Author Archives: Adam Quandt

Senate passes Great American Outdoors Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. “Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and increased uncertainty as the country continues the process of reopening, it is encouraging to see our nation’s policymakers coming together and prioritizing legislation that ensures both local economies and families can reap the benefits of outdoor recreation activities ...

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NMMA: Manufacturing picks up in May, PWC sales surge

New data from the NMMA shows a pickup in manufacturing activity in May with seasonally adjusted wholesale shipments of outboard engines, PWCs, wake sport boats, and jet boats seeing increases ranging from 19% to 160% compared to April when business productivity was halted due to the pandemic. Data also shows an unprecedented increase in personal watercraft (PWC) seasonally adjusted sales ...

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Brunswick names new CFO, Treasurer

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Brunswick Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ryan M. Gwillim as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. He succeeds William L. Metzger, Senior vice president and chief financial officer, who will retire from Brunswick effective July 10, 2020. “We are excited to promote Ryan to this position. His experience with the company in a variety of important leadership ...

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Barletta Boats readies for plant expansion

Barletta Boat Company announced plans to expand its operations in Elkhart County and nearly double its Indiana workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs over the next few years. "With homegrown Hoosier companies like Barletta at the helm, Indiana will continue driving its economy forward, positioning our state for long-term economic stabilization and growth,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim ...

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Torqeedo announces management team changes

Torqeedo recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team, which in future will comprise Dr. Ralf Plieninger and Dr. Michael Rummel. Founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin is moving to the advisory board where he and Dr. Frank Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of DEUTZ AG, will continue to advise and support the company.  “As the founder of Torqeedo, Christoph Ballin ...

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Safe Harbor acquires 100th marina

Safe Harbor Marinas recently announced the acquisition of its 99th and 100th marinas. The company has added Great Island Marina in Harpswell, Maine and Sportsman Marina on the Alabama Gulf Shores to its portfolio of facilities. The acquisitions expand Safe Harbor's network to 100 marinas across 22 states. They are part of the company's ongoing program to grow and diversify its portfolio. ...

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Discover Boating sees record web traffic in May

Discover Boating saw some of its strongest performance and growth in May compared to the same period last year. Continuing and building on the successes reported in April, DiscoverBoating.com saw an unprecedented 279% growth in organic site traffic, which translates to more visitors coming to the website without clicking on an ad. With summer kicking off, boating is top of mind for ...

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Boating BC launches next phase of abandoned boat education and awareness program

For decades, abandoned boats have increasingly littered coastal shorelines and waterways, posing an environmental and safety risk. As concerns mounted, Boating BC Association was among those advocating action. With the help of Transport Canada, Boating BC made the important decision three years ago to establish the national Abandoned Boats Program. One key aspect of the program involves the identification, removal ...

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C-MAP launches new site for recreational boaters

C-MAP announced the launch of the new C-MAP website catered to recreational boaters. C-MAP said the new website, www.c-map.com, features content covering the entire C-MAP range, is optimized for mobile devices and delivers an enhanced user experience – making it easier for consumers to find the chart they need via new location, chart or device compatibility searches. Consumers who want to ...

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Benny Cenac of Houma and the history of tugboats

Benny Cenac of Cenac Marine Services was tremendously proud of the tug his team worked tirelessly to complete: the Quincy Cenac.

Sponsored Content By Cenac Marine Services Arlen “Benny” Cenac looks out the window of his Main Iron Works office to see another barge being towed by a majestic, shining tugboat along the Mississippi River channel that buttresses his shipyard. The barge might have been filled with tanks of crude oil or cargo—bringing supplies down the Mississippi River to the Gulf ...

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