Author Archives: BoatingIndustry

Watson Island megayacht marina given OK by Florida cabinet

MIAMI – The Flagstone’s Island Gardens project, approved by voters in 2001, finally won approval of the Florida cabinet, according to Miami News Today. The project, a luxury hotel, retail, and megayacht marina complex to be built on the public-owned Watson Island, has been delayed 10 years because the terms of the agreement between the developer and the Florida cabinet ...

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Tigé showcases new website, product line at 2011 dealer meeting

ABILENE, Texas – The Tigé Boats dealer meeting, an annual event for the worldwide dealer network, was held at The Cliffs Resort at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas. At the meeting, Tigé unveiled its 2012 product line and introduced the new Tigé Boats website. The new website allows customers to take a closer look at the Tigé product lines and ...

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FTL Solar launches new websites

AUSTIN, Texas – FTL Solar, LLC, is launching a new website geared towards consumers that will serve as a way for the company to better educate potential buyers on the features and benefits of their Powerfold and Powermod lines of products. FTL Solar manufactures solar structures and fabrics for military and personal use. The new website will feature photos, videos, ...

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Sea Tow launches new holiday marketing plan

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – Sea Tow Services announced their holiday season membership offer, the Sea Tow Gold Card Gift membership. The Sea Tow Gold Card covers boaters on every boat they own, rent, charter, lease, or borrow. A full list of member benefits and privileges for the Sea Tow Gold Card can be found on Sea Tow’s website. Sea Tow Services ...

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Defender Industries, ActiveCaptain announce Defender 1st program

WATERFORD, Conn. – Defender industries announced that beginning Sept. 14, the Defender 1st program will roll out to ActiveCaptain’s 100,000 boaters worldwide. Defender Industries will be the only retailer that ActiveCaptain is working with for the new program. The new program will offer a new time-sensitive deal every week, across a variety of price points and products. The offer will ...

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FYBA joins Hurricane Irene relief in Bahamas

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), along with National Marine Suppliers and G&G Shipping, is asking for donations to help assist with the relief effort in the Bahamas. The groups are asking for donations of building materials (plywood, lumber, felt, shingles, tar paper, Visqueen, roofing nails), food, water and toiletries. For a full list of items ...

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IMBC adds golf tournament to schedule

WARREN, R.I. – The International Marina Boatyard Conference (IMBC) in Orlando, Fla., will be holding a golf tournament for attendees at Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Sponsorships are available for the tournament, with proceeds from the event going toward the Neil Ross Fund, which aids marina professionals with costs to attend training courses. Companies can sponsor ...

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William F. Miller announces partnership with Furrion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Furrion, manufacturers of shore power products for OEM manufacturers and distributors worldwide, recently announced that it would be entering into a partnership with William F. Miller and Associates. With the agreement, William F. Miller will carry Furrion’s line of products at their marine dealers across the South and Midwest. Furrion, headquartered in Waterbury, Conn., specializes in wiring ...

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UASC announces three new directors

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. – The nonprofit organization United Anglers of Southern California (UASC) recently named Breck Furnish, Cathy Needleman and Wendy Tochihara to its Board of Directors. Breck Furnish has over 38 years in the outdoors and sporting goods business in the Western U.S. He is an avid saltwater fisherman and fly fisher and has represented manufacturers in the industry. ...

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Boating and Outdoor Festival’s exhibitor sales exceed 2010

LIVONIA, Mich. – The Boating and Outdoor Recreation Festival in Livonia, Mich., recently announced that this year’s festival at the Metro Beach Metropark has signed up more exhibitors and sold more space than the 2010 event. “The positive experience MBIA created last year has encouraged past exhibitors to sign up earlier and new exhibitors to join the successful event,” said ...

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