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Sea Ray launches new SLX 400

Sea Ray has introduced its new SLX 400, designed for entertaining and cruising. “The SLX 400 was conceived as the ideal entertaining vessel for socializing with large groups of family and friends, no matter the boaters’ preferred on-water fun,” said Brad Anderson, Sea Ray president of sport boats and sport cruisers.  “It truly is ‘the Entertainer’ not only for Sea ...

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MasterCraft introduces XT21 crossover


MasterCraft Boat Company has introduced the new XT21, a mid-sized multi-purpose crossover boat. The third addition to MasterCraft’s XT crossover boat line, the 21-foot XT21 replaces the company’s X10 crossover. Positioned between the new 23-foot XT23 and 20-foot XT20, the XT21 is a middleweight crossover boat designed to be easy to transport and operate and can accommodate a crew of ...

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Riviera debuts 4800 Sport Yacht and 575 SUV in Miami

Riviera will debut two boats this year at the Miami International Boat Show: the 4800 Sport Yacht and the 575 SUV, alongside a number of their other new models. Riviera will be “taking advantage of our expansive deep water basin and docks at our home at Miami Marine Stadium,” said Larry Berryman, assistant show manager for MIBS. “Seeing what they ...

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MRAA announces 2017 board members

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced appointments to several positions on its board of directors for 2017, including a new chairman. Joe Lewis, who had been serving as the MRAA board’s vice chairman, will become chairman. He replaces Randy Wattenbarger, who served two years as the chairman and now moves into the immediate past chair seat. Lewis, ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association announces third annual career fair

The Northwest Marine Trade Association is organizing a career fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Seattle Boat Show featuring more than 30 local marine-related businesses with about 400 full-time positions, plus many seasonal ones. Attendees at the Career Fair will be given free admittance to the boat show for further networking opportunities. The ...

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Boat clubs rank in Entrepreneur’s 38th annual Franchise 500

Two boat clubs –SailTime and Freedom Boat Club – were included in Entrepreneur’s 38th annual Franchise 500. SailTime ranked No. 369 on the list. The company says it has enjoyed growth of 161 percent since 2012, expanding to 28 franchise bases in the U.S. and six in Australia. “All of us at SailTime are incredibly excited to be named to ...

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Onlineoutboards.com and River Run Marine announce partnership to sell saltwater-rated surface drive motor

OnlineOutboards.com and River Run Marine have entered into a partnership to sell online and ship direct to customers a saltwater-rated surface drive motor. Surface drive motors, also known as "mud motors,” "shallow water motors" and “shallow water outboards,” are specially made for shallow bodies of water like wetlands, swamps and mud. OnlineOutboards.com will make available three River Run Marine surface ...

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Martin Peters appointed to NOAA National Marine Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council

Yamaha Marine Group announced that Martin Peters, government relations manager, has been appointed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Sanctuary Business Advisory Council. Peters is one of 15 council members and will serve a three-year term. The company said the appointment underscores Yamaha’s continued efforts to represent the interests of U.S. recreational anglers and boaters. “Martin Peters ...

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Mercury Marine expands joystick technology to tow sports boats

Mercury Marine officially announced the launch of joystick piloting for inboards on single-engine tow sport boats. The joystick technology allows the engine to work with bow and stern thrusters to provide vessel control and a superior driving experience for the boater. The system is designed to work with the tow sports variants of Mercury’s new range of purpose-built marine inboard ...

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Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac welcomes Kevin Herman as naval architect


Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac welcomed Kevin Herman as the new Naval Architect for the Four Winns, Scarab, Glastron and Wellcraft boat brands. Herman has worked several positions within the marine industry. From 1993–1996, working as an architect at Tidewater Naval Architects, Herman completed surveys, reports and calculations for bodies such as the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping. ...

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