Author Archives: Madeline Minor

Marine and Composites Industry Career Day takes place April 2

The 11th Annual Marine and Composites Industry Career Day will be held on April 2 at the IYRS Newport Campus. The career day, which is hosted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and IYRS School of Technology and Trades, is for individuals who are interested in working in the marine or composites industries, two business sectors poised for growth. The ...

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Colin Kiley named president of Nautical Structures

Robert E. Bolline announced that Colin Kiley has come aboard as president and an equity partner of Nautical Structures (NS). Kiley comes from Rybovich Boat Company where he was charged with business development and was director of supply chain management. Bolline will continue with the company as CEO and partner Rick Thomas will continue as vice president of sales. Kiley ...

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Webasto presents top customer awards

To show appreciation for those that have contributed to its successful year, Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America, Inc. recently presented its 2015 Top Customer awards. The manufacturer of comfort systems for boats recognized six companies. Sure Marine won Distributor of the Year and Marysville Marine was Taking Feel Cool Fast Self-Contained A/C Distributor of the Year. Defender Industries won ...

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Cruising Club of America celebrates 2015 award winners at annual dinner

Members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) from across the globe assembled at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to recognize their outstanding sailors of 2015 during the international organization’s Annual Awards Dinner on March 4, 2016. Representing a broad array of sailing achievements, the recipients of the 2015 Blue Water Medal, the Blue Water Medal “Without Date,” ...

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NMEA conference returns to Florida

The 2016 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo begins its three-day run on Sept. 20, 2016, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. The event will focus on education and training, a new products expo, demonstration boats, product awards, networking and social events. "After listening to member feedback and suggestions, we have increased the training offerings and brought back ...

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ABYC announces new certification requirements

In response to member surveys, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced enhancements to its certification programs, which will further increase the reputation of ABYC certified technicians as well as maximize the customer experience. The changes include the introduction of continuing education units (CEUs), documented work experience and the addition of various certification categories to better associate what ...

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Dates announced for the 46th annual Newport International Boat Show

Newport Exhibition Group announced Wednesday that its 46th annual Newport International Boat Show will take place Sept. 15-18, 2016 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, R.I. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres and will host hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with new powerboats and sailboats ...

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Dr. Shrink raises funds for Relay for Life

On March 19, in joint effort with local Team Moose Tracks from the Moose Lodge No. 1128/2315, Dr. Shrink held a cornhole tournament where all proceeds went towards the Relay for Life by the American Cancer Society. Twenty-three teams came out to support the cause from all around the area. The tournament raised over $2,600 for the Relay for Life. “We ...

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New Absolute Yachts dealer for Florida and Mid-Atlantic

Absolute North America announced Thursday the addition of Grande Yachts International to its growing family of dealers. Made in Piacenza Italy, the Absolute yacht range currently spans from 40 to 72 feet. Covering the East coast of Florida and the Mid-Atlantic, Grande Yachts International operates out of four locations in Florida and two locations in the Mid-Atlantic. “We follow market ...

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Glasstream announces alliance with Allied American Power

Glasstream Powerboats and American Boat Group announced the sale of Glasstream’s 360 R-Interceptor product with an Allied American Power. “This new boat totally redefines the Coastal Interceptor category," Glasstream Founder and Designer A.L. Kirkland said. "Designed to operate in rough water, this revolutionary product is a game changer. It goes up to twice as far on a gallon of fuel, ...

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