association released the results of its 2017 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) dealership surveys. In total, 62 Boston Whaler dealers were recognized, receiving 82 awards for excellence in customer satisfaction in the categories of sales and service, up from 55 dealers honored ...

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Vancouver International Boat Show announces new dates for 2019

Organizers of the Vancouver International Boat Show announced new dates for the 2019 event: Wednesday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 10. Up until 2014, the Vancouver Boat Show was historically held in February. In 2015, the event moved to January as a result of a new provincial holiday, Family Day, that conflicted with the show's long time February date pattern. ...

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Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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Trade Policy, E15 and Modern Fish Act take center stage at ABC

The 2018 American Boating Congress (ABC) kicked off yesterday with a hard look at the industry’s top priorities, as the recreational boating industry faces major policy decisions coming to a head this summer. ABC hosted nine Issue Workshops, covering everything from the Modern Fish Act and stopping the year-round sale of E15, to defending our industry from domestic and global tariffs. ...

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Same-store sales down almost 3 percent in April

Boat dealer same-store sales were down nearly 3 percent in April. That’s according to the latest report from CDK Global Recreation, which is based on data from users of the company’s Lightspeed software. In March, same-store sales were up 9 percent. Overall, three out of four same-store sales categories were down this reporting period. Service was up 8.7 percent, but ...

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Atlantic Cruising Yachts to represent Jeanneau Inboard Powerboats

Atlantic Cruising Yachts, which is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, with offices in St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida announced it will now work with customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Northern Virginia for the Jeanneau inboard line. “We are thrilled to bring this innovative range of powerboats to our customers throughout the Chesapeake Bay and mid-Atlantic,” said Atlantic Cruising Yachts ...

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