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MRAA, NMMA, RIMTA publish guide to growing the workforce

Today, as the result of a yearlong collaborative effort, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association announced the release of “10+1 Strategy: A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce.” Endorsed by 25 national, regional and state trade associations, the “10+1 Strategy: Marine Industry Guide to Growing the ...

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Mercury Marine to offer additional digital services

Mercury Marine is known for its marine propulsion technology, but the company also has its own PLM consulting business inside its global headquarters in Fond Du Lac, Wis. Mercury Digital Services provides its clients, including Mercury Marine, technical services and solutions to manage customer product data throughout its lifecycle and drive business outcomes for companies during the product development phase.  ...

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MarineMax announces regional management changes

MarineMax announced today that MarineMax Regional President, Jay Rasmusson will take on additional managerial responsibilities by overseeing three Florida panhandle stores. The stores are MarineMax Panama City Beach, MarineMax Pensacola at Bahia Mar, and MarineMax Gulf Shores, Alabama. “I firmly believe that the synergies that exist between the Atlanta area stores and the panhandle stores will work well together under ...

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Hatteras Yachts announces partnership with Carolina Custom Towers

Hatteras Yachts recently announced a new supplier partnership leveraging its Carolina heritage and local expertise. Carolina Custom Towers (CCT) will now be the preferred tower fabricator for all new Hatteras Yachts.  “Towers are an integral part of our Sport Fishing line of Yachts, which help to define the style and utility of our products. This new supplier partnership will provide our ...

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NMMA calls for action on limited South Atlantic snapper season

NOAA Fisheries is considering new regulations that would open the door for a 2018 limited season for red snapper in the South Atlantic. Called Amendment 43, it would allow recreational anglers to harvest one red snapper per person per day. Fishing would be allowed on weekends only and the season start and end dates would be announced if the amendment is ...

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Garmin reports record Q1 revenue, double-digit earnings growth

Garmin Ltd. recently announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. The company's 2018 Q1 highlights included a total revenue of $711 million, 11 percent over last year. Garmin’s marine segment posted revenue growth of 9 percent, driven by the recent Navionics acquisition. Gross margin increased year-over-year to 59 percent, while operating margin declined to 12 percent. ...

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Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award winners will honored at American Boating Congress

 The Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today the recipients of the 2018 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award – Regulator Marine President Joan Maxwell and Grady-White Boats President Kris Carroll – for their extraordinary service and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the recreational boating industry. Carroll and Maxwell will be honored at the American Boating ...

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The Modern Fish Act takes center stage in Washington

As the boating industry heads to Washington, D.C. this week for the American Boating Congress, the Modern Fish Act is focal point of ongoing industry advocacy with numerous outreach efforts underway. The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) is leading initiatives to put the Modern Fish Act front and center as Congress prepares to move the bill to the House and ...

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American Boating Congress advance downloads available

To help attendees of the 2018 American Boating Congress make the most of their time on Capitol Hill next week, and arm industry stakeholders with the tools needed to aid in advocacy year-round, the National Marine Manufacturers Association has prepared several materials, now available to download on NMMA.org, including: 2018 Policy Agenda—Marine Manufacturing: Powering the Nation’s Economy— a reference guide ...

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