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Water Sports Foundation launches “National Boating Safety Media Center”

WSF launches media center

As part of a U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Outreach Grant, the Water Sports Foundation (WSF) has just completed the first phase and launch of its new “National Boating Safety Media Center,” which is designed to facilitate and support the work of journalists assigned to cover boating safety topics.  Housed within a dedicated section on the Water Sports Foundation’s new website (, ...

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Shaun Moore joins Wakeboarding Hall of Fame as biz dev director

Shaun Moore Wakeboarding Hall of Fame

The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame (WHF) announces Shaun Moore as its new Business Development Director. Moore, a long-time supporter of wake sports and former professional wakeboarding athlete will direct the Hall of Fame’s business development department including developing and managing sponsorship programs.   The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame, now in its seventh year, was established to honor wake sports’ pioneers and significant ...

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Ingenity Electric names Todd Sims Director of Sales

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Ingenity Electric, integrator of sustainable, high-power marine propulsion systems, has named Todd Sims Director of Sales for the Americas. Sims has 15 years of experience in the marine industry specializing in electric powered boats. He started his marine electric journey with his own dealership, EPowerMarine, that specialized in selling and servicing electric boats. Sims then went on to serve seven ...

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Brunswick Corporation publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

Brunswick Sustainability Report

Brunswick Corporation today published its 2020 Sustainability Report, Our Stake in Tomorrow’s Tide, highlighting the Company’s progress toward its sustainability goals, including a continued commitment to advance its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies.  The report also reflects Brunswick’s dedication to sustainable manufacturing and contributing to the communities in which it operates. “Brunswick understands the impact our businesses and products have ...

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How to get a free vessel safety check this season

Coast Guard boat safety inspections

No cost, no penalty vessel safety checks which up until last season were given more than 150,000 times each year by hundreds of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons volunteers at launch ramps, boat clubs and marinas, are back. While COVID may still be with us, both groups are ramping up efforts to get vessel examiners back in ...

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JL Audio takes Clarion Marine brand global


JL Audio has expanded its exclusive license of the Clarion brand for marine products to eliminate regional restrictions, and expand marketing, sales and support to include powersports and recreational vehicle (RV) markets. JL Audio, Inc. exclusively licenses the Clarion Marine brand from Faurecia,  a global automotive supplier based in France that recently acquired Clarion Co., Ltd. “We’ve made some strategic moves ...

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BRP to introduce electric models for each product line by 2026

electric PWC

BRP announced its five-year plan where it will offer electric models in each of its product lines by the end of 2026. To achieve this, BRP plans to invest $300M over five years in product development, specialized equipment, infrastructure, production tooling and facilities. “We have always said electrification was not a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when’. Today, we’re ...

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USCG Boating Safety Spring Circular now available

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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released the Spring 2021 edition of their Boating Safety Circular (BSC). Click here to view the Spring ediiton on the USCG website. The contents of this BSC edition include: Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch Hiring AnnouncementPersonnel Changes AnnouncementsNew Engine Cut-Off Switch Law AnnouncementFuel Tank & Fuel System Test RequirementsWhen the USCG Buys Your BoatCalendar of EventsBoating Safety ...

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Bentley names new Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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Bentley Pontoons announced the hiring of Joe Antonneau to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Antonneau will report directly to Ryan Marcott who serves as President of Bentley Pontoons. “Since acquiring Bentley in August 2017, we have been assembling a strong management team, focused on offering high quality pontoons at the best value on the water,” Marcott explained. “We’re excited to have Joe join our talented ...

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Voting to begin for “Best Harbor in the U.S.”

NMMA infrastructure bill

US Harbors, a free online resource for boaters and coastal communities, announced that voting begins on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for the 3rd annual “Best Harbor in the US” contest at Participation is free and open to everyone, including the over eight million people who use US Harbors ( for their coastal and marine weather, tides charts and harbor-local boating and ...

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