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Malibu Boats licenses Surf Gate to Chaparral Boats


Malibu Boats announced Friday that it has licensed its wakesurfing innovations to Chaparral Boats. Chaparral will manufacture and use its version of the technology to equip certain models within its product line. Malibu’s Surf Gate system ensures wakesurfing enthusiasts large, clean, smooth surf waves on either side of the boat. “We are excited and proud to license our innovations to ...

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Garmin plans $200 million campus expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced Friday that it was breaking ground on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kansas campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company for the future. “This is a significant investment in our associates and our company’s future,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin CEO. “Our vision ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 128 scholarships awarded in 2016

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced Thursday that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships. Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the foundation is currently supporting 163 students totaling $576,500 in support this year. In just over ...

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Whale receives Brunswick Corporation Chairman’s Safety Award

Whale, a division of Mercury Marine, has received the Brunswick Corporation Chairman's Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement. The presentation, held at Whale's Northern Ireland facility, featured Mercury Marine President John Pfeifer. In conjunction with this award, Brunswick will donate $10,000 on behalf of Whale employees to a charitable organization of their choice. Whale has selected Cancer Focus in Northern Ireland, which ...

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Sixth annual “Boatload of Backpacks” marks record donations from Boston Whaler

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Boston Whaler held its sixth annual “Boatload of Backpacks” fundraiser to help area students start off the new school year on the right foot. This year marked Boston Whaler’s biggest ever donation, as more than 150 backpacks filled with school supplies were loaded into a 170 Dauntless and delivered to three local elementary schools. It was the first time Boston ...

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Cabela’s Outdoor Fund makes $75,000 grant for fishing education

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Thursday that Cabela's Outdoor Fund has granted $75,000 to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund. This grant will help to increase awareness of, and participation in fishing, boating and conservation activities through grassroots programs, classes and on-the-water activities held in high-density Hispanic communities. "We are encouraged by the strong ...

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VIDEO: Alaska fishing roundtable addresses fishery management solutions

The fourth Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable on National Recreational Fishing brought together leaders from all segments of the recreational fishing community. The panelists gathered August 17 at Kenai Peninsula College to examine alternative solutions for current fishery management issues. They discussed several strategies for the management of mixed-use fisheries, and ultimately put forward solutions that could be beneficial to all ...

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Navico: ITC confirms import ban on Garmin DownVü

Navico – the manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands – said that on Aug. 18, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Garmin DownVü scanning sonar products may not be imported into the United States, because they violate Navico’s patents for DownScan Imaging technology, according to a press release from Navico. The ...

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Wakeboarding Hall of Fame to induct eight at SurfExpo

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The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame will host its second annual induction ceremony at Surf Expo. On Thursday, September 8 at 10:30 am at the Alliance Multimedia Booth on the trade show floor, eight   contributors to the history of wakeboarding will be honored with induction in a presentation hosted by wakeboarding’s Dano the Mano aka Danny Amir.. The eight new honorary ...

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NMMA, RVIA hosting manufacturing roundtable Thursday

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association are hosting a manufacturing roundtable with Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Thursday, as she visits Elkhart, Ind., to showcase the RV and recreational boating manufacturing industries in Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District and their impact on the local community and state, as well as the national manufacturing economy. The roundtable will ...

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