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Hydracraft unveils advanced marine technology for licensing to leading boat manufacturers worldwide

  SAN PEDRO, Calif., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hydracraft, a well-established, successful research and development firm incorporated in 1986 and located in the Port of Los Angeles, announced today that it is launching its fully patented "miracle boat" featuring Hydracraft's revolutionary variable hull, modular technology and a very cost effective manufacturing process. The unique variable hull allows the ...

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Mercury Marine promotes Chris Drees to Vice President of Global Operations

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (June 17, 2014) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is excited to announce the promotion of Chris Drees to Vice President of Global Operations. Drees is currently the President of Attwood and Vice President & General Manager Brunswick Marine P&A Products. During his eight years at Attwood, Drees served as chief ...

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Elco powers first all-electric workboat in Erie Canal

Albany, NY (June 17, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of an all-electric dredge tender work boat on the Erie Canal in the Utica area. The project is the result of a partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Additionally, the New ...

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BRP to accelerate its growth in China with the creation of a joint venture

Valcourt, Québec, Canada, June 12, 2014 – BRP (TSX: DOO) and its long-time distributor in China, Smooth Marine Equipment Ltd (“Smooth Marine”), will pursue together the growth of BRP’s business in China through a joint venture structure. “We have been operating in China for 14 years, a market where our business has grown over 30% annually in the last three years,” ...

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New on water towing service at Smith Mountain Lake, VA

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va., June 17, 2014 -- Capt. Gary Jacobs, the owner of the new TowBoatUS Smith Mountain Lake, VA, fell in love with the lake when he vacationed there a while back. “It is gorgeous,” he said of the lake, which is in the Shenandoah Valley beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains. “One of the prettiest lakes I’ve ever ...

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Evinrude wows Milwaukee crowd with all-new E-TEC G2

When describing their new E-TEC G2, Evinrude executives used words such as powerful, different, audacious, heroic and quality. It appears — at least from the outset of the global unveil — that BRP lived up to those words with its latest engine. The E-TEC G2 is available in 200-300 horsepower, and the engine comes with an impressive list of improvements ...

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Mercury Marine unveils new lineup of FourStroke outboards

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine is proud to introduce its new 75, 90 and 115hp FourStroke outboards, which offer the ultimate combination of power and thrust, unsurpassed fuel economy, extreme reliability and smooth, quiet operation – all in a lightweight, compact package. These engines are the new best choice for bass, deep-vee, runabout and offshore boats as well ...

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Mercury says new sterndrives are powerful, proven and purpose-built

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Engineered with innovative new features and state-of-the-art technology, the new Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L 250hp sterndrive was designed and is manufactured at Mercury Marine’s world headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. “We are proud to introduce the next generation of sterndrive technology with this ground-breaking new engine,” said Mercury Marine President John Pfeifer. “This is a ...

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NOAA fisheries seeking angler input

In April, NOAA Fisheries announced plans to develop a national recreational fishing policy.  Earlier this month, the federal fisheries arm of the Department of Commerce began taking that recreational fishing policy from door to door to solicit input and opinion from recreational fishermen and fisheries managers across the country. The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) today commended NOAA Fisheries for coordinating ...

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