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Wisconsin Clean Marina program receives conservation award

The Lake Michigan Stakeholders will sponsor the annual Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation awards at Lake Michigan Day on Aug. 11 at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wis. The awards will honor and recognize the achievements of individuals and businesses who are initiating projects and programs to protect and enhance the lands and waters on Lake Michigan. Among its ...

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Volvo Penta launches D13-1000

Volvo Penta launched the D13-1000, which sees the company move into the 1000 hp marine leisure engine market for the first time. The inboard engine and its equivalent from Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System range – the D13-IPS1350 – have been designed for the benefit of customers operating yachts of up to 120 feet. “This is hugely exciting for us ...

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Regal launches 19 Surf

Regal Marine has introduced its new 19 Surf, a surf boat priced at under $40,000. The Regal surf system – controlled by RegalVue – can set speed, deploy surf tabs, choose the wave direction, and access GPS and engine data. The surf system is paired with the standard Volvo Catalyst forward drive engine, available in 200 horsepower. Features include a ...

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Bayliner adds outboard power options to VR Series

Bayliner has announced the addition of outboard power options to its VR5 and VR6 models. The VR5 and VR6 were introduced in 2016. The VR5 has been awarded both The Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award for outstanding runabout, and Boating Industry magazine’s Top Products award. “The addition of outboard power is a great offering for boaters in coastal markets, as ...

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RED SNAPPER Act introduced in Congress

The recreational fishing and boating community applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill was introduced with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. Original cosponsors include Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and John Kennedy (R-La.); and Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.); ...

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NMDA returns as MDCE education sponsor

The National Marine Distributors Association has signed on, for the sixth consecutive year, as an Education Sponsor for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Representing distributors of marine products, as well as many accessory manufacturers, the NMDA supports the broader marine industry through promotion of boating to consumers, promotion of wholesale distributors as the best way for manufacturers to move ...

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Cabela’s announces Q2 2017 results

Cabela’s Incorporated reported financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2017. For the quarter, on a GAAP basis, total revenue decreased 4.2 percent to $890.4 million, revenue from retail store sales decreased 6.7 percent to $601.7 million, internet and catalog sales decreased 3.9 percent to $135.7 million, and financial services revenue increased 9.0 percent to $147.2 million. For the quarter, comparable store sales decreased ...

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Protomet Corporation to expand in Loudon County

Protomet Corporation announced that its $30 million, 244,000-square-foot expansion project will take place in Loudon County at the former Maremont production facility. The company says the expansion creates 200 new jobs for East Tennessee. In early 2017, Protomet announced it needed additional manufacturing space to add new production capabilities and increase the company’s output. Protomet, which was founded in Oak ...

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Republican leaders scrap Border Adjustment Tax

Since it was announced over a year ago, the Border Adjustment Tax was highly controversial among manufacturers. While it had the potential to raise revenue, it also divided American manufacturers and industries. Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin ...

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ABYC releases annually updated standards for 2017

On July 31, the American Boat and Yacht Council published its 57th supplement of “Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft,” which covers all major boat systems and provides boatbuilding and repair guidelines. ABYC standards are continuously researched, developed and revised by over 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals on 16 Project Technical Committees. Each year the standards ...

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