Author Archives: BoatingIndustry

Fort Lauderdale boat show to launch smartphone app

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Show Management, which hosts and produces several Florida boat shows, plans to launch its MyBoatShow smartphone app at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 27-31. MyBoatShow will be available for the iPhone and Android marketplaces for this year's show. The app will help attendees navigate the docks, land areas and tents of the various ...

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Virtual marine trade show coming this October

CHAPIN, S.C. - Ellett Brothers will be hosting a "Boatload of Savings" virtual trade show during the month of October for qualifying marine dealers. The virtual marine trade show will run the entire month of October. Qualifying dealers simply call an Ellett Brothers sales representative while browsing the virtual show book. Special deals, such as extended terms, priority shipments, free ...

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Mist-er-Comfort adds 5 new dealers in Gulf area

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. - Mist-er-Comfort Inc., a manufacturer of marine misting systems for boats and yachts, announced that it has added five new dealer-installers to its network in the Florida and Caribbean area. The new dealers are: Canvas Designers, Riviera Beach, Fla., Lighthouse Yacht Service, Delray Beach, Fla., South Florida Marine, Lantana, Fla., Environmental Misting, Cape Canaveral, Fla. and President ...

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NAM survey reports Americans still value strong manufacturing sector

WASHINGTON - The National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM) Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Deloitte, recently released the results of a survey of the American public that showed 86 percent of respondents believe that the country's manufacturing base is "important" or "very important" to their way of life. The National Marine Manufacturers Association highlighted the study in a recent newsletter. The ...

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Scout Boats awards top dealers at annual dealer meeting

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Scout Boats Inc. recently awarded its Top 10 Dealer Sales Awards at the company's 2012 Model Year Dealer Meeting, held Sept. 11-12 in Charleston, S.C. The awards are given to the top 10 Scout dealers from around the world based on sales figures from the previous year. The Top 10 Dealer Sales Award Winners for 2011 were: ...

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MMA calls for entries for marketing awards

GOTHA, Fla. - The Marine Marketers of America (MMA) recently sent out its last call for entries for the 2011 Neptune Awards for Marketing Excellence, to be awarded at the group's annual meeting at the Fort Lauderdale International boat Show on Oct. 27. The competition is open to any company or organization that produced marine-industry marketing work between Sept.1, 2010, ...

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NMMA: Discover Boating Resource Center offers on-water experiences

CHICAGO - The Discover Boating Resource Center, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard, is offering boaters and would-be boaters the opportunity to receive hands-on training and on-the-water experience this year at the Norwalk Boat Show, Sept. 22-25. Discover Boating is offering five courses at the Norwalk Boat Show: Close Quarters Powerboat Handling, Advanced Docking Experience, Essential ...

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Interlux Waterfront Challenge voting available on Facebook

UNION, N.J. - The Interlux Waterfront Challenge is calling for the boating community to vote on Facebook to help judges choose regional winners for the 2011 contest. Interlux will award $50,000 in grants to organizations that have created sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their community. The contest page can be accessed on Facebook. Qualifying projects are posted on the wall ...

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BoatUS: Discounts on insurance available for BoatUS members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has signed a new partnership with GEICO insurance to offer a discount on auto and home or renters insurance for BoatUS members. Under the new agreement, BoatUS members may receive a discount of up to 8% on auto insurance, and may save on home and renters insurance as ...

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NSHOF launches American Women in Sailing Story Project

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame announced the debut of the American Women In Sailing Story Project. The story project will collect films, videos, written and audio narratives, and photo galleries, to create a collection of stories about American women in sailing. Entries for the collection can be submitted through the American Women In Sailing ...

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