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ABYC announces 11th annual Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, has announced its 11th annual ABYC Standards Week, Jan. 6-10, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ABYC standards cover all major boat systems and a broad range of topics including U.S. Federal requirements. The standards are ...

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Tampa Boat Show set to open tomorrow

The Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show® Presented by West Marine kicks off tonight with a sneak peek VIP event and officially opens to the public tomorrow at the Tampa Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The region’s largest and longest-running boat show will open its doors with nearly 400 boats and accessories for all different interests and price ranges. This year’s show, which ...

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Nautical Ventures acquires 2 Florida west coast dealerships

Nautical Ventures Group, headquartered in Dania Beach, Fla., has reached an agreement to purchase two Outpost Marine Group locations in Tampa Bay and Sarasota Florida. Plans are underway to rebrand both dealerships under the Nautical Ventures moniker and they will co-display as Nautical Ventures and Outpost during the upcoming NMMA Tampa Boat Show, October 25– 27. Founder and owner of ...

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Brunswick announces third quarter financial results

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today reported results for the third quarter of 2019. "Our third quarter performance reflects the continued successful execution of our marine strategy and reinforces the tremendous confidence we have in the future growth opportunities within each of our businesses," said Brunswick chief executive officer David Foulkes. "Both gross and operating margins expanded during the quarter, despite ...

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MarineMax becomes BoatUS repair provider

Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help with insurance claim repair work from the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer with dozens of local repair and service facilities across ...

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NMMA looks to create more outdoor recreation offices

With seven states remaining in legislative session this late in the year, the NMMA state advocacy team is continuing to engage on a range of policies, while analyzing some of the major issues that surfaced during the 2019 legislative sessions. In 2019, several states established outdoor recreation offices, bringing the total to 16, and NMMA and the association’s coalition partners ...

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American Sportfishing Association recognizes industry, conservation leaders

During the 2019 Sportfishing Summit, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recognized four individuals who dedicated their careers to help ensure that the industry, and anglers across the U.S., have well-managed fisheries, clean water, access to our public lands and waters and a viable business environment. In addition, ASA awarded its first-place Angling Awareness Award to a veteran outdoor writer whose work is ...

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Whitecap Industries awards 2019 Outstanding Sales Rep

During the 2019 International Boatbuilders' Exhibition and Conference in Tampa, Fla., Whitecap Industries awarded Mark Goodman of SGL Sales and Marketing the 2019 Outstanding Sales Rep Award. Founded in 1958 as an independent manufacturer's representative agency to serve the marine aftermarket, SGL Sales and Marketing has continuously expanded over the last 60 years to include more and more products. Goodman ...

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Mercury receives record donations for annual food drive

Mercury Marine’s annual “Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger” food drive to benefit the Fondy Food Pantry has raised close to $13,000 — a new record for food and cash donations. For a full week, Mercury employees in Fond du Lac participate in one of the most popular company events of the year. In 2019, Mercury employees contributed 4,811 pounds of nonperishable food ...

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Trump Administration announces Section 301 List 4A exclusion process

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced that on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 it will begin accepting tariff exclusion requests for Chinese products subject to an additional 15% tariff (Section 301 List 4A) that went into effect on Sep. 1, 2019. Exclusion requests will be received via USTR’s online exclusion request processing portal at exclusions.ustr.gov – details regarding the ...

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