Author Archives: Brent Renneke

IMBC Opens With Busy Oktoberfest Style Reception

Fort Lauderdale, FL—The International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) opened last night with an increase in pre-registered attendees and a busy Oktoberfest style reception on the exhibit floor. More than 130 booths made the exhibit floor the perfect location for IMBC’s opening networking event. More than 650 participants are expected to attend this year’s conference, which continues through February 1 ...

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Hatch Fan Wins Innovation Award

ONTARIO, CANADA – The Caframo® Taku Hatch Fan is the winner of a 2013 Pittman Innovation Award. The Pittman Innovation Awards are named in honor of Freeman K. Pittman, SAIL magazine’s technical editor for 14 years, who died in 1996 from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The 12-volt Taku is designed to provide both powerful ventilation to remove ...

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EdgeWater Power Boats Announces 10 New Dealers

Edgewater, FL – 1/30/13 – EdgeWater Power Boats announces the appointment of 10 new dealer/partners in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and Hawaii for its product line of premium family fishing center console, inshore bay, express cabin, and dual console Crossover boats. In Florida, EdgeWater proudly adds five new dealer/partners: North Florida Yacht Sales (Jacksonville, FL) – A father-and-son family business since 1993, George ...

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Dr. Shrink debuts website

A good website doesn't only provide valuable product information, but also offers time-saving and convenient ordering.  International premium shrink wrap supplier, Dr. Shrink, recently revamped its website to make it easier for customers to order products and learn more about the world of shrink wrap. At www.dr-shrink.com, users now have secure retail and wholesale accounts that are used with their ...

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Brunswick records second-straight profit in 2012

As weak demand in Europe and the decline of the sterndrive/inboard segment continued, Brunswick reported a 2012 net earning of $50 million – a number also driven down by the attempted sale of its Hatteras and Cabo brands. In a conference call, Brunswick reported net sales of $829.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, which is a nearly 9-percent ...

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U.S. job growth picks up in July

The United States added 163,000 jobs in July, but the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployed persons remained at 12.8 million in July. That number along with the unemployment rate have changed little so far in 2012. Click here for the full report.

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New study: Outdoor recreation a $646 billion national industry

Press Release CHICAGO – June 11, 2012 – National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) yesterday participated in the Western Governors' Association (WGA) annual meeting in Cle Elum, Washington, alongside a coalition of outdoor industry groups to discuss the significance of the recreation economy and release a joint study on the continued growth and importance of outdoor recreation to the economies of ...

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Massive boater study to launch in Northeastern U.S.

With an increasing number of development projects looking to utilize saltwater real estate, researchers are launching a massive survey in the northeastern United States to measure the impact and demands of the area’s recreational boaters. With its first surveys due out in early June, the 2012 Northeast Recreational Boater Survey will solicit participation from the region’s 68,000 boaters to learn ...

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Survey: Consumers have interest in buying a boat, but no immediate plans

In a research note published Tuesday by RBC Capital Markets, analyst Edward Aaron shared the results of a survey of 2,000 consumers in the "target boater demographic" (males with household incomes greater than $75,000). The survey was designed to assess attitudes toward boat ownership and future purchase intentions. Aaron said consumer interest in boating is clearly present, with 30 percent ...

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Lumitec appoints rep firm Derema Group

Delray Beach, FL- May 14, 2012 – Lumitec, a designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derema Group as their manufacturing representative for the Northeastern, Central, and Western United States. The partnership is a natural and strategic next step in response to the growth the company has seen since it was launched in ...

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