Author Archives: Adam Quandt

Boating Industry issues final call for 2023 Top Products submissions

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Due to overwhelming response and understanding of the busyness of the industry, Boating Industry has extended the deadline for accepting submissions for its 2023 Top Products. The submission form will close Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5 p.m. CST. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2022, is eligible. Many of you have released exciting new products at ...

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Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville receives top honors at annual conference

Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine took home top honors at the 2023 Freedom Forum, the company’s annual franchise conference. Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, handed out awards to franchise owners from across the country during the five-day event which also featured engaging workshops that allowed an exchange of ideas between franchise owners and ...

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ABYC opens nominations for Outstanding Technician Awards

As part of the upcoming International Marine Service Technician Week, scheduled April 24-29, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will present the “2023 Outstanding Technician Awards.” Five winners will receive a $100 VISA gift card, technician prize pack with various giveaways, and will be featured on ABYC’s website and social media. Submissions will be accepted through April 14. “We ...

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Bavaria Yachts names new COO

Norbert Leifeld named COO of Bavaria Yachts.

On April 1, 2023, Norbert Leifeld will join Bavaria Yachts as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, he will be responsible for product development and operations and form, as the second managing director, the Management Board together with Marc Diening, the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Bavaria Yachts. Norbert Leifeld has worked as a management ...

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VETUS announces new purpose-built HQ

VETUS announced plans for a new headquarters facility.

VETUS recently announced plans to build new headquarters in the same neighborhood of Schiedam, where VETUS founder Willem den Ouden started the business from his home, nearly 60 years ago. The plans for the new 102,000 square-foot facility offer a thoughtfully laid out office space to encourage collaboration and creativity and will vastly improve the employee environment. It will also ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters helps Georgia DNR power jon boats for Stephen C. Foster State Park visitors

Yamaha Rightwaters continues its support of Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by powering six jon boats with Yamaha F6 outboards in Stephen C. Foster State Park. The outboards give visitors the opportunity to fish, birdwatch and explore the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest blackwater swamp in the U.S. “Stephen C. Foster State Park allows visitors to experience the Okefenokee Swamp ...

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Nautical Ventures named North American Seabob Dealer of the Year

Nautical Ventures named Seabob North American Dealer of the Year.

In a small, private ceremony held in the Seabob department of Nautical Ventures flagship store in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Roger Moore was handed the Dealer of the Year award from Claus Gruner, CEO of Cayago Americas, Inc., parent company for Seabob. In his presentation speech, Claus acknowledged the accomplishments of Nautical Ventures, having sold over 100 Seabobs in 2022. “In ...

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Hubbell, Ward’s celebrate 60 years of collaboration

Hubbell Marine and Ward's Marine Electronics celebrate 60 years of collaboration.

Hubbell Marine Electrical Products and Ward's Marine Electric are celebrating their 60th anniversary. This collaboration is marked with a strong distributor relationship, manufacturing partnership and shared desire to improve the marine electrical experience. Ward's Marine Electric was founded in 1950 by Ward Eshleman Sr. It has remained a family-owned south Florida business known for marine electrical engineering, surveying, refit and ...

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Discover Boating to host webinar on next gen boaters

On the heels of Discover Boating’s audience segmentation and behavior research, which was leveraged to create the recent launch of the Discover Boating brand identity and "See You Out Here" campaign, the organization will be hosting an all-industry webinar on March 30. Participants will learn more about the latest data into the next generation segments to understand behavioral shifts post-pandemic. ...

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Nimbus Group acquires EdgeWater Boats

Nimbus Group recently announced it has acquired EdgeWater Power Boats and entered a strategic partnership that will solidify and expand their reach and investments in the U.S., the single largest powerboat market in the world. EdgeWater Power Boats’ story started in 1992 with a vision from the legendary engineer, Bob Daugherty, that wanted to build boats with integrally stable hulls. ...

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