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Social media influencers ‘Get On Board’ this summer

Get On Board Boating Campaign

A fleet of social media influencers from all walks of life are helping Discover Boating encourage people to "Get On Board"--and on the water--this summer. The program, which kicked off in May, is driving interest and participation in boating among new, younger and more diverse audiences. To date, influencer partners have generated millions of interactions (likes, shares, comments, views and clicks) and impressions (the ...

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings announces new $50 million share repurchase program

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program under which the company may repurchase up to $50 million of its outstanding shares of common stock during the three-year period ending June 24, 2024. MasterCraft also announced it has successfully closed on a new $160 million credit facility, consisting of a $60 million term ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces sponsor lineup

Newport International Boat Show

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced their line-up of sponsors for this year’s show. The show offers attendees everything from product samples to on-site financing for boat purchases, providing a complete boat show experience. “The Newport International Boat Show offers a unique venue for corporate brands and industry leaders to showcase their products and ...

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Godfrey Marine recognized for community commitment with Indiana Governor’s award

Godfrey Marine, manufacturer of Godfrey pontoon boats and Hurricane deck-boats, has been recognized for its 63-year history in manufacturing and service to its employees, community and the state of Indiana by Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “I’m honored to recognize these dedicated, Hoosier business leaders who have created a lasting impact not only on their communities, but to the state as a ...

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Promoting safe boating practices

The NMMA is reminding all of us we can all help promote safe and responsible boating practices ahead of the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, and then throughout the summer and even year-round. Discover Boating will be sharing the following safety resources with boaters via social channels this week -- consider sharing this content with your customers as well:  Boating Safety ...

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Boating tips to safely navigate busy Fourth of July waters

By the Water Sports Foundation All over the country this upcoming holiday weekend, boaters will be cruising to popular gathering spots for watersports, to raft up, drop anchor and swim, enjoy barbecues and cap off festivities with spectacular fireworks celebrations.  “After a year of Covid restrictions, boaters are out on the water in force, soaking up plenty of sun and ...

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Entries open for IBEX Innovation Awards

IBEX 2021 Innovation Awards

New product entries for the 2021 IBEX Innovation Awards are being accepted now through August 13. This year's awards will be presented during the industry breakfast taking place on the opening morning of IBEX - Tuesday, September 28 - at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel. Tickets are available for purchase during IBEX registration. All product entries can be ...

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Senate touts economic importance of outdoor recreation

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion recently held a hearing on the state of outdoor tourism, recreation, and ecotourism, noting the importance outdoor recreation has on local economies as communities recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. In opening remarks, Chairwoman Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) emphasized the role outdoor recreation plays in state economic development and ...

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Supreme builds first boat in new facility

Supreme Boats

Supreme Boats recently completed its first boat in its new 160,000 square foot production facility in Valdosta, Georgia. Due to rising demand, in both Centurion and Supreme Boats, Supreme moved in February from its first home in Merced, California to respond to boaters wanting to get on the water. In months, Supreme has outlined its new facility to build boats. Correct ...

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OneWater Marine names new managing director of Roscioli Yachting Center

James Brewer named head of Roscioli Yachting Center

OneWater Marine Inc. announced that marine industry veteran James Brewer will join the company as managing director of the Roscioli Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale, effective July 12, 2021. In this role, Brewer will lead strategy, planning and execution, as well as business development for the Roscioli Yachting Center within the OneWater Yacht Group. “James is a legend in the ...

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