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Evinrude and ABYC donate outboard to West/Rhode Riverkeeper


BRP (TSX:DOO) announced that Evinrude has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council to donate a newly refurbished 90 horsepower Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper. “We’re thrilled and honored to have been selected for this donation,” said Jeff Holland, riverkeeper. “Our old 50-horsepower outboard died last season. With this new motor, we’re once again able to ...

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IBBI announces supplier award winners

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Independent Boat Builders Incorporated recently gathered all of its members and suppliers together in St. Louis, Missouri for the annual Purchasing Meeting and Vendor Expo conference. As part of the event, several suppliers were recognized. Spradling International Marine, a Michigan-based manufacturer of vinyl products, was honored with the John “Walkabout” Sisson IBBI Innovation Award for its new TC-06 Textile Range ...

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Hyde Sails seeks U.S., Canadian dealers

Hyde Sails is looking for dealers in New England, the Carolinas, Great Lakes, Pacific North West, British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia. New dealers do not have to be existing sail makers. "I have found that some our best dealers have been riggers and technical retailers," said Luke Yeates, who manages the company's U.S. dealers. "Companies who have a good list ...

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Rinker Boat Company names Warren Maccaroni regional sales manager

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Warren Maccaroni joins the Rinker Boat Company as the new regional sales manager for the Central, Midwest and Southeastern states. “I’m pleased and enthused to have Warren join the Rinker team,” said Kim Slocum, Rinker President and General Manager. “We have worked with Warren since 2000 when he joined our Miami boat show crew. Warren has been a Rinker advocate ...

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Scott Lane Boat Builders wins SureShade 2016 Dealer of the Year award


SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, announced that Scott Lane Boat Builders in New Zealand has won the SureShade 2016 Dealer of the Year award. SureShade chose Scott Lane Boat Builders for its outstanding sales and service of SureShade sunshade systems throughout 2016. The SureShade Dealer Award and Recognition program is ...

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NMMA urges manufacturers to share regulatory challenges

The Commerce Department is seeking input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements, and NMMA is encouraging marine manufacturers to share their thoughts to ensure the industry's issues are heard. “I call on all businesses to share their input on the federal regulations and permits that hold back manufacturing,” said ...

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Lippert Components and Furrion pledge support to The Ocean Cleanup

Lippert Components, Inc. and Furrion announced that a percentage of the profits from the sale of Furrion marine products will support The Ocean Cleanup, an organization committed to ridding the oceans of plastic debris. “We have been following the work of Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup for a number of years. Their unique approach, which marries innovation, technology and ...

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West Marine opens BlueFuture spring grant cycle

On Apr. 1, West Marine will begin accepting applications for its 2017 BlueFuture grants. The spring grant cycle will run through May 1, with the names of grant recipients to be announced by mid-month. Encouraged to apply are nonprofit, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, fishing, paddling or surfing; provide boatbuilding instruction; foster aquatic sustainability and conservation practices; and encourage ...

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ASA Electronics works with Purdue to improve fabrication department

ASA Electronics sponsored an in-house project with the IN-MaC Technology Adoption Program along with Purdue University to increase the efficiency of its fabrication department. Beginning in May 2016, the program worked in cooperation with ASA Electronics to lay out a specified improvement plan. The program is at a close, but the process is ongoing. Utilizing the consultation and support from ...

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Brunswick Innovation Laboratory to open at University of Illinois

Brunswick Corporation will soon open the Brunswick Innovation Laboratory in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the company said Tuesday. The Innovation Lab will augment the research and development activity the company currently conducts across all of its primary lines of business, including marine engine, pleasure boats and fitness equipment. "Brunswick spends hundreds of millions of ...

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