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NMMA wants your Manufacturing Day stories

National Manufacturing Day

How did you celebrate National Manufacturing Day on October 2? NMMA wants to hear about your efforts this year to help shine a spotlight on manufacturing and our industry in these unprecedented times. Share your photos and stories of success with Sarah Salvatori at ssalvatori@nmma.org. Your story might be featured in a future edition of Currents and other industry communications. MFG Day helps show the ...

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Last chance for east coast boaters shallow draft survey

shallow draft

West and Gulf coast recreational boaters have already spoken. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is asking East Coast boaters, in a short, 5-minute online survey, to weigh in about the Aids to Navigation (ATON) system on shallow draft waterways — those East Coast waters less than 12-feet in depth. Time is running out though: The survey period ends November 1. “BoatUS appreciates the ...

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OneWater Marine announces new CTO

OneWater Marine logo

OneWater Marine Inc. has named David K. Witty Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Witty will focus on expanding the company’s growing digital infrastructure with integrated marketing to enhance the customer experience, as well as to provide tools for the OneWater team to facilitate future growth. “This announcement reflects the importance OneWater places on embedding and leveraging proprietary technology ...

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FLIBS offers enhanced transportation and parking

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has added additional shuttle buses and water taxi services to navigate guests safely around the five-day outdoor show while accommodating socially-distanced seating for riders. Both forms of transportation will adhere to the show’s new safety and health guidelines including undergoing deep cleaning before visitors’ board. Before boarding a water taxi, guests will have their ...

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NMRA elects new officers at Virtual IBEX

NMRA

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) used the virtual IBEX platform to host its annual meetings and elect its 2020–2021 officers and board. Each is an independent manufacturers sales rep working in the marine market. Scott Kolodny of ComMar Sales is the NMRA president and Aaron Freeman of Tideline Marketing is vice-president. Mark Goodman of SGL Sales & Marketing was ...

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Josh Turner of Harbor View Marine completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program

Yamaha Marine tech apprentice

Harbor View Marine, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced tthat Josh Turner successfully completed the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program offered through Yamaha Marine University. YMAP pairs seasoned mentors in dealership service departments with novice technicians to help them learn the key skills they need to further develop their careers in the marine industry. Service Manager Robbie Lockhart served as Turner’s ...

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Brunswick’s Fort Wayne operations achieve ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ designation

Brunswick Fort Wayne

Brunswick Corporation announced that its Fort Wayne Operations is its first boat manufacturing facility to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status. This accomplishment represents a significant milestone in Brunswick’s ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission. The Zero Waste to Landfill designation process requires the facility to demonstrate that 90% of its waste materials are being recycled, reused, or otherwise eliminated. The ...

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Scout honors top dealers at virtual annual meeting

Scout Boats just completed their 2021 dealer meeting, and because of the pandemic, this year the event was held virtually. During the meeting, Scout awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2020 model year, including naming Seven Seas Yacht Sales in Ft. Lauderdale top dealer worldwide. “Due to the current worldwide landscape, we held ...

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F&I – The process drives the profit

Myril Shaw Dealer Profit Services

By Myril Shaw Simple, measurable, achievable, reasonable and time-based goals. They are absolutely a requirement for driving F&I Success. However, as important and necessary as they are, they are also not sufficient.   True F&I success is only possible with a comprehensive and robust F&I process. This process starts long before the customer is introduced to the Finance Manager (or, as ...

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German government gives approval for boot 2021

boot 2021

The German Federal Government has decided that trade fair participants are generally considered business travelers with good reason to enter Germany. This clears the way for the boot 2021 water sports trade fair to go on as scheduled in Düsseldorf, Germany, from January 23 – 31, 2021. When entering Germany, trade fair exhibitors must submit a confirmation of participation from ...

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