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ZF Marine loses a pillar of the North American marine industry

Miramar, FL. – ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC, the North American arm of ZF Friedrichshafen AG Marine Propulsion Systems, regretfully announces the passing of Mr. AJ Halavacs, Pleasure Craft Product Line Manager, North and Central America. Mr. Halavacs had been fighting an illness for a number of years. “It’s a devastating loss to our team and to the industry” ...

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Eleven spins off photo and video production company

Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 16, 2014) – Marine recreation marketing company Take it to Eleven has announced the launch of a spin-off production company, Strait Productions. The new company, led by Eleven co-founder Mike Menne, will specialize in on-water photo and video production for the marine industry. “I’m looking forward to a new venture,” says Menne. “There are few things I ...

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Brunswick Corporation acquires Whale

LAKE FOREST, Ill. June 16, 2014 - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that it has acquired Whale®, a leading manufacturer of water movement and heating systems for the marine, recreational vehicle, industrial and other markets.  Based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Whale had more than $30 million in sales in 2013, and will be integrated into Brunswick's marine parts & accessories ...

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Malibu Boats, Inc. enters into letter of intent to acquire licensee in Australia

LOUDON, Tenn., June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Malibu Boats, Inc. (Nasdaq:MBUU), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of performance sport boats, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire all of the equity interests of the Malibu Boats licensee in Australia. The Australian license business is operated by Malibu Boats Pty Ltd. and includes distribution ...

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