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Johnson Pump Marine names senior sales manager for Americas

SPX Flow has appointed Wes Paul as senior sales manager for its North and South American marine business.  “I am delighted to welcome Wes to the SPX Flow team," said Michael Strålman, SPX Flow global director marine. "He has proved himself over 15 years as a trusted partner and sales expert in the marine manufacturing sector, positioning him perfectly to lead ...

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Freedom Boat Club opens two locations in Maine

Freedom Boat Club is expanding into Maine with two new locations. The clubs will be run out of Yarmouth Boat Yard, 72 Lafayette Street in Yarmouth and Moose Landing Marina, 32 Moose Landing Trail in Naples. With lake and ocean based club locations, members will be able to try out different types of new model year boats while exploring Casco ...

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New wakesurf boat regulations approved in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently approved a change to its tow sports regulations that will allow wakesurfing behind boats powered by props or jets, but only if the propulsion system is specifically designed by its manufacturer for wakesurfing. The state previously allowed wakesurfing only behind boats with direct drives. The revision was written to be broad enough to ...

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NMMA Freedman Leadership Award deadline Dec. 1

Nominations will close later this week for the National Marine Manufacturers Association's 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Recipients of the NMMA Freedman Award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity, and personal motivation.  The following are categories for consideration: Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturer; Marine representative; Member of marine-focused media; Boat ...

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International Game Fish Association announces Florida Keys relief grants

The International Game Fish Association recently announced the first grants from its new Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund (WARF). The Guides Trust Foundation and Islamorada Charter Boat Association will each receive $10,000 to support captains, guides, mates and their families in the Florida Keys who were affected by Hurricane Irma. “We are all deeply saddened by the destruction left behind by ...

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Argos Nautic names new sales, marketing leader

Patrick Sullivan has joined Argos Nautic, the manufacturer of semi-custom luxury RIB tenders and day boats, leading the company's sales and marketing efforts.  In his new role, Sullivan is targeting brokers, charter companies and dealers of 50-foot to 100-foot vessels to establish and foster relationships with yacht owners and their representatives, as well as yacht OEMs, as well as leading ...

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Fastmount honors winners at its annual Distributor Awards

New Zealand company Fastmount recently announced the winners of its annual Distributor Awards at Little Collins in Amsterdam, to recognize high performance and service. The Fastmount Distributor Awards were made in the wake of METSTRADE, where the company's 25-plus distributors from around the world gathered to celebrate their achievements. Gregg Kelly, managing director of Fastmount, presented Best Distributor to Kroon ...

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BoatUS, GEICO headquarters will have state-of-the-art workforce features

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters broke ground earlier this month for its new 65,000-square-foot association and corporate headquarters at 5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield. The new Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) / GEICO Marine Insurance building will be located just one block from where BoatUS was headquartered in the early 1970s. In ...

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Volvo Penta facility visited by Virginia state lawmaker

Virginia Delegate Jay Leftwich, a Republican from the city of Chesapeake, Va., recently visited National Marine Manufacturing Association member Volvo Penta's facility and hosted a town hall meeting. Leftwich spoke with Volvo employees about jobs, workforce development, and education, and answered questions on other topics during his visit. NMMA was on hand for the visit and worked to educate Delegate ...

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Tige Boats adds Strickland Marine as new dealer

Tige Boats has added South Carolina-based Strickland Marine to its worldwide family of dealers. Strickland Marine is home to dealerships near Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee. The family owned dealership has approximately 40 years of business experience. “We are excited to be a Tige dealer and to offer a complete lineup of wakesurf boats and wakeboard boats under the umbrella ...

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