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Freedom Boat Club announces national franchise winners

Freedom Boat Club recently presented top achievement awards to franchises throughout North America during its 2017 Freedom Boat Club National Franchise Conference held in Fort Myers, Fla. The Franchise of the Year award was presented to Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville and St. Augustine, owned by Kevin Seelig and Lisa Almeida. The newly launched Membership Executive of the Year for ...

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Maverick Boat Group will create 100 jobs at new facility

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently announced that Maverick Boat Group would be bringing approximately 100 new jobs to Florida as part of a new facility the company is building in Fort Pierce. “I am proud to announce that Maverick Boat Group will be opening a new manufacturing facility which will create 100 new jobs for families in St. Lucie County," ...

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Marine Marketers of America accepting entries for 2017 Neptune Awards

Marine Marketers of America (MMA) is now accepting entries for the 2017 Neptune Awards. Recognizing outstanding work in the marine marketing field, the awards will be presented at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2018. The annual competition, now in its 10th year, is open to any company or organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing work between Jan. ...

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Attendance records tumble at 30th annual METSTRADE

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, the annual METSTRADE show has once again wrapped up by shattering all previous records. Final attendance was announced Monday as 24,856 unique visitors, representing a 5 percent gain over the previous record of 23,702 visitors set last year. The 30th METS marked the heaviest opening day attendance on record with 8,503 visitors – a ...

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NMMA reports new powerboat registrations up 4.4 percent

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through September 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.4 percent year-over-year for the rolling twelve-month period through September. Nearly all segments were up through September on a rolling 12-month, year-over-year basis. Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: Cruisers (up 9.1 percent), tow boats (up 7.7 ...

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BoatUS Foundation asks boaters to support safety, clean water

9The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters, sailors and anglers to consider a donation to help support its efforts to reduce boating accidents and increase waterway stewardship. Giving Tuesday, Nov, 28, kick-starts the season of charitable giving. Always celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, this national day of donating also offers ...

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Centurion & Supreme Boats meeting features dealer awards

Centurion & Supreme dealers gathered at the Hyatt Regency Spa and Casino in Lake Tahoe for their annual meeting and sales school Nov. 12 to Nov. 14. Dealers collaborated on best practices while meeting with vendors and the Centurion & Supreme staff. Team Rider Grant Korgan, founder of the Korg movement foundation, was the featured speaker of the 2017 Centurion & ...

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Regulator Marine unveils model upgrades, factory expansion plans

Regulator Marine hosted its largest annual “Regulator Marine University” (RMU) to date Nov. 13 to Nov. 15 in Edenton, N.C. In addition to providing three days of interactive training sessions, seminars with Yamaha and Garmin, and keynote speeches from renowned sales experts, the company announced mid-model year upgrades and revealed plans for a phase two factory expansion, which, combined with ...

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Congressman visits SeaStar Solutions, gets manufacturing update

U.S. Representative Ryan Costello from Pennsylvania's 6th district recently visited National Marine Manufacturers Association member SeaStar Solutions. NMMA and SeaStar Solutions invited the Costello to tour the SeaStar Solutions plant and meet with workers to understand the significant impact of their business on the community as well as the larger U.S. economy. During his visit, Congressmen Costello spoke with a ...

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Mercury Racing mourns loss of Joe Sgro

Mercury Racing is saddened by the loss of veteran offshore powerboat racer and performance boat industry icon Joe Sgro. Sgro passed away Nov. 9 from injuries sustained during a boating accident in Marathon, Fla. He was 63 years old. Sgro is survived by his wife, Eileen, six children and soon-to-be three grandchildren. A wake for Sgro was held on Nov. 16 ...

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