Author Archives: BoatingIndustry

New Muskegon Boat Time show scheduled

Muskegon Lake will be host to Muskegon Boat Time, a new festival for the community from August 15-21 MUSKEGON, Mich. The event is meant to promote boating in Muskegon, and events include music, an inflatable dinghy poker run, museum exhibits and demonstrations. The event will also highlight historic “Muskegon Boat Time is in direct alignment with where the business community ...

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Mystic Seaport to host antique marine engine expo

The Mystic Seaport Museum of the American Sea will host the 20th Annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition on Aug. 20-21 MYSTIC, Conn. — The Mystic Seaport Museum of the American Sea will host the 20th Annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition on Aug. 20-21. The display will include nearly 300 examples of early marine engines, included some from the museum’s own ...

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NMMA sends action alert

CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association, in a letter from president Thom Dammrich, is urging its members to contact the National Labor Relations Board in opposition of the proposed Quick-Snap election rules. The NMMA says that the proposed rules would “ambush companies and would give employers as few as 10 days to communicate with their employees between the time ...

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Brunswick, Constellation launch DMS

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brunswick's dealer services team, through Brunswick Dealer Advantage, is now offering state-of-the-art dealer management software support for the entire marine dealer network with exclusive preferred pricing on leading IDEAL and IDS products and services from Constellation Dealership Software, a division of Constellation Software Inc., an over $600 million vertical market software company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. ...

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Largest Great Lakes in-water show returns

CEDAR POINT, Ohio — The North American In-Water Boat Show, the largest in-water show on the Great Lakes, will return to Cedar Point Sept. 14-18 and will feature new powerboats, sailboats, accessories and equipment alongside quality pre-owned product and educational displays. “It’s all about the location,” said Show Manager Ken Alvey. “The show is big because it is in the ...

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Boaters, officials call for screening reforms

COLD SPRING, N.Y. – Legislation has been introduced to change how boat inspections on the Hudson River are handled. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer authored the legislation. It addresses the multiple authorities — United States Coast Guard, the state police and local county sheriff’s office — permitted to stop and inspect boats. Some boaters have been stopped multiple times in one ...

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Boaters choose groups to receive funding

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In a unique online voting process that for the first time allowed the public to choose this year’s grantees, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has awarded 10 community groups grants up to $4,000 each for their 2011 Grassroots Grants program. In the last 23 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 million ...

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Mercury opens new Pacific headquarters

MELBOURNE, Australia — Mercury Marine has officially opened its new headquarters for the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region – a building designed to further improve efficiencies and provide even greater support to dealers and customers. The building, in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South, was officially opened by Dustan McCoy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corporation and ...

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ADP Lightspeed enhances training offerings

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — ADP Lightspeed has introduced its year-long initiative to improve its dealership training tools for its software systems. Beginning in January of this year, ADP Lightspeed started a phased process of improving training resources. The goal was to improve dealer usage of tools in the company’s Dealer Management System (DMS). The training department at ADP Lightspeed ...

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Take Me Fishing joins with AccuWeather.com

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — TakeMeFishing.org, a program of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has joined with AccuWeather.com to supply fishing conditions as a widget. Changing weather patterns not only affect fishing success, but also boater safety. With one glance at the TakeMeFishing.org homepage, anglers and boaters can better prepare for a day on the water. Consumers can try it at ...

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