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Boat, marine industry unites in spearheading Hurricane Harvey support effort

Boatbuilders, engine manufacturers, marinas and dealers were united in rescue and support efforts the week following Hurricane Harvey. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as a historic storm system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. The industry’s response to the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United ...

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Brunswick completes move into new corporate headquarters

Brunswick Corporation has moved into its new corporate headquarters offices in the Woodland Falls Corporate Center at 26125 North Riverwoods Road, Ste. 500, Mettawa, IL. Since 1993, the company had been based in the Conway Park office complex in nearby Lake Forest, Ill.  Brunswick, which was founded in 1845 in Cincinnati, has been headquartered in the Chicago area since 1847. Occupying ...

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Boston Whaler and Mercury Marine to aid MIT marine robotics research

For the past several years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, through its Marine Autonomy Bay facility and affiliated programs, has been conducting extensive research into marine robotics and how they may be applied to boating. Brunswick Corporation has announced it is lending a hand to this initiative. MIT recently received a Boston Whaler 250 Outrage boat – powered by twin, ...

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Brunswick announces layoffs, temporary furloughs in Palm Coast facility

Last week, Brunswick announced a reduction in force as well as a furlough to its employees at the company’s Palm Coast boat production facility in Florida. No other Brunswick facilities are affected. “These actions were to align our production levels with market demand in the 40’- 49’ segment of our business, while continuing to maintain our production capabilities in stronger ...

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Brunswick reports 8.8 percent sales growth in Q2 2017

Brunswick Corporation reported results for the second quarter of 2017, with 12 percent growth in boat sales and 6 percent growth in engine sales. “Our second quarter revenues increased by 8.8 percent,” said Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Schwabero. “Our top line reflected strong growth rates in all three of our primary boat categories, and the outboard engine ...

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Mercury Marine celebrates graduation of first MMI certified techs

Mercury Marine announced the graduation of Jacob Parker of Wilson, Okla., the first certified technician to graduate from Universal Technical Institute’s Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando. Mercury said its established global network with over 10,000 points of service will be enhanced with the continued collaboration with MMI as it reinforces the pipeline of trained people to help continue the company’s ...

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Brunswick to acquire P&A distribution company Lankhorst Taselaar

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Lankhorst Taselaar, a marine parts and accessories distribution company based in the Netherlands and Germany. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Upon completion of this transaction, Lankhorst Taselaar will be integrated into Mercury Marine to augment the engine maker's P&A business in Europe. With 2016 revenue of ...

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Boston Whaler announces expansion to Edgewater, Fla. headquarters

Boston Whaler has just confirmed a major land acquisition, resulting in the expansion of its Edgewater, Fla., headquarters by approximately 60 acres on the facility’s Northern border. The addition reflects more than two years of work by the Boston Whaler team, and represents an important next phase in Whaler’s expansion opportunities. “We are pleased to announce that Boston Whaler has ...

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Aquila and Mercury collaborate to offer joystick piloting system for power catamaran

Aquila and Mercury have recently collaborated to offer a joystick piloting application for a power catamaran with engines 9’ 6” apart. By angling the transoms, optimizing props and taking advantage of new calibration strategies, the teams were able to install a joystick piloting system aboard the Aquila 36. “Joystick Piloting for Outboards has been a very popular feature for dual, ...

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Brunswick schedules Q2 2017 earnings and conference call July 27

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) will release its second quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday, July 27, before the market opens by way of an advisory release, notifying the public that the complete and full-text results will be available on the company's website.  The results will also be available on the SEC's website with the Form 8-K filing of the release. ...

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