Author Archives: Adam Quandt

SureShade relocates to Florida

Lippert Components, Inc. (“LCI”) announced the relocation of SureShade manufacturing from Philadelphia, Penn. to Sarasota, Fla.. SureShade will now operate out of the Taylor Made facility in Sarasota effective April 27, 2020. “All along our number one goal as an organization has always been to emphasize more responsive customer service. With the majority of our customers being based in the ...

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MarineMax reports Q2 results

MarineMax, Inc. announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2020. Revenue grew almost 2% to $308.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 from $303.6 million for the comparable quarter last year. Same-store sales for the quarter increased over 1% on top of a 12% during the same period last year. Income before taxes was $6.7 ...

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Mercury Marine wins energy efficiency award

Mercury Marine was named a winner of the 2020 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award by Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program. The award, timed to coincide with Earth Day, honors Wisconsin businesses, organizations and communities that make outstanding efforts toward energy efficiency. The winners are chosen by Focus on Energy staff who work with program participants across the state. Focus on Energy ...

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Boating United, BoatPAC launch new website

The recreational boating community – led by NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) – announced that the Boating United grassroots advocacy website has been transitioned to a new, more robust platform called SparkInfluence. The new Boating United website – which is now home to BoatPAC as well – will allow the community to be more effective in its virtual advocacy ...

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ORR brings on new VP

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), America’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations working to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities, has hired successful business entrepreneur and strategist, Lindsey Davis to offer increased support to its members during these difficult times. ORR added that a collective voice is needed now more than ...

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Mercury Racing employees join fight against COVID-19

Three home-bound Mercury Racing employees are using personal 3D printers to support community efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. When Steve Wynveen, a development engineering manager at Mercury Racing, learned that Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee had posted a pattern and instructions for home sewers to create cloth face masks, he discovered a way to pitch in. "One of ...

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Siren Marine names new CMO

Newport, Rhode Island-based Siren Marine has announced the hiring of Kate MacKay to serve as the company’s new chief marketing officer (CMO).  In her new post, MacKay will direct and oversee all marketing activities for Siren Marine, bringing to bear her strategic planning experience and track record of success across a diverse business landscape, including financial services and the toy/entertainment ...

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DockMaster appoints new president

DockMaster, a provider of technology solutions dedicated to the marina and marine industry has announced the appointment of Kent Howard as its new president. As of April 13, 2020, he has assumed the company’s day-to-day leadership responsibilities.  The company said it is excited to have Howard on board, who brings decades of experience in the hospitality industry with him. Howard, a 17-year ...

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Polaris shifts boat manufacturing strategy

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Polaris Inc. recently announced it has made the strategic decision to focus its marine investments and growth efforts on its flagship boating brands. As a result, Polaris will stop producing Rinker, Striper and Larson FX boat brands at its Syracuse, Indiana plant in June. “This decision was made after extensive consideration of every available alternative,” said Bob Mack, president of ...

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Palm Beach Boat Show postpones new dates

The 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) - set for May 14 -17 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach - has been postponed until further notice. The decision came after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' executive order issuing a statewide stay-at-home directive through at least April 30.“We fully support the decision as the health and safety of our visitors, ...

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