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Blue Mind — Making life better!

If you know much about our company, Correct Craft, you know that we take our organization’s “Why” of “Making Life Better” seriously. Often people view our company through the lens of the philanthropy and global service work that we are known for, but, while we like to make life better in those ways, we also work hard to ensure that ...

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Mercury Racing launches 450R outboard

Steeped in Mercury Racing DNA, the 450R features a 4.6-liter V8 FourStroke powerhead boosted by an exclusive Mercury Racing supercharger to produce 450 peak propshaft horsepower and 40% higher torque than the 400R.   At over 300 pounds lighter than the nearest competitor, the new 450R delivers a new power-to-weight ratio in a compact, efficient package. The 450R offers the ...

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NMMA accepting 2019 Hall of Fame Award nominations

Nominations for the NMMA Hall of Fame Award are being accepted through July 17, 2019. Launched in 1988, the NMMA Hall of Fame award honors an individual who has or is currently generating substantial and lasting contributions to the advancement of the marine industry. It recognizes marine leaders whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality, innovation ...

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Congressman tours Scout Boats, holds workforce roundtable

On Monday, Representative Joe Cunningham (D-SC-1) met with recreational boating industry leaders – including representatives from Scout Boats, Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, Zodiac, Stingray Boats, and NMMA – at Scout Boats’ facility in Summersville, S.C. to discuss the recreational boating industry’s workforce challenges and infrastructure needs. Congressman Cunningham also toured Scout Boats’ plant prior to the roundtable discussion – which includes ...

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NMEA announces educational lineup for 2019 conference

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will hold their annual international convention together at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel, Portsmouth / Norfolk, Virginia on Sept. 16-20. Registration for the 2019 NMEA/RTCM Marine Electronics Conference & Expo is now open for attendees. New for 2019, on both Monday and Friday, Sept. 16 and ...

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B&G, Simrad announce new VHF radios with AIS capabilities

B&G announced the release of its first VHF radio with a fully integrated Class B AIS transceiver, the V60-B VHF radio. For the first time, a VHF radio can transmit your vessel’s position over AIS. The V60-B has a large screen, intuitive interface, built-in AIS Class B transceiver, a front-mountable design for easy installation and optional wireless handsets with inductive ...

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Groupe Beneteau names new CEO

Groupe Beneteau's board of directors has appointed its Chairman, Jérôme de Metz, as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Hervé Gastinel. Alongside this appointment, the boat division’s management board is also evolving to unite the group's teams, brands, design units and plants around a stronger shared project. This project is based around a cross-cutting approach and will be reflected in the creation ...

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NMMA, coalition partners participate in new tariff hearings

Yesterday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held the first day of hearings regarding proposed Section 301 tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products (List 4). Held at the International Trade Commission, NMMA participated by bringing items that would be affected by the administration's newest round of proposed tariffs. NMMA was joined by representatives from the ...

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Dr. Sam Potolicchio named keynote speaker for IBEX Industry Breakfast

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the details of its annual Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony. Scheduled for opening day of this year’s show in the Grand Ballroom of the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel, doors will open at 7 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. The annual event will include several award presentations ...

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Garmin mourns the loss of co-founder Gary Burrell

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced that Gary Burrell, aviation pioneer and co-founder of Garmin Ltd., passed away on June 12, 2019, at the age of 81. Burrell retired in 2002 and continued to serve as Garmin’s co-chairman until 2004 when he was named Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Burrell co-founded Garmin with Dr. Min Kao in 1989 ...

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