Author Archives: BoatingIndustry

Tigé announces addition to dealer network

ABILENE, Texas - Tigé Boats Inc. recently reported the addition of Heinen's Motorsports to its worldwide network of authorized dealers. Heinen's will offer sales and service support for Tigé owners from their location in Minnesota. Heinen's Motorsports is located in Osseo, Minn., northwest of the Twin Cities metro area. The dealer is family-owned, and has a long history of success ...

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Nominations open for lending industry awards

CHICAGO - Nominations for the NMBA's William B. Otto III Industry Service award are being accepted until Sept. 30. The award is presented every year at the NMBA annual members conference. The award is named for founding member and former president of the organization Bill Otto. The service award recognizes individuals within the marine industry who have given their time ...

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BRP signs agreement with TCFIF

VALCOURT, Quebec - Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) signed a multi-year agreement with TCF Inventory Finance (TCFIF) to provide financing for BRP's line-up, including Sea-Doo. With the agreement, TCFIF will provide wholesale financing for BRP's North American dealers, and preferred financing specifically to Evinrude and Johnson outboard engine dealers. TCFIF will be dedicating part of its staff to servicing BRP dealers. ...

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Wolters Kluwer expands AppOne with addition of MB Bank

MINNEAPOLIS - AppOne, the Wolters Kluwer platform that automates indirect lending, credit approval and compliance processes for lenders and dealerships, has expanded to include MB Financial Bank. MB Financial has been a part of the AppOne platform since last year for motorcycle dealers and is now expanding to include personal watercraft and powersports dealers as well. MB Financial Bank is ...

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Freedom Electric Marine adds to dealer network

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. - Freedom Electric Marine, manufacturer of eco-friendly electric watercraft, recently announced the addition of Peters Marine Services of Allentown, Pa., to its nationwide dealer network. Peters Marine will expand its electric watercraft line up with the Twin Troller X10 from Freedom Electric Marine, formerly known as Carolina Electric Boats. More information about Freedom Marine Boats can be ...

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BoatUS: Beware of flood debris

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) is warning boaters about the potential risk of damage caused by flood debris just below the water in waterways and lakes. BoatUS has four tips for boaters to prevent damage this season. Prepare for emergencies: Check bilge pumps to make sure they're clear and working, and make sure ...

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Baert Marine receives Grady-White Admiral’s Circle award

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Baert Marine of Middleton, Mass., was recently awarded membership in the Grady-White Admiral's Circle, a recognition of the dealer's sales and service achievements for the model year of 2011. This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Baert was given the award. The Grady-White Admiral's Circle membership is given to dealers that achieve over $1 million in retail ...

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Ward’s Marine adds to service management team

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The electrical parts and service company Ward's Marine recently announced the relocation of Steven Hebert, service manager of the company's Riviera Beach location, to its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Gregg Scrudders was appointed as the new service manager for Ward's Marine Electric at the Riviera Beach, Fla., location following Hebert's relocation. "These strategic additions to upper ...

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GOST Nav-Tracker tracking family’s 3-year circumnavigation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Global Ocean Security Technologies' (GOST) Nav-Tracker is submitting progress of "Three Little Birds," a Lagoon 400 catamaran piloted by Scott Leonard, as he sails around the world with his family. The Nav-Tracker transmitter is attached to a vessel, and when armed, creates a 500m gps radius around the boat. If the boat is moved out ...

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N.J. boat manufacturers consider switch to offshore turbine parts

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. - Officials from six South Jersey boat and parts manufacturers met with state and county officials in New Jersey to discuss expanding their manufacturing to include parts for offshore wind turbines, according to the article by Press of Atlantic City. The manufacturers were hoping to make contacts that will help them eventually secure deals to manufacture ...

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