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Coast Guard Commandant challenges ABYC

EDGEWATER, Md. – The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard challenged the membership of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) to ensure every American boat builder is building in compliance with ABYC standards during a recent address at a celebration in Miami. "Your work in developing, analyzing and maintaining industry consensus standards has been invaluable in the continued ...

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Naples strikes deal on manatee protection rules

NAPLES, Fla. – Negotiators struck a deal this week with state regulators about manatee protection rules, according to a story in today's Naples Daily News. The deal calls for the city to amend its marina rules to comply with updates to the county's manatee protection plan — if they are "applicable to the Naples area." But the story quoted a ...

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ABYC distributes its annual awards

EDGEWATER, Md. – The American Boat & Yacht Council handed out its annual awards during its 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Reception held recently in Miami, the ABYC said today. The awards were presented to recognize the significant work of individuals and companies in furthering ABYC’s core boating safety mission, the council said. The ABYC Service Award went to J.J. ...

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Marine Movers – Bombardier restructures its public relations team

STURTEVANT, Wis. – As part of its restructuring, Bombardier Recreational Products has made changes to its public relations team, as reported in a letter today from Chris Dawson, vice president, North American Marketing, to the media. David Thompson will assume the newly created role of director, public relations and competition. He will be responsible for all U. S. public relations ...

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Marine Movers – Bombardier restructures its public relations team

STURTEVANT, Wis. – As part of its restructuring, Bombardier Recreational Products has made changes to its public relations team, as reported in a letter today from Chris Dawson, vice president, North American Marketing, to the media. David Thompson will assume the newly created role of director, public relations and competition. He will be responsible for all U. S. public relations ...

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West Marine bests 2003 earnings guidance

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – Marine retailer West Marine, Inc.’s net income for the year ended Jan. 3, 2004 is $20.1 million, or $0.99 per share, an increase of 6.3 percent compared to net income of $18.9 million, or $0.97 per share, one year ago, the company reported in a statement today. Excluding $2.8 million in pre-tax costs related to the acquisition ...

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US Marine reports increase in winter boat show sales

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Led by a strong surge in sales of its Maxum line, US Marine said Wednesday that its winter boat show figures are up significantly for 2004. The company released a report spanning more than 30 boat shows from Dec. 26 to present, including major shows in New York, Seattle and Toronto, saying that US Marine's success is ...

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Fountain Powerboats breaks sales records at Miami show

WASHINGTON, N.C. – Boat builder Fountain Powerboat Industries, Inc. broke its own sales records at the recently completed Miami International Boat Show, Reginald M. Fountain, the company's president and CEO, said in a statement today. "Sales at Miami exceeded $13.3 million at wholesale, which is 150 percent more than sales at the 2003 Miami Boat Show," Fountain said. And while ...

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KVH Industries reports net loss despite marine biz growth

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – KVH Industries’ business in the marine and RV markets grew 50 percent in the year ended December 31, the company reported in a statement today. Overall, the company's satellite products generated year-over-year revenue growth of 106 percent for the fourth quarter, with revenue of $12.0 million. "In addition to 50 percent growth in the marine and RV ...

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BoatU.S. Foundation awards 2004 boating safety grants

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water has just awarded over $45,000 in grants to nonprofit groups that spread the message about safe-boating practices, it said in a statement today. Of the more than 114 applications, 25 groups from Alabama to Washington were selected to receive grants. With this year's grant focus on the dangers ...

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