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Navico responds to court of appeals ruling

Navico has responded to an announcement that a U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a previous ruling in favor of Navico in one of its patent lawsuits against Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN). “Obviously, we are disappointed in the appellate court’s decision following four rulings in Navico’s favor on this matter,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “As a result, we are analyzing ...

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FLIBS signs long-term lease with Bahia Mar

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Informa Exhibitions have signed a 30-year lease extension with the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center to keep the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the property through 2050. The new lease also has two 10-year extension options, allowing for up to 50 years in place. Owned by the MIASF ...

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NMMA submits formal comments on NAFTA renegotiation priorities

This week, NMMA sent comments to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s office regarding a request for negotiating objectives to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement. The boating industry is keenly interested in the renegotiation and any consequential changes proposed. NMMA urged USTR to approach any renegotiations with an understanding of the key role Canada and Mexico play for U.S. marine ...

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ACR Electronics announces new EMEA sales manager

ACR Electronics, Inc. has announced the appointment of a new sales manager within its land and marine division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the latest addition to this company, Guillaume Delcourt will focus on expanding ACR’s international sales footprint in these geographic regions as demand increases for its range of 406 MHz beacons, AIS man overboard devices, distress ...

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Boating Industry Workforce Crisis webinar archive available now

The archive for Boating Industry’s Workforce Crisis webinar is available now. In this webinar, sponsored by the Boating Industry Top 100 Leadership Alliance, we presented the data highlighting the crisis in the boating industry and offered best practices for organically building, hiring and retaining a workforce. Boating Industry managing editor Brianna Liestman moderated the panel discussion, featuring three experts with ...

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Court of Appeals reverses ITC order in Navico, Garmin case

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a December 2015 finding by the International Trade Commission that Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), had infringed Navico patents related to downscan sonar. Specifically, the Federal Circuit ruled that two of Navico’s patents were invalid and that Garmin’s DownVü sonar does not infringe a third Navico ...

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ASA Electronics and XKGLOW announce global partnership

ASA Electronics and XKGLOW of Athens, Ill., announced a new global partnership. ASA will bring XKGLOW’s LED light system, XKCHROME, to the marine industry. In addition to the exclusive marine partnership, ASA will also be offering the XKCHROME lighting system to the RV industry. XKCHROME is the latest smartphone controlled LED lighting system from XKGLOW, a market the company entered ...

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NMRA awards boatbuilding student $3,000 scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association awarded its 2017 NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship of $3,000 to Rowan Schatz of Bennington, Vt. Established in 2008, the scholarship is given to an outstanding student pursuing education that will lead to a career in the marine industry. Schatz is a recent high school graduate and student at the Community College of Vermont. This autumn, ...

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Mustang Survival celebrates 50 years

Mustang Survival will celebrate fifty years of business this year. From beginnings that focused on Pacific Northwest mariners, Mustang Survival has grown to a brand now used by military teams, water rescue professionals, and recreational users around the world. Mustang Survival says its gear is made for the experts who save lives for a living but has been made accessible ...

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IBEX expands international reach

The 2017 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference will be more accessible for international participants through two new features including The International B2B VIP Program and expanded exhibits from global vendors throughout the show floor. IBEX will take place Sept.19-21 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FLa., for the first time since the announcement of METSTRADE and IBEX joining forces to ...

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