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Chaparral and Robalo Boats appoint new marketing director

Chaparral and Robalo Boats announced Thursday that Martin Rusin has been appointed as their new marketing director. Rusin will be leading staff in the Chaparral and Robalo marketing department. He will be responsible for conceiving and executing new marketing strategies in addition to directing all of the company's current communication channels. Rusin will also focus on brand development and expanding ...

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Vanquish acquires Bristol Harbor Boats

Vanquish Boats announced Wednesday the acquisition of Bristol Harbor Boats of Bristol, R.I. Vanquish has already begun building the 21’ outboard Center Console Bristol Harbor that will be called the 21’ Vanquish Bristol Harbor Series CC. The acquisition allows Vanquish entry into an opening price point model, allowing the company to expand market share. “The Bristol Harbor was a logical purchase for ...

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Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America appoints new CEO

Webasto announced Mark Denny will asume the role of president and CEO in the North America Thermo and Comfort Division. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive and transportation industry, Denny was most recently president and CEO of Webasto-Edscha Cabrio USA, Webasto's convertible roof division. "The Webasto Group sees an immense amount of potential in North America. Mark Denny ...

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EPA announces $1.5 million in new federal funds to tackle invasive species in New York

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.5 million to two New York colleges and one state agency to address invasive species in the Great Lakes. These grants are among 31 grants awarded this year through the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "Invasive species is a serious problem facing the Great Lakes," said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “These ...

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Brig Boats introduces 650 Eagle

Brig Boats, a manufacturer of rigid-hull inflatable boats, announced that its 650 Eagle is now available in the United States. Brig’s classic Eagle series includes six models from 11 to 26 feet. Formally introduced to the U.S. market at the Miami International Boat Show this past February, the 650 Eagle is a family cruiser with a deep-V hull. It can seat eight ...

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Marina Palms Yacht Club opens in North Miami Beach

Marina Palms Yacht Club recently opened at 172nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach, featuring 112 wet slips for boats between 40 and 100 feet (LOA) and drafts of 10 feet.  Located in Maule Lake, just off the Intracoastal Waterway, it is 15 minutes from the ocean. The marina is serviced by a bilingual staff including a dock master, dock ...

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IMBC posts call for presenters

The International Marina and Boatyard Conference (IMBC) has posted a "Call for Presenters" on its website. The conference, produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is scheduled for Jan. 25-27, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Submissions received will be evaluated by IMBC and assigned to one of over 25 breakout sessions and seminars. These are organized by ...

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Walker Bay announces International Yacht Network as new dealer in Wisconsin

Walker Bay Boats announced that International Yacht Network will now be carrying three RIB Lines – the Genesis, Odyssey and Supertender. Director of Sales and Marketing Michael Carroll said, “Dealers like International Yacht Network don’t come along everyday. Owner Jarrett Bryzek runs a smooth ship with hands on sales and service that translates into a long list of happy loyal ...

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Fluid Motion honored as Manufacturer of the Year by Seattle Business magazine

Fluid Motion, manufacturer of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats, was awarded Manufacturer of the Year in the Midsize Firms category at Seattle Business magazine’s Washington Manufacturing Awards on April 28, 2016 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Fluid Motion is a locally owned and operated family business that sells its Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats worldwide. The company operates six factories in ...

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Freedom Boat Club donates sailboats to New College of Florida waterfront and sailing programs

Freedom Boat Club has gifted three sailboats to the New College of Florida’s Sailing Team and Waterfront programs. As a member of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association of North America, the New College Sailing Team regularly hosts regattas and competes in major competitions, taking home first place in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Regatta in New Orleans. Freedom Boat Club’s sailboat ...

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