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Sales up 17.7 percent for Chaparral, Robalo parent

Marine Products Corp., which owns Chapparal and Robalo, reported higher sales for the quarter on the strength of increased unit sales of its SunCoast deck boats, Robalo outboards and Vortex jet boats For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, Marine Products generated net sales of $55,361,000, a 17.7 percent increase, compared to $47,038,000 in the same period of the prior ...

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Bob Ziehmer joins Bass Pro Shops as senior director of conservation

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Bob Ziehmer has been named senior director of conservation for Bass Pro Shops and lead director of the Johnny Morris Foundation. Ziehmer brings more than 25 years of experience managing significant conservation programs ranging from habitat restoration to outdoor education initiatives at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), where he has served as director for the past six-and-a-half years. “Bass ...

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Moeller Marine hires Kevin Kyle as aftermarket sales manager

Moeller Marine Products, a fuel tank manufacturer for the recreational marine industry, announced the appointment of Kevin Kyle to aftermarket sales manager, effective July 19, 2016. Kyle has worked in the marine industry for more than 28 years. Most recently, he was the area sales manager for Northern Lights, Inc., where his responsibilities included all recreational, commercial & industrial generator sales in the upper Midwest & ...

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Malibu introduces 21 VLX package for 2017

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Malibu Boats (NASDAQ: MBUU) has announced the new 2017 Wakesetter 21 VLX. The 21 VLX comes equipped with Malibu exclusive innovations, including the Surf Gate. With an MSRP of $79,995, this model includes many standard features, plus a Malibu trailer, bimini top and a cover. The 21 VLX seats up to 13 riders to provide an opportunity for family-friendly water sports activities. The ...

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MITO Corp and Waves and Wheels partner to deliver OEM solutions

MITO Corporation announced Wednesday that it has formed a new partnership with Waves and Wheels. The exclusive agreement will deliver Waves and Wheels audio systems to the Marine OEM market through MITO Corporation’s sales channels. The products feature the Focal speakers and amplifiers, and Waves and Wheels Solution products. “We’ve been doing business with Waves and Wheels for several years,” said Rod Hire, ...

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WakeWorX awarded patent for Super Surf’R Tab System

Wake WorX founders Scott and MaryKate Wood have just been awarded US Patent #9,315,235 for their “Wake Adjustment System for Boats” called the Super Surf’R Tab System, the company announced Tuesday. Super Surf’R tabs have been offered for the past 18 months on many boat brands including Bryant, Chaparral, Four Winns, Gekko, Monterey, Regal and Starcraft. Licensing agreements are also ...

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Choosing the right winterizing additive

With ethanol-blends and other biofuels becoming more prevalent in the market, its more important than ever that dealers, marinas, boatyards and boaters pay more attention to what’s going in the tank, whether it’s the fuel they use or the additives they choose. With no specifications for fuel additives, and increased demand for ethanol treatments, the situation has been ripe for ...

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Dealers and marinas choosing the correct fuels and fuel additives for today’s new fuels

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With changes in fuel blends over the last several years, dealers need to pay more attention than ever to the fuel they make available and the fuel additives they put on their shelves for boaters to purchase. ValvTect Marine Gasoline and ValvTect Marine Diesel Fuel sold at Certified ValvTect Marine Fuel Marinas throughout the country are specially formulated for marine ...

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Biscayne National Park fishing curtailed under new federal plan

Under a new plan announced Friday, the National Park Service will limit fishing and boating in Biscayne National Park. That decision comes despite numerous objections to the plan raised by the recreational boating and fishing community. “America’s recreational fishing community is disheartened by the National Park Service’s decision to  implement a marine reserve at Biscayne National Park,” said Jeff Angers, ...

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Ocean Signal acquired by ACR Electronics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Ocean Signal Ltd, an innovative supplier of marine communication and safety equipment, has announced it has been acquired by Drew Marine Ltd. The business will operate as a unit of ACR Electronics, Inc. (ACR), a global leader in safety and survival technologies. Combining two of the most highly experienced electronic engineering teams in the marine communication industry, ...

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