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MRAA introduces certification program at SeaArk meeting

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently participated at the SeaArk Boats dealer meeting, presenting opportunities for dealership growth and success through the Marine Industry Certified Dealership. At the meeting, MRAA Lead Certification Consultant Bob McCann presented twice to the dealers in attendance, offering them insight into a proven path for growth and success. The Dealer Certification Program, endorsed ...

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Center for Sportfishing Policy elects new board members

The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) recently elected David Pfeiffer, president of Shimano North America Fishing, Inc., and Nehl Horton, president of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), to serve on its board of directors. “CSP is thrilled to welcome Dave and Nehl to the board of directors,” said Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy. “We look ...

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HMY Yacht Sales becomes dealer for new Okean brands

Palm Beach Gardens-based HMY Yacht Sales will introduce an all-new yacht brand at the upcoming 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The highlight of the premiere will be the new Okean 50 Flybridge Motor Yacht. HMY will subsequently debut two additional Okean models, the 53-foot Express Cruiser and the 80-foot Luxury Motor Yacht, in 2018. All three Okean models ...

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Correct Craft celebrates National Manufacturing Day

Correct Craft companies across the country hosted local students from area high schools and colleges as part of National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day is an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, while changing the misperception of manufacturing as an antiquated industry designed for ...

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ASA President, CEO Mike Nussman announces retirement

After decades of dedicated Capitol Hill service on advocating for fisheries resource conservation and management, and as the leader for the recreational fishing industry’s trade association, the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Mike Nussman will retire March 31, 2018. ASA posted a news release announcing Nussman's retirement late Thursday. Nussman joined the association in December 1992 as Vice President of Government Affairs ...

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Pleasurecraft signs multiyear engine contract with GM

Pleasurecraft Engine Group has signed a multi-year contract extension with General Motors. Pleasurecraft and General Motors’ relationship dates back more than 40 years and for the last 20 years GM has been the exclusive powertrain in all Pleasurecraft engines. In 2015, Pleasurecraft partnered with GM Marine to produce the PCM Hyperformance H5 and H6 — the first direct injection engines ...

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Allen E. Gant, Jr. retires as Glen Raven CEO

Glen Raven, Inc. has announced Allen E. Gant, Jr. has retired as CEO of the family owned company founded by his grandfather in 1880. Gant will remain chairman of Glen Raven’s operating board. Founded in Alamance County, North Carolina, Glen Raven, Inc. is a family owned company with product sales into more than 120 countries worldwide. Glen Raven is active ...

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NMMA Canada mourns the loss of George Cuthbertson

NMMA is sad to share the news that George Cuthbertson, founder of Cuthbertson & Cassian (C&C) Yachts, and NMMA Canada Hall of Fame recipient in 2002, has passed away. George became the president of C&C Yachts at a time when it was the most recognized and successful production and custom boat builder in North America and the world. Leaving the ...

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Siren Marine announces three sales partnerships

Siren Marine has announced new business partnerships with three marine sales organizations — West Coast Sales, Gulf Atlantic Marketing and Bruce Hackett Sales. Each of these organizations will handle sales of Siren Marine’s recently launched MTC (Monitor/Track/Control) Connected Boat system in strategically selected regions of the United States market. “Each of these companies was selected for its expertise and track ...

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Forest River joins MRAA as platinum member

Forest River Marine, makers of Berkshire, South Bay and Trifecta pontoons, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas at the highest level as a Platinum Partner Member. “We believe in the importance of a strong and effective dealer body,” said Tom McCuddy, Forest River Marine general manager. “We are proud to have a strong network of dealers, and ...

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