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Sales up 10 percent at Brunswick for quarter

Brunswick Corp. reported a 10 percent increase in net sales for the third quarter, with strength across all segments. Sales were up 13 percent for the company's boat segment. The engine segment posted a 6 percent gain with growth in parts and accessories and outboards offsetting declines in sterndrive sales. The U.S. marine market -- with 93 percent of the ...

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14 everyday attitudes that kill success

“Martha has so much going for her, but she could be doing so much more for herself.” How many people do you know or work with like that? What keeps us from getting to where we want to be or what we want to do? Sure, it may be a lack of the right skills, bad luck, having other goals, ...

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16 reasons to attend MDCE 2016

For boat dealers, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is one of your best options for growing and improving your business. It’s your opportunity to network, to learn more about management and raising your company to a new level. MDCE, produced by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry, is December 5-8 at the Orange County Convention ...

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Sales up 17.7 percent for Chaparral, Robalo parent

Marine Products Corp., which owns Chapparal and Robalo, reported higher sales for the quarter on the strength of increased unit sales of its SunCoast deck boats, Robalo outboards and Vortex jet boats For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, Marine Products generated net sales of $55,361,000, a 17.7 percent increase, compared to $47,038,000 in the same period of the prior ...

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Higher revenue, lower income for Cabela’s in Q3 2016

Cabela’s Incorporated reported financial results for third quarter fiscal 2016 on Wednesday, accelerating the timing of its earnings press release so that it could provide financial information to certain third parties in connection with the pending acquisition of the company by Bass Pro Shops. For the quarter, total revenue increased 7.6 percent to $996.5 million; revenue from retail store sales ...

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West Marine revenue drops for Q3 2016

West Marine, Inc. Tuesday reported financial results for the third quarter ended October 1, 2016. The company reported net revenues of $191.9 million in the quarter, a decrease of 1.3 percent compared to the same period last year. Comparable store sales increased 0.2 percent year-over-year. Pre-tax income was $7.4 million, compared to pre-tax income of $8.6 million last year in ...

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Shortlist announced for IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards

The shortlisted nominations for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine have been announced, with 22 companies in the running to pick up an award. More than 100 entries across eight categories were nominated this year. Winners and honorable mentions will be announced at a gala dinner on the evening of Wednesday, November 16 at ...

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Newport International Boat Show reports attendance gains

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced Tuesday that attendance increased by 10 percent for its 2016 show. “Every year we try to raise the bar in terms of the attendee experience and value for the exhibitors and sponsors, and this year was no exception,” said Nancy Piffard, show director, Newport Exhibition Group. “The ...

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ABYC announces standards week, annual conference for January

The American Boat & Yacht Council has announced its eighth annual Standards Week, Jan. 9-13, 2017. Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings and ABYC’s annual meeting will take place at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Standards Week is a critical step in the development of ABYC standards. Participation in the process is encouraged from a diverse group, each ...

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MarineMax sets Q4 earnings call for November 1

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO) will hold a webcast to review its fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 results on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To access the webcast, visit the investor relations section of the Company's web site: http://www.marinemax.com. The on-line replay will be available for a limited time beginning within one hour of the conclusion of the ...

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