Author Archives: Madeline Minor

34th annual Suncoast Boat Show set for April 15-17

The 34th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota takes place Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17 at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota. Hundreds of exhibitors will showcase a selection of boats ranging from motor yachts and fishing boats to cruisers, runabouts and personal watercraft.  Also on display will be a full range of marine electronics and products as well as paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and ...

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SI-TEX names Coast Marine Marketing as exclusive sales organizer

SI-TEX Marine Electronics announced Monday the hiring of Coast Marine Marketing, LLC to handle all sales for the SI-TEX and Koden brands for the west coast of North America. Steve Burdett, managing member of Coast Marine Marketing, will be primarily responsible for the SI-TEX/Koden business, and will use his 30-plus years of experience in the marine electronics industry to increase ...

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West Marine opens Blue Future spring grant cycle

On Friday, April 1, West Marine began accepting applications for its 2016 BlueFuture Fund grants. The spring grant cycle will run through May 1, with the names of grant recipients to be determined by June 1 and publicly announced no later than June 6. Encouraged to apply are nonprofit, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, fishing or boatbuilding skills, foster aquatic sustainability and conservation practices ...

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IBBI announces Supplier Award winners

The Independent Boat Builders Incorporated (IBBI) recently awarded its suppliers during the annual Purchasing Meeting and Vendor Expo conference in St. Louis. Power Products LLC and Marinco-Ancor, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of wire and wire management products was honored with the John “Walkabout” Sisson IBBI Innovation award for their new self cutting cable ties. Self-cutting cable ties are designed to be installed ...

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FUSION announces contract with Finn-Marin Boats

FUSION, a provider of marine audio engineering, announced Thursday that it signed a partnership with Oy Finn-Marin Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, the full range of Finn-Marin boats including the Grandezza, Finnmaster and aluminum Finnmaster Husky boat brands will be offered with FUSION audio entertainment including the RA205 and AV750 head units, as well as the full range of standard ...

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MarineMax opening new location in West Palm Beach

MarineMax announced Thursday that it will be opening a new location at PGA Marina Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “We are excited about the opportunity to better serve our customers in the West Palm Beach and surrounding area,” said Paul Cummings, MarineMax Southeast Florida regional president. “This new marina location will give us an opportunity to provide the same ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces date for annual tribute

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all coast guard members and their families, announced today that its 12th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard in Our Nation’s Capital will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. The event will celebrate 100 years of ...

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Nixon Marine Global to represent Scout Antennas in the Americas

Italian marine antenna manufacturer Scout has named Nixon Marine Global Ltd. as its distributor for the Americas. All Scout product will ship from the Nixon Marine Global facility in Miami. “The United States is the biggest leisure boat market in the world and we're thrilled to enter with our brand in it," said Scout General Manager Riccardo Baiocchi. "The commercial ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches new website

The Sea Tow Foundation for boating safety and education recently launched its new website at www.boatingsafety.com. The website is designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing visitors to access detailed information and videos with the option to share information across all major social networking sites. The new site includes extensive information to help visitors understand the foundation’s range ...

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Women’s Sailing Conference slated for June 4

The 15th Annual Women's Sailing Conference, organized by the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA), will take place June 4 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead. Through hands-on workshops, seminars and on-the-water experiences, participants will learn or hone sailing skills, and network with other women sailors from all areas of the country. Contributing sponsors include Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) ...

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