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NOAA change means faster maritime chart production

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) will be begin using a new navigational charge processing system in initial limited production that is designed to speed up the production process for navigational maps as well as increase the number of available products. The Office of Coast Survey will be transitioning all data to the new system ...

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ADP makes InformationWeek 500 list for innovative tech companies

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Automatic Data Processing (ADP), which among other things builds dealer management software for vehicle and marine dealers, was ranked 7th for 2011 on InformationWeek's 500 list of the top business technology innovators in the United States. This is the second time in five years that ADP has ranked in the top 5 for the list. In 2010 ...

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Yacht Lifeline merges with MedAire

TEMPE, Ariz. - MedAire, an International SOS company, recently announced the acquisition of Yacht Lifeline, a provider of emergency onboard medical aid and medical assistance for the Superyacht industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Yacht Lifeline will merge all of its products and services with MedAire. Additionally, it will merge employees with MedAire, including key leadership and management positions. ...

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ISS announces design awards finalists

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The International Superyacht Society (ISS) announced this year's finalists for its 2011 International Design Awards, to be announced at the International Design Awards gala on Oct. 27 in Fort Lauderdale. There are 7 categories for 2011, including a new category for Best Refit. The finalists for 2011 are: Power - 24-40m: Black Pearl, Livia, Lucia M, ...

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Marine Concepts announces facility expansion, promotions

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Composites tooling and parts manufacturer JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts, located in Cape Coral, recently announced the expansion of its facility to meet growing demand in the wind energy and recreational marine industries. Along with the growth of its facilities, JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts announced the promotion of three employees at its facilities. Chris Hughes was promoted to Plant ...

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PWIA presents boating leadership award for UCOTA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) presented its 2011 Boating Safety Leadership Award to Sharon M. Carrick and Boyd Walden for their work with the development of the Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels (UCOTA). The award is presented each year to one or two public officials who worked, together with NASBLA, to achieve positive steps ...

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Laborde signs new authorized dealer

COVINGTON, La. - Laborde, which distributes products for the U.S. Gulf Coast industrial market, recently announced the addition of American Rental Equipment to its network of Laborde-certified dealers. American Rental Equipment will perform service and warranty work for Diesel America, Yanmar and Hatz products from its location in Lafayette, La. "We did research and found that Laborde has a great ...

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C&N Marinas adds to berth sales team

MONACO - Camper & Nicholsons Marinas announced the addition of Robert Inwards to its berth (slip) sales team. Inwards specialized in the sale of berths as director of Inwards Marine for 10 years, and he will be helping C&N Marinas to establish its base of operations in Monaco. Inwards will be focused on berth sales at Grand Harbour Marina in ...

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NMBA: Boat recovery and remarketing slowing down

CHICAGO - Recreational boat recovery and remarketing activity appears to be cooling off after being steady or growing since 2007, according to an unscientific study by the Marketing Committee of the National Marine Bankers Association. According to the study, the recovery business appears to have peaked in 2009 while remarketing firms had two higher activity years in 2008 and 2010. ...

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Sea Ray hosts worldwide dealer meeting next week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Sea Ray boats will host its 2012 worldwide dealer meeting next week, unveiling their 2012 line-up of boats and yachts to over 250 dealers from 25 countries. The two-day event will be held at the Sea Ray headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn. The model-year 2012 dealer meeting will provide visitors with the opportunity to tour the manufacturing facility ...

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