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Suntex acquires California marina properties

Suntex Marina Investors LLC has acquired two new marina locations on Trinity Lake in California, the state's third largest reservoir. The marinas are located in the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, an hour and a half drive northwest of Redding. Cedar Stock Resort Marina, a full-service facility operated under permit from the Forest Service, includes seasonal houseboat rentals – ranging from ...

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MRAA announces MCDE awards celebration plans

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas will host an Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The MRAA Awards Celebration will shine a spotlight on marine industry workforce efforts, showcasing a series of awards and scholarships to be presented by both the MRAA and the MRAA Educational Foundation. Other recognitions will include Marine Industry Certified Dealerships, ...

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SkipperBud’s acquires marina in Michigan

SkipperBud’s has acquired Island Cove Marina on Cass Lake at 3981 Cass Elizabeth Road, Waterford, Mich. The marine facility’s new name will be SkipperBud’s – Cass Lake Marina. The marina is currently full service with 125 floating docks, a fuel dock, brokerage sales, service and repair facilities and a large dry-stack storage building. SkipperBud’s will immediately add new boat sales ...

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Angler-backed Billfish Conservation Act passes Senate

Conservationists and anglers are applauding the U.S. Senate for passing S. 396, a bill to amend the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012. The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.); Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Joe Manchin, III (D-W.Va.), passed by a voice vote Oct 2. “We would like to thank Sens. Nelson, Rubio, Moran and Manchin ...

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ISO standards available on ABYC’s online library

American Boat & Yacht Council members can now access the current International Organization for Standardization (ISO) small craft standards on the ABYC Online Library, adding to the suite of resources available including ABYC Standards, federal regulations, United States Coast Guard Compliance Guidelines, and the International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA) conformity guidelines. “ABYC is excited to offer its members ISO ...

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NMRA welcomes affiliates Rutgerson, Kold-Ban

The National Marine Representatives Association recently welcomed two new affiliate members. Sweden-based Rutgerson Marin AB engineers and manufacturers high-quality marine fittings and is a OEM supplier to Beneteau, Dufour, Elan, Moody and Storebro. Rutgerson offers portlights, blocks, track systems, hatches, clutches and deck fillers and has dealers in over 30 countries on six continents, but only one in North America. ...

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Carver Yachts new C34 Coupe completes sea trial

Carver Yachts has completed the first sea trials of its new C34 Coupe, and plans to debut its newest midsize cruising boat at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 1 to Nov. 5. During sea trails with twin, 300 horsepower Mercury MerCruiser stern drives, the C34 topped out at 35.5 knots with a full load. The C34's cockpit features ...

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MarineMax promotes Brett McGill to president, COO

MarineMax, Inc. has announced the company’s board of directors has promoted Brett McGill to president and chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1. McGill has served as MarineMax’s chief operating officer since Oct. 1, 2016, after serving as executive vice president operations since October 2015 and executive vice president of west operations since May 2012. Prior to those roles, McGill served ...

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New study finds Miami Boat Show has $854 million impact

NMMA has announced findings from a new 2017 study by Thomas J. Murray & Associates, Inc., in conjunction with the University of Florida, that showed that the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has an annual economic impact of $854.2 million, a 40 percent increase of $257.2 million since the last study was conducted in 2013. The increase reflects the ...

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NMEA names 2017 product award winners

The marine electronics industry honored several manufacturers with product awards at the annual National Marine Electronics Association International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held on the West Coast this year at the Hilton Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash., Sept. 26-28. Top products were named for both the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards and the NMEA Technology Award. Hundreds of marine electronics ...

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