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U.S. Fish and Wildlife expands recreation opportunities on managed lands and waters

The Department of the Interior announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has opened new or expanded hunting, boating and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history. The increased recreational access, which covers 88 National Wildlife Refuges and one National Fish Hatchery, is consistent with the Biden-Harris administration’s America ...

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IBEX 2021 announces schedule of networking and special events

IBEX 2021

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the schedule of networking and special events for industry professionals to connect during its 30th Anniversary celebration September 28-30 in Tampa, FL. Registration is open and exhibit hall badges are free through September 26, 2021. The IBEX daily schedule can be found at Special events can be found at Here are special ...

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Newport International Boat Show kicks-off 2021 boat show season

The 50th Anniversary of the Newport International Boat Show will take place September 16 – 19, 2021 on the downtown waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. “We are seeing an incredible amount of excitement from boaters about this year’s show,” said Nancy Piffard, Show Director, Newport Exhibition Group. “Consumers are looking forward to seeing the latest products, ...

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Boston Whaler celebrates 50 years of Outrage innovation

Boston Whaler hosted a special  homecoming event in Quincy, Mass., to celebrate the launch of its new 420 Outrage Anniversary Edition and commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the original Outrage’s debut. The first Outrage ever produced, Hull #001, owned by the Marine Biological Laboratory, was on display alongside the new 420, marking a union five decades in the making. “This ...

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Registration opens for ABYC/USCG Risk Mitigation Conference

ABYC logo

Registration is now open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The first in a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats, this first conference will focus on the ...

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Sentinel Marine solutions and Group Beneteau announce strategic partnership

Sentinel Marine solutions, a connected boat platform and IoT connectivity provider hasannounced a new strategic partnership with Groupe Beneteau to bring a new white-labeledsolution to the market. With the ambition to connect every Groupe Beneteau brand's boat to their client, dealers and the Group itself, SEANAPPS was born. “Developed together with our partner Sentinel Marine Solutions, this on-board smart application ...

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Mercury Marine employees raise money for annual ‘Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger’ food drive

Mercury Marine employees in Fond du Lac donated more than $5,600 in cash and PayPal contributions and over 2,500 pounds of nonperishable food items for Mercury’s annual “Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger” food drive, which supports the Fondy Food Pantry. The event marked the ninth annual Fill the Boat food drive, following the cancellation of the 2020 event ...

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Yamaha HARMO System advances electric outboard design

Yamaha Marine HARMO electric outboard

Yamaha Marine says their new HARMO is a complete electric boat control system that combines advanced propulsion technology, environmental awareness, future vision and proven joystick control to provide high thrust and maneuverability. “HARMO is the perfect system for horsepower or internal-combustion restricted waterways,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit. “Ultimately, it is up to our boat builder ...

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California lawmakers approve consumer protection law measure

The California Assembly approved Assembly Bill 335 (AB 335) by a unanimous vote of 77-0, following passage in the California Senate by a vote of 38-0. This legislation is critical for marine manufacturers to maintain compliance with federal consumer protection law. Passage of AB 335 secures a win for the recreational boating industry and ensures that manufacturers may collect and ...

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COX Marine appoints new COO

Cox Marine, a manufacturer of diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, is pleased to announce it has appointed Gavin Wesson as the new Chief Operating Officer. Wesson has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering operations, supply chain, and overall business leadership. He has held senior leadership roles at GKN Aerospace, GE Aviation and Doncasters ...

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