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Nauticus offers gas card promotion

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — Nauticus Inc. is starting a new promotion with a powerful incentive: gas cards. In March, consumers who purchase the Smart Tabs product is eligible for the $10 card at Shell Oil. Consumers will receive the card after mailing a redemption coupon to Nauticus. Coupons are online or available to dealers from their distributors or from Nauticus. The ...

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New Caribbean marina poised as superyacht hub

VIRGIN GORDA, British Virgin Islands — Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Victor International have opened the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Marina (YCCS Marina) in North Sound Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (BVI).  The YCCS Marina is part of the new Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda (YCCS VG) and is now open and fully operational.  The Yacht Club building is ...

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Yamaha factories to suspend production temporarily

SHIZUOKA, Japan — Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. has released an operating plan for March 18 to March 23 that involves suspending production at several factories. Outboard motor and PWC factories will be closed until March 23, in addition to motorcycle and automotive engine factories. ATV and golf cart production will also be suspended. Boat, pool, intelligent machinery and unmanned aerial ...

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Suzuki closes Japanese plants temporarily

HAMAMATSU, Japan — Suzuki Motor Corp. has suspended operations at its Japanese plants until March 21 while the potential aftermath of the recent natural disasters are assessed. American Suzuki Motor Corp. announced this in an open letter addressing its parent company’s current status as a result of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week. Suzuki Motor Corp. is ...

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ACMA creates new certification programs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Composites Manufacturers Association has created two new  Certified Composites Technician programs: light resin transfer molding and wind blade repair.   The light resin transfer molding class will address processes and the latest technologies necessary to switch to this type of vacuum infusion. The wind blade repair course will cover repair of wind turbine blades and its ...

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SP-High Modulus to use 3M resin

ISLE OF WHITE, United Kingdom — SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has signed a commercialization and supply agreement with Minnesota-based 3M for use its Matrix Resin in high-performance marine applications. The resin allows the production of stronger, lighter, and more durable composites to improve the strength to weight ratio of components. The first product will be launched at ...

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Garmin teams up with rescue group

HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom — Garmin Ltd. and the rescue group Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have formed a partnership. According to a blog post on Garmin’s website, Garmin customers who purchase a GPSMAP 72H,78 and 78s marine handheld will enter the RNLI ambassador scheme and receive a year’s introductory membership to the RNLI. Benefits of this membership include the quarterly RNLI magazines Lifeboat & ...

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Report: Freedom Boat Club growing

SAVANNA, Ga. — The Freedom Boat Club franchises are alive and well in Savannah, according to an article in the Savannah Morning News about the local businesses. The members-only Freedom Boat Club opened in Savannah in 2005 with four boats; it’s since grown to two locations and 25 boats. Like a timeshare, members don’t own individual boats, but have access ...

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ComMar to represent Vetus/Maxwell interests on East Coast

TIVERTON, R.I. — ComMar Sales will represent the Dutch company Vetus/Maxwell in a new territory: the eastern seaboard. The two companies have worked together for more than two decades, with ComMar handling Vetus’s northeast U.S. territory exclusively for the past 10 years. ComMar will now be representing both Vetus and Maxwell brands in New England, Mid Atlantic, Southeast and Gulf regions. ...

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SeeDealerCost.com launches

CLEMMONS, N.C — SeeDealerCost.com, a consumer research site that has attracted the marine industry's attention by promising to reveal dealer invoice pricing, launched earlier today. It covers boats, engines, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, PWCs, and soon RVs. Dave Taylor, a former marine industry executive who now works for See Dealer Cost, says in addition to its main location, there are about ...

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