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Peters & May partners with P1 Superstock

LONDON — Shipping and logistics company Peters & May has been named "Official Logistics Partner" of the P1 Superstock Series in both the United Kingdom and the United States. As such, Peters & May will provide exclusive worldwide shipping of P1's 28-foot one-design race boats around the world as well as naming rights to one boat racing in both the ...

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TowBoatUS opens at Watts Bar Lake, Tenn.

WATTS BAR LAKE, Tenn.— A new branch of TowBoatUS has opened in Watts Bar Lake in Tennessee. The shop is owned by Capt. Shane O’Neal, who owns four other TowBoatUS locations. It’s also one in a series of new and recently acquired locations in Tennessee and Alabama. O'Neal says he opened TowBoatUS Watts Bar Lake to handle the increase in ...

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Boat building center planned

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Boat builder Michael Rybovich is on his way to starting a new boat-building, maintenance, modification and repair center in Palm Beach Garderns, according to an article published in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. The location, current doing business as E&H Boat Works, will become Michael Rybovich & Sons. Rybovich plans to go into business with his ...

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Manheim consolidates in Atlanta

ATLANTA , Ga. — Two Manheim Specialty and Heavy Truck & Equipment operating locations have consolidated inventory in Atlanta, Ga. Manheim Georgia now features Manheim Specialty Boat and RV sales, and Manheim Metro Atlanta has been designated as the Georgia location for Heavy Truck & Equipment inventory. Both locations celebrated with new sales, including a grand re-opening sale at Manheim ...

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Exhibit sales up for Spring Boating Expo

LIVONIA, Mich. — Space sales at the 19th Annual Spring Boating Expo are up 25 percent, according to Michigan Boating Industries Association, show owners and promoters. “We feel the success boat dealers saw at the Detroit Boat Show and the positive news they have been hearing around the country and in Michigan is driving the demand for space at this ...

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Schooner Creek Boat Works hires new VP of Operations

PORTLAND, Ore. — Schooner Creek Boat Works hired James Gilbert as its new Vice President of Operations for its Portland boatyard. Gilbert takes over day-to-day operations responsibilities from a re-structuring consultant who has served as Schooner Creek’s operations manager for the last two years. Gilbert has an extensive background in operations management within the marine industry. Most recently, Gilbert served ...

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Florida waterway cleanup removes 18.6 tons of trash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - On Saturday, more than 1,180 volunteers came by land and in 60 boats to participate in the 34th Annual Waterway Cleanup presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District. According to the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, which organized the event, volunteers at 24 sites successfully removed 18.6 tons of trash from Broward's waterways, rivers and ...

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House repeals 1099 requirement for small business

WASHINGTON — On March 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4 to repeal the IRS requirement that small businesses must file Form 1099s to all vendors where the business made annual purchases over $600. The requirement was included in the Health Care Reform Bill signed into law last March. The Marine Retailers Association of America said in a ...

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Another brand says Miami Show set records

MIAMI — Marquis Yachts recently announced a record-setting Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. Confirmed contracts during the show included 15 yachts sold including contracts for three new custom Marquis 72’s and one 69’. With 16 participating international dealers on hand, the company said captured sales at the show were global in nature. “This show has been a tremendous success," said ...

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MRA conference going to Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Marina Recreation Association (MRA) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Las Vegas at its MRA Educational Conference and Trade Show.   This year's event will return to the Rio All Suite Hotel in Las Vegas from Nov. 1-3, 2011, and will include a pre-conference golf tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 1.   New for the conference will ...

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