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Nominations for the 2019 Movers & Shakers now open

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as ...

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Registration opens for IBEX 2019

Registration is now open for the 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. “The entire IBEX team has been working tirelessly to prepare for the opening ...

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BRP reports Q1 FY 2020 results

BRP Inc. reported its financial results for the three-month period ended April 30, 2019. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. “We have experienced strong retail momentum in North America and Europe with all our sectors trending positively, and we are very satisfied with our year-over-year revenue growth of 17%, even while operating in a dynamic environment. ...

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Tige Boats announces new director of marketing

Tige Boats, Inc. announced Courtney Wagley has been promoted to the Director of Marketing. Wagley first joined TeamTige in 2012 as Communications Coordinator and continued to grow her role into the Marketing Manager position as of 2015. “It’s an extremely exciting time to be a part of TeamTige,” stated Wagley. “The Tige brand as a whole is on fire with ...

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Mercury Marine plant achieves ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), announced that a major plant operation at its global headquarters is a "Zero Waste to Landfill" facility. The accomplishment represents a significant stride in the company's ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission, which includes a focus on protecting and preserving the environment. "People use and enjoy our products out in ...

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Galeon Yacts names MarineMax Fort Myers top retailer

 Galeon Yachts presented MarineMax Fort Myers with top accolades as the No. 1 retailer in the world for the second year in a row. On May 16, 2019, a small group of people toasted the global success of the Galeon Yachts Brand. The celebration took place at Deep Lagoon Seafood and Oyster House, an on-water restaurant that overlooks the channel ...

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Hatteras/CABO Yachts names new North Carolina dealer

Hatteras/CABO Yachts recently announced that it has appointed Riggs Yacht Sales in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as a new boat dealer. Riggs Yacht Sales will represent the entire Hatteras line of luxury sportfishing yachts and motoryachts from 45 to 105 feet, as well as the newly re-introduced CABO brand fishing boats. Led by Owner John D Riggs and President Thom Cross, ...

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U.S. Trade Representative announces exclusion process for list 3 of Section 301 tariffs

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the first details regarding the exclusion process for Chinese products on List 3 ($200 billion) of the Section 301 duties. USTR had previously stated that an exclusion process for List 3 was to be implemented along with the increase in the tariff rate from 10 percent to 25 percent. The Federal Register notice released by ...

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Discover Boating launches marketing campaign

The Discover Boating national marketing campaign is underway to empower new audiences to get out on the water. Campaign programming taps into emotional ROI (benefits of boating), experience (accessibility and excitement of the boating lifestyle), barrier breakdown (debunking myths about boat ownership) and education (functional information to make informed decisions). Keep an eye on your screens this summer for these ...

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House committee holds hearing on modernizing infrastructure

Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing to discuss “The LIFT America Act” – legislation that would rebuild and modernize the nation’s infrastructure, including expanding access to broadband. In a news release, NMMA welcomed the hearing, as the association continues its push for updating outdoor recreation infrastructure in any comprehensive legislation. During the hearing, ...

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