Author Archives: BoatingIndustry

MetalCraft signs lease with Anchor Marina

CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. - MetalCraft recently signed a five-year lease with Anchor Marina in Cape Vincent, N.Y., allowing the boat manufacturer to move parts of its operation in Clayton, N.Y. to the new rented buildings, according to a Watertown Daily Times article published today. The company will increase the size of its staff at the location to double the Clayton ...

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Furuno launches new Web forum

CAMAS, Wash. - Furuno USA is expanding the support offered on its website with a new user forum dedicated to end-user support for its products. The forum will provide a Furuno-specific discussion board where owners and users of Furuno products can talk with other users, dealers and Furuno USA staff. The new forum can be found on the Furuno website. ...

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Tigé Z3 named official boat of WakeWorld

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The wakeboarding publication WakeWorld recently announced that the 2012 Tigé Z3 would be the “Official Boat of WakeWorld'.” WakeWorld's website will feature articles about Tigé and the 2012 Z3 and will provide a dedicated discussion board for readers to ask questions and post feedback about the boat. “We’re always looking for unique ways to connect with ...

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Malibu Boats adds to staff

MERCED, Calif. - Boatbuilder Malibu added and promoted in four key positions within the company to help shape the business going forward. Ritchie Anderson was hired as Malibu's new vice president of operations. He joins the company with more than 28 years in the watersports boatbuilding industry. Kevin Michael, editor of TransWorld WAKEBOARDING for 12 years, was hired as the ...

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IBEX 2011 launches new mobile website

CHICAGO – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), Oct. 17-19 in Louisville, Ky., has released a specially designed mobile site for their 2011 show. The IBEX mobile site is sponsored by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation. Features of the new site include: time and location of seminars and special events; complete descriptions and lists of seminars, special events, ...

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Evinrude introduces ‘Fall into Action’ sales event

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Bombadier Recreational Products (BRP) recently announced its fall 2011 ‘Evinrude E-TEC Fall into Action Sales Event’ for the Evinrude brand, which offers buyers a choice between 6.9 percent financing on the outboard or a two-year extended warranty. The promotion is available for qualified buyers of new and unused model year 2012 or earlier Evinrude E-TEC engines. The ...

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SAIL Magazine announces 2012 best boats nominees

BOSTON – SAIL magazine recently announced its list of nominees for the best sailboats of 2012. The judges for this year’s list of nominees will conduct their evaluation around the Newport International boat Show, Sept. 15-19, and at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Oct. 6-10. This year’s judges include SAIL editor-in-chief Peter Nielsen, senior editor Adam Cort, executive editor ...

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Versadock announces new line to coincide with new facility

SOUTH PETHERTON, U.K. – Versadock International Ltd. announced an improved line of modular floats to coincide with the company’s move of its manufacturing facilities to the U.S. near Atlanta. The new site is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 production facility, allowing Versadock move more of the company’s manufacturing in-house. The move will move will improve stocking and delivery ...

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Seakeeper names regional manager

CALIFORNIA, Md. – Seakeeper recently named Brook Streit as the new regional sales manager for North America, in charge of generating business for Seakeeper’s recreational market. Streit served as the sales manager for Derecktor Shipyards and is a graduate of The Landing School’s boatbuilding program. While at Derecktor in Bridgeport, Conn., Streit generated leads for power and sailing yachts. “Brook's ...

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Safe Launch selects Home Port marine marketing

KILMARNOCK, Va. – Safe Launch LLC of Lansdale, Penn., recently selected Home Port Marine Marketing to develop its distribution network as well as provide publicity and promotions for its drain plug reminder system. Home Port Marine Marketing is headed by former BoatUS product marketing executives Jim Geogriadis and David Pilvelait and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011. Can’t get ...

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