Author Archives: BoatingIndustry

New report on electric marine vehicles

DUBLIN, Ireland — The market research company Research & Markets has issued a new report titled Marine Electric Vehicles 2011-2021. “Marine electric vehicles are interesting as a market that is more profitable and often more open to innovation,” according to a summary of the paper. The report includes such topics as how marine designers can learn from other non-marine applications, ...

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Naples marina up for auction

NAPLES, Fla. — Slips at the Port of the Islands Marina in Collier County will go up on the action block in April. The 140 slips will be sold as one unit, with the minimum bid set at $1.96 million, according to a story in the Naples Daily News. The marina was established in the 1960s. It was purchased and ...

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Nautique employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

ORLANDO, Fla. — This past Saturday, Nautique employees volunteered their time to help Habitat for Humanity of Orlando with a multi-family community, Staghorn Villas. Staghorn Villas is the first multi-family community built by Habitat for Humanity in Central Florida and will be home to 58 families when it is finished. Nautique had seventeen employees who volunteered to help with the ...

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Jacobs initiates lawsuit against SeeDealerCost.com

MINNEAPOLIS — In a letter to dealers and sales reps of his boat brands, Irwin Jacobs said he has initiated a lawsuit against SeeDealerCost.com. Without mentioning the site by name, Jacobs wrote: "As you know, a website was recently launched which includes contractual and proprietary pricing information for some of our brands. I am writing to inform you that we ...

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Nautic Global names new CEO

ELKHART, Ind. - Nautic Global Group Inc. reported today that the company’s chief financial officer Michael A. Kitson will succeed Nautic Global’s chief executive officer Robert Moran. Moran, who is leaving his executive role with Nautic Global to pursue new opportunities closer to his home and family in Texas, will remain involved with Nautic Global as a member of the ...

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SeeDealerCost says traffic behind early issues

CLEMMONS, N.C — Yesterday, on its first full day of operation, many visitors to SeeDealerCost.com received an error message as they searched for pricing information. By the end of the day, the problem had been resolved. Dave Taylor, a representative of the site, says an unexpectedly large amount of traffic was to blame for the issues. "We had an incredible ...

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