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Hatteras/CABO Yachts announces new partnership with SkipperBud’s

Hatteras/CABO Yachts recently announced the appointment of SkipperBud’s as its newest dealer. SkipperBud’s will represent the Hatteras brands exclusively in the Great Lakes region, including: Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio. The family-owned boat and yacht dealership has 18 locations throughout the Midwest and will carry the full Hatteras line from 45 to 105 feet, and the CABO line, starting with the new CABO 41. “This year, both Hatteras Yachts and SkipperBud’s are ...

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Trump Administration announces additional tariffs on Chinese products

Late last week, President Trump announced that trade talks between the U.S. and China had broken down and that, beginning Sep. 1, 2019, the U.S. will impose a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of goods not already subject to previous Section 301 trade actions. The NMMA said it has long cautioned against levying additional tariffs on China, which ...

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Johnson Outdoors reports Q3 FY 2019 results

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:JOUT) reported increased sales for the company’s 2019 third fiscal quarter ending June 28, 2019. The company stated that continued growth in fishing drove higher revenue during the third quarter and fiscal 2019 year-to-date period. "Outstanding new product success over the past three years continues to power growth in fishing and sets the stage for exciting innovations ...

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Lowrance and MotorGuide sign long-term cooperation agreement

Lowrance and MotorGuide have announced their continued partnership after signing a long-term cooperation agreement in July. Both brands will continue to collaborate on sonar compatibility and chartplotter integration between MotorGuide trolling motors and Lowrance sonar and chartplotter technologies. “We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Lowrance,” said Kevin Read, MotorGuide senior product manager. “Both our new Tour and Xi ...

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Minnesota state senator visits Lund, Crestliner

Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen recently visited Brunswick’s Lund and Crestliner facility in New York Mills, Minn. to meet with members of the leadership team, tour the plant, and speak with several of the 560 employees regarding the company’s operations as well as challenges facing the recreational marine industry. The NMMA says plant visits with elected officials are important opportunities ...

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MarineMax raises over $20,000 for March of Dimes

MarineMax Pompano recently raised over $20,000 to benefit the March of Dimes, with an exclusive Sea Ray Customer Appreciation Casino Night fundraiser and auction.  "The MarineMax Pompano team would like to thank everyone who attended our Sea Ray Customer Appreciation Casino Night. Thanks to you, we've raised over $20,000 for the March of Dimes," said Kyle Roney, general manager of MarineMax ...

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Southern Marinas acquires The Boathouse at Front Street Village

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced today the purchase of The Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort, N.C., on Aug. 1, 2019. The Boathouse is located minutes from the heart of downtown Beaufort with easy access to the Intercoastal Waterway. Bucky and Wendi Oliver, the original developers of the ...

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ATX Surf Boats launches new brand worldwide

ATX Surf Boats hit the water today with a global product launch and brand introduction. "ATX Surf Boats energizes peoples’ lives with maximal experiences and a minimal investment, giving the broader market a unique entry into the inboard segment," said a statement from the company. “We have created the new ATX Surf Boats brand and product line with sole focus on ...

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BRP completes Telwater acquisition

BRP announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater Pty, Ltd ("Telwater"), Australia's leading manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers. As BRP’s third boat acquisition, BRP says Telwater’s addition to the Marine Group is another step in helping create a strong offering and foundation to expand into new markets, with the objective of ...

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Trade registration for NMMA boat and sportshows now open

Trade registration — which offers access to NMMA’s 18 boat and sportshows — opened August 1. The special trade badge from NMMA, allows entrance to an NMMA show two hours prior to opening each day. Trade registration is open to all members of the marine industry. See 2020 rates outlined below. Members  Early Bird Pricing: August 1–November 15, 2019: ComplimentaryNovember 16–April 2020: ...

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