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Correct Craft celebrates record 2017 results

Correct Craft announced that the company’s significant growth continued in the 2017 model year, resulting in the best year in the company’s 92-year history. Correct Craft’s growth strategy resulted in each of its companies experiencing above market growth with an overall revenue growth for the 2017 model year of nearly 30 percent. The company expects the growth to continue in ...

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Industry professionals address hurricane recovery at IBEX

Boatbuilders and marine industry professionals attending the 27th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa learned more about recent Texas and Florida hurricane recovery best practices during a special session Wednesday morning. A panel of IBEX presenters with backgrounds in insurance claims, electrical systems, hazard mitigation, security, and recovery conducted an hour-and-a-half session for attendees. IBEX features a number of ...

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IBEX announces 2017 Innovation Award winners

This morning the winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards were announced during the annual Industry Breakfast at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference. The Innovation Awards honored achievement in product development in 10 areas of the marine industry. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from Boating Writers International, a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters ...

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Coast Guard Foundation activates disaster relief and response fund

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced the activation of its Disaster Relief and Response Fund to assist Coast Guard Members impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “As we see the hurricane rescue efforts unfold, we bear witness to the skill and expertise of the men and ...

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Freedom Boat Club selects Northpoint Commercial Finance for franchise finance program

Freedom Boat Club has selected Northpoint Commercial Finance as its provider for a new, specially designed install and pay finance program for its franchise network. As a franchise club organization vs. a traditional boat retailer, Freedom Boat Club said it was in need of a progressive inventory finance provider. Through creative collaboration and joint commitment to providing a flexible service ...

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IBEX donated $5,000 to feeding Tampa Bay

Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director, announced this morning at the Industry Breakfast that, to support local recovery efforts in Tampa, the host city of IBEX, a donation was made to Feeding Tampa Bay for $5,000. The events owners, RAI Amsterdam and NMMA, supported the donation. Right now, Feeding Tampa Bay has put its disaster relief plan into action distributing food in ...

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Housing Market Index drops due to hurricane uncertainty

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell three points from 67 to 64 in September, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. “The recent hurricanes have intensified our members’ concerns about the availability of labor and the cost of building materials,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer ...

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MarineMax’s Michael Adams named a finalist for CIO of the Year

Michael Adams, MarineMax vice president of innovation and technology, was recently recognized as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2017 Chief Information Officer of the Year award.  “Innovation is a key component in the boating industry and being able to develop creative strategies is a major reason for our success. Michael Adams has been an incredible asset, paving ...

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Century Boats adds Racetrack Marine to dealer network

Century Boats announced that it signed a new dealer agreement with Racetrack Marine of Berlin, Md. Racetrack is owned and operated by brothers George and Scott Smith. “Century Boats is excited to welcome George and Scott and their entire team at Racetrack Marine as our newest dealer,” said Bryan Lucius, president of Century Boats. “Based in Berlin, Md., Racetrack Marine ...

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Bellingham Marine opens Fiji plant

Bellingham Marine and Marine Structures and Consultancy Limited announced a partnership to grow pontoon manufacturing in Fiji. Two of the country’s marine service operators, Hall Dredging and Bob Oldham recently took control of MSC. Both have worked on Bellingham projects over the years and maintain an excellent working relationship with Bellingham Marine New Zealand. In the final week of July, ...

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