Author Archives: Adam Quandt

At the Helm: Sailing into the holidays

By David Gee I love this time of year; for its festiveness, for the chance to gather with friends and family, for ancient stories and meaningful traditions. However, as a boater and watersports enthusiast living where there is winter, I am less of a fan of this time of year. More accurately though, I am fine with December, it’s just ...

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2019 Best in Class

Boating Industry has recognized eight companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for Top 100 companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2019. Best Customer Service — Jerry's Majestic Marine, Lake Geneva, Wis.Best Service Department — Causeway Marine Sales LLC, Manahawkin, N.J.Best Marketing — Marine Sales Group, Memphis, Tenn.Best ...

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The Top 100 Legends

By Jonathan Sweet Here at Boating Industry, we have been recognizing the best boat dealers in North America for 15 years. Every company on this year’s list is worthy of recognition. And I’m thrilled to see a record number of new applicants bring a fresh perspective to the program in 2019. At the same time, we’d be remiss if we ...

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NMMA seeking entries for MIBS 2020 Innovation Awards

NMMA has issued a call for companies to enter new products for the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. NMMA calls the awards "the industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market." The deadline for entry is Jan. 10, 2020. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will ...

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Lowe Boats names new general manager

Lowe Boats has named Greg Falkner as general manager effective immediately.  Falkner joins Brunswick from Harley-Davidson where he worked in a variety of leadership positions since 2001, most recently leading H-D’s Parts and Accessories Product Portfolio where he led a team of category & product managers in the developed and execution of consumer-driven growth plans for this $400 million business. ...

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Mercury Marine raises hurricane relief funds through T-shirt sales

Mercury Marine announced that proceeds from sales of a special, Bahamas‑themed T‑shirt have resulted in a donation of more than $15,000 to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. With a pledge to donate the profits, Mercury began offering the shirt at its apparel website, MercuryDockstore.com, shortly after Dorian hit the Bahamas in early September. The ...

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MRAA announces 2020 Dealer Week dates, location

Next week MRAA’s new conference and expo, Dealer Week, will kick off in Tampa, Fla. However, MRAA said plans are already underway for the 2020 event, which the association announced will take place Dec. 8-11 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. “The MRAA has many members in the western half of the U.S. —  and in Texas itself ...

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Sea-Fire debuts new engineered fire system

Sea-Fire Marine has introduced its first US Coast Guard-approved 3M™ Novec™ 1230 engineered fire suppression system available at 725 psi (50 bar). The new fully customizable MN-Series provides greater flexibility when designing or retrofitting a vessel's fire suppression system and is ideal for commercial or recreational vessels up to 300-feet. The MN-Series debuts at the International WorkBoat Show, Dec. 4–6, ...

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Tapplock one+ Smart Padlock

Sturdy, secure and easy to use, all certainly good things when it comes to a padlock. A simple press of the power button and place your finger on the sensor and you’re unlocked. What sets the one+ Smart Padlock from Tapplock apart from others is the ability to unlock with a preset user fingerprint, meaning there’s no need to keep ...

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MasterCraft names new CEO

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc., parent entity of MasterCraft, NauticStar and Crest, today announced that its board of directors has named current board chair and interim chief executive officer, Frederick A. Brightbill, as the company’s new permanent CEO, effective immediately. Brightbill assumed the role of Interim CEO following Terry McNew’s resignation in October 2019. Concurrently, Roch Lambert, CEO of Curt Group, an automotive product aftermarket ...

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