Author Archives: BoatingIndustry

Brunswick, ADP sign exclusive dealer offering

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Brunswick dealer services team recently signed a deal with ADP Lightspeed, makers of business outsourcing software and solutions, to provide exclusive support and special pricing deals to the entire Brunswick marine dealer network. The exclusive ADP Lightspeed deals are available through the Brunswick Dealer Advantage program, which is free to dealers. "Brunswick Dealer Advantage is ...

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Garner Award presented to NASBLA CEO

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) recently presented the association's CEO John M. Johnson with the William B. Garner National Boating Safety Leadership award in recognition of his efforts helping the non-profit to grow. The award was presented at the annual meeting for NASBLA Sept. 10-14 in Milwaukee. The Garner award was created to ...

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NASBLA names new association president

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Capt. Mike Fields of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife was elected as president of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) at the association's annual meeting Sept. 10-14 in Milwaukee, Wis. Fields held every officer position within the Southern States Boating Law Administrators Association (SSBLAA), including president during '08-'09, along with several vice ...

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Raymarine wins ‘Best New Product’ award

MERRIMACK, N.H. - Marine electronic manufacturer Raymarine won the "Best New Product" award at the 2011 Newport International Boat Show for its e7 multifunction display. The e7 mimics a wifi server, allowing boaters to stream live video through Apple mobile devices, like the iPhone and iPhone. With the e7, anyone within WiFi range can see whatever is on the display ...

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Sun Country Marine hosts first Aquapalooza

ONTARIO, Canada - Sun Country Marine, which has dealerships in Ontario as well as Oakland and Dana Point, Calif., recently hosted its first Aquapalooza at Lake Havasu, Ariz., on Sept. 17. The event was sponsored by Sun Country Marine, Sea Ray, 95.1 KFRG Radio, Thompson Bay Lake Havasu and The Nautical Inn. Aquapalooza events are hosted around North American and ...

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Regal Marine is hiring

ORLANDO, Fla. - Regal Marine Industries recently announced that it is hiring immediately for positions in the marine industry. Regal is seeking experienced workers for assembly, lamination and other manufacturing positions. Regal is also hiring a customer service/warranty technician. Interested applicants can contact Mark Kellum at mkellum@regalboats.com or by phone at 407-447-9360. Can’t get enough boating news? Subscribe to our ...

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William F. Miller signs partnership with Faria

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - William F. Miller and Associates recently signed a deal with Faria Instruments, making Faria's instrument and gauge products available to their network of OEM and aftermarket customers. The Thomas G. Faria Corporation offers digital and analog gauges and instrumentation for many different marine. military and industry uses, including their engine monitoring instrumentation and marine computers systems. William ...

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Powerboat sales continue upward trend

MIAMI - Sales of 15-Foot or greater powerboats reached into positive growth this August for first time since November 2005, according to Info-Link Technologies Inc.'s Bellwether Report. The report provides a rolling 12-month year-over-year percent change in unit sales and has been updated through August. Sales for all powerboats increased about 2 percent in August, showing positive, but slowing, growth. ...

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NMMA files suit challenging EPA ethanol rules

CHICAGO - The National Marine Manufacturers Association along with the Engine Products Group (EPG) recently filed a suit at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the EPA's rules regarding gas pump warning labels and other misuse controls for gasoline pumps containing up to 15 percent ethanol. The EPG is a coalition made up of the National ...

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Bellingham Marine signs agreement to curtail unauthorized workers

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Marina builder Bellingham Marine recently signed a two-year agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) to participate in a program designed to help businesses comply with employment laws. The ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) is voluntary and is designed to help employers comply with employment laws by training them and providing them with ...

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