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MarineMax acquires Sail & Ski Center

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sail & Ski Center, a highly-awarded boat dealership operating in the fast-growing markets of Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Sail & Ski Center was founded in 1969 by the late Rod Malone, a well-respected and passionate boating enthusiast. Since the inception of Boating Industry’s ranking of the Top ...

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NMMA announces workforce development opportunities for members

As the NMMA works towards addressing the industry’s growing workforce challenges, we have created two new opportunities for NMMA members to help expand awareness for jobs in boating and engage/educate companies in solutions to recruit new hires. At the end of June, the NMMA is taking part at an annual conference for school guidance counselors, the ASCA Annual Conference.  The objective ...

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Correct Craft acquires Parker Boats

Correct Craft announced that Parker Boats has joined the Correct Craft family. Based in Beaufort, N.C., Parker is a 55-year-old company that builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats. While the acquisition allows Correct Craft to enter into a new segment of the marine industry with a new product line, it enables Parker to expand its production capacity and leverage ...

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Forbes names Brunswick among America’s best employers for 2019

Forbes Magazine has named Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) among America’s Best Employers for 2019.  The Company is ranked No. 219 for employers with 5,000 employees or more. The list of 500 honorees was announced by Forbes in partnership with Statista.com. This is the second consecutive year that Brunswick has been recognized. Brunswick, which was founded nearly 175 years ago, is ...

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NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary launches boater education course

NOAA recently announced the launch of a free, online boater education course designed to specifically inform the boating public about the natural and historical resources within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This educational tool, available in English and Spanish, complements existing safe boating courses and was developed with input from a variety of stakeholders, interest groups, and agencies. The sustained health of ...

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Newport International Boat Show teams up with 2019 charitable partner

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Leukemia Cup Regatta is its official Charitable Partner for the 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show. The organization will receive complimentary exhibit space at the event and the opportunity to educate and share information regarding their important mission to cure ...

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Marine Industries Association of South Florida break ground on new habitat for humanity build

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) board members, sponsors, and staff were on hand to break ground for the third time on a new Habit for Humanity home build, this time at A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach.  MIASF member companies, High Seas Yacht Service, Boat Owners Warehouse, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Neptune Boat Lifts, Ward’s ...

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Brunswick Boat Group to establish integrated manufacturing center

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that its boat group will establish its Merritt Island facility in Florida as an Integrated Manufacturing Center.  Since the wind-down of Sea Ray Sport Yacht and Yacht production operations at the site last year, the facility has been transitioning to become a hub of operations to support the growth and development of Sea Ray, Boston ...

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NMMA recaps first 100 days of the 116th Congress

Yesterday marked the one hundredth day of the 116th U.S. Congress, capping a hard charging stretch of legislative and regulatory action in Washington, D.C. NMMA’s strategic advocacy focus paid dividends in the first 100 days – engaging with the new Congress and the administration, while seizing on a range of victories and fighting off harmful measures impacting the recreational boating ...

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Groupe Beneteau Americas names new COO for North America

George Armendariz, CEO of Groupe Beneteau Americas, announced the appointment of Yannick Madiot as the group’s new chief operating officer for North America, effective since April 1st, 2019. Yannick Madiot is no stranger to Groupe Beneteau as he served as VP of Finance and Administration for Beneteau USA from 2002-2010. “We are very excited to have Yannick back on board ...

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