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Pleasurecraft Marine Engine president Chuck Thurman announces retirement

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, S.C. -  Chuck Thurman announced that he will be retiring as President of Pleasurecraft Marine, effective September 30, 2015. Pleasurecraft Marine, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures three engine brands, PCM, Crusader, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines ...

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MDCE introduces session recommendations

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to dealers’ requests for help choosing the right educational sessions for their skills and experience, for the first time in 2015, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will feature recommendations for each of its 35 educational offerings. The recommendations will include the following: Fundamental – Explores the basics, which serve as the building blocks on which ...

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NMRA to host rep night at IBEX 2015

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) will host its popular Rep Night at the International Boatbuilders Exposition & Conference (IBEX). The event will take place on Tuesday, September 15 at Sully's Restaurant & Saloon, from 6–8:30 p.m. Sully's is at 434 S. 4th St. "Rep Night has become a tradition at IBEX," said Brandon Flack, NMRA president. "It provides our ...

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RFA encourages anglers to comment on EPA ethanol increase

NEW GRETNA, N.J. --  The EPA has announced its plan to increase ethanol volume requirements which will push the total ethanol volumes to record highs.  Industry projections estimate that as soon as next year the so-called "blend wall" will break. This means more and more ethanol will be on the market, and ethanol-free fuel will be harder to find. This is ...

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Tige Boats welcomes new dealer in Maryland

ABILENE, Texas -- Tige Boats is excited to announce the addition of Xtreme Power Sports located in Maryland to their continuously growing global family of dealers. Xtreme Power Sports is an experienced dealer ready to take on the watersports and inboard market. Xtreme Power Sports will display the 2015 lineup in their showroom and will serve Tige owners with efficient ...

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Cobalt Boats, Volvo Penta celebrate 44 year partnership

NEODESHA, Kan. – Volvo Penta and Cobalt Boats recently celebrated its long standing partnership at the Cobalt headquarters in Neodesha, Kansas on June 24, 2015. Since 1971, Cobalt and Volvo Penta have worked together to grow boating in the marine sector. “Cobalt and Volvo Penta have a long history of innovation, and together we are proud to work together as ...

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Cruisers Yachts welcomes Bluewater Yacht Sales to dealer network

OCONTO, Wis.  – KCS International, Inc., owner of Cruisers Yachts, announces a new long-term sales and service agreement with Bluewater Yacht Sales to cover the Mid-Atlantic Region. Bluewater will represent Cruisers Yachts in their locations within Northern South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Bluewater Yacht Sales has a strong, 47 year history selling and servicing yachts. Bluewater is represented ...

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Don’t forget your staff when changing procedures

Everyone has had that job. You’re working along efficiently and getting stuff done when a superior swoops in and changes everything. That well-oiled machine is now on fire and the staff is trying to manage a clunky new system that just doesn’t work. This happens across all industries, at every level and in just about every business at some point. ...

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Three state agencies receive grants through new RBFF program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the recipients of its new State Innovative R3 Program Grants. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are the first three states to receive funds through this new grants program to support innovative and sustainable state marketing initiatives that focus on ...

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