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Glidecoat signs new MRAA partnership

Glidecoat, a provider of products using Smart Surface Technology Nano-composite materials, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a partner member. Tested extensively by accredited laboratories and shown to deliver superior protection on all forms of water and extreme weather, Glidecoat products can also fully restore the original look and feel of watercraft and provide a permanent, nanoceramic ...

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Newport International Boat Show unveils new education series

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the 2016 Education Series for this year’s Boat Show. Greatly expanding on past offerings, the Newport International Boat Show will host on-water courses, seminars and demonstrations, giving showgoers plenty to look forward to beyond the excitement of new boat debuts and boating gear. This year’s education ...

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Coast Guard Grant Project releases paddle sports safety video series

The nonprofit Water Sports Foundation (WSF) announced Wednesday the release of a series of highly specialized paddle sports safety videos targeting new paddlers, an area of concern for the U.S. Coast Guard. For the past five years, paddle sports popularity has grown steadily and so have boating deaths related to paddle sports. In 2015, according to a U.S. Coast Guard ...

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Women dive into the technical at Women’s Sailing Conference

With a roster of new instructors and increasing interest in technical subjects, the 15th annual Women's Sailing Conference drew over 100 women to the Corinthian Yacht Club on Saturday, June 4. "I just bought a boat last Friday," said attendee Stephanie Muto who is in her twenties and bought a Sabre 30. "I have been sailing for eight years and although it ...

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New membership alliance between AMI and MMA

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and the Midwest Marina Association (MMA) have entered into a membership alliance that will welcome all MMA members as full members of AMI. This means MMA members will now have access to all AMI services, products and benefits in addition to those they already receive from MMA. “AMI has continuously had a healthy active ...

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SeaArk Boats to sponsor Higdon Outdoors TV

SeaArk Boats announced Tuesday its new partnership with Higdon Outdoors as the official boat sponsor of the upcoming season of Higdon Outdoors TV. The show, which airs on the Sportsman Chanel and WildTV, features members of the Higdon team and their adventures during waterfowl season. SeaArk will be featured throughout the show with two different models. They will be using a ...

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Beneteau launches new flagship at the Annapolis Sailboat Show

Beneteau announces the Americas premiere of the new Oceanis Yacht 62 at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, October 6-10, 2016. The first model of the Oceanis Yacht range stems from a collaboration between Beneteau, Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and the Italian designer Pierangelo Andreani. This new flagship is lined with large windows, a chined hull, twin rudders and a ...

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Cruisers Yachts announces 60 Flybridge

Cruisers Yachts, a brand of KCS International, Inc., announces the 60 Flybridge, featuring enhanced views and more living space. The 2017 model year 60 Flybridge will be unveiled this summer and available at dealerships in the fall. “The launch of the 60 Flybridge is exciting for us as we once again enter the flybridge segment of the market,” says Matt ...

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FLIR Systems and Navionics collaborate to deliver dock-to-dock autorouting and Sonarchart Live

Raymarine, a brand of FLIR Systems, and Navionics have collaborated to make several new features available on Raymarine’s LightHouse II based multifunction displays, including Navionics’ dock-to-dock autorouting, SonarChart Live and advanced map options. Navionics dock-to-dock autorouting creates detailed routes through narrow passages and channels where they’re needed most. Raymarine users can choose their start and end points, then can take ...

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Suzi DuRant honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

As more than 250 business leaders from across all sectors of the U.S. recreational boating industry gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. last week for the American Boating Congress (ABC), Suzi DuRant was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award for her tireless service on behalf of recreational boating and as a champion for the state of South Carolina. After ...

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