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Boating Industry names 2018 Top 100

Boating Industry announced its 2018 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Dec. 12 in Orlando. “From the thousands of dealers in North America — and hundreds of nominations — these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “With growth of more than 16 percent, this elite group more than doubled the growth ...

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Angela Pilkington named Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

Angela Pilkington of Correct Craft Holding Company has been selected as the recipient of the thirty-second annual Darlene Briggs Marine Industry Woman of the Year Award. The award was presented to Pilkington by the 2017 award recipient, Wanda Kenton Smith, on Sunday evening, Dec. 9, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen ...

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Smoker Craft names Krista Sparkes director of business, dealer development

Smoker Craft, Inc. announced today that Krista Sparkes has joined the company as Director of Business and Dealer Development. Sparkes brings extensive industry experience to the newly-created position, building on previous roles in powersports and marine sales and dealer operations. This includes nearly 17 years with Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), most recently as Vice President of Sales, North America – ...

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MRAA names scholarship recipients during awards celebration at MDCE

During its second annual Opening Night Awards Celebration on Dec. 9, the MRAA presented various members of the marine industry with scholarships across a variety of categories. The Awards Celebration took place on the first night of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Patrick Green named 2018 Kevin Lodder Scholarship recipient Patrick Green, Director of Certification and ...

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MarineMax hosts first-ever virtual yacht expo

MarineMax recently host the first ever Virtual Yacht Expo, Dec. 7 to Dec. 9. “As part of our commitment to providing the very best customer service, we are proud to bring the yachts to our potential customers,” said MarineMax CRO Chuck Cashman. From the comfort of their very own phone, tablet, or computer, customers were be able to experience the ...

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Boston Whaler receives honorary service, leadership degree

Boston Whaler has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Master of Business from the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce. The company was nominated by the city of Edgewater in recognition of its many years of dedicated service and leadership in the community. “We’re honored to receive this recognition,” said Boston Whaler Vice President of Strategic Engagement Rebecca Crews, a newly ...

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NMLA announces new board members, 2019 officers

The National Marine Lenders Association has announced the results of the association’s recent election for three board seats and the board’s confirmation of officers. The candidates elected to serve on the Board of Directors through 2021 are incumbent Jim Coburn, managing director, Coburn & Associates (MIch.), Ken Donner, senior vice president and director of retail marine credit for Shore Premier ...

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CDK Global Recreation, Sea Tow Services International announce new partnership

CDK Global Recreation and Sea Tow Services International have announced a partnership that will help deliver peace-of-mind and security to boaters all throughout North America. Beginning today, each of CDK Global Recreation’s 3,000-plus dealers will be given the opportunity to provide their customers with Sea Tow’s 24/7 on-water assistance programs with the simple click of a button. Whether it’s a ...

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ValvTect and Better Diesel FBC announce alliance

Marvin Griffin, President of ValvTect Petroleum Products has welcomed the opportunity to team up with Better Diesel FBC, Inc. to distribute Better Diesel FBC (Fuel Borne Catalyst) and work on other projects including new product development. “ValvTect has the expertise to help market this unique product to fuel distributors, fleets and truck stops throughout the country through our vast distribution ...

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Target online prospects based on behavior

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is a powerful strategy to reach customers. Targeting capabilities within platforms like Google are advanced and specific, allowing you to pinpoint audiences that are likely to be in the market for your products. However, online users don’t stay on a search engine forever. It is just the first step they take before visiting the website they ...

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