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Miami mayor to launch Strictly Sail Miami

MIAMI, Fla.– Miami Mayor Manny Diaz will officially designate Miami’s Miamarina at Bayside and Dinner Key Marina as “Clean Marinas,” during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Bayside Marketplace on Feb. 12 to launch the 19th edition of "Strictly Sail Miami," according to a release issued by event promoters. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. and will be followed ...

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Boater’s World says it will carry Swobbit’s cleaning products

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Swobbit Products announced Tuesday that U.S. marine retailer Boater's World will carry First Mate cleaning and maintenance accessories in its 110 stores from coast to coast. First Mate is the new value-priced boat cleaning products line from Swobbit, consisting of hardwood deck brushes, telescoping handles, mops, towels and wiping cloths. Boater's World already carries the Swobbit System ...

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Van Isle Marina signs exclusive dealership with Riviera Luxury Cruisers

SIDNEY, British Columbia, Canada – Van Isle Marina, one of B.C.’s largest full-service marina facilities, said Tuesday that it has been named the exclusive dealer for Riviera Luxury Cruisers in Western Canada. “Riviera is the brand of choice for discerning boat owners and continues to set industry benchmarks for quality and operation,” president of Van Isle Marina Co. Ltd Mark ...

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Travis Boats’ comparable store sales down 21 percent

AUSTIN, Texas – Marine retailer Travis Boats & Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRVS) saw its comparable store sales decline 21 percent during the first quarter of fiscal 2004 ended December 31, it reported in a statement today. Travis had 30 and 34 stores in operation on December 31, 2003 and 2002, respectively. Excluding the impact of the sale of yachts and ...

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Dual outboard dumping investigations being conducted

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that Mercury Marine provided enough evidence of “dumping” practices by Japanese outboard-engine builders that it will begin an initial investigation, according to a document it released on Thursday. Yamaha, however, said in a statement today that this doesn’t imply a victory for Mercury Marine. “The International Trade Commission ...

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Marine Surveyors Spring Conference to feature look into the future

CHESAPEAKE, VA, – Looking into the Future will be the theme of the National Association of Marine Surveyors 42nd Annual National Marine Conference East, which will be held Apr. 18-20 in New York City, a NAMS press release said Monday. Marine surveyors and related professionals serving yacht and small craft, hull and machinery, and cargo industries will gather the Holiday ...

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Flagship Marinas announces the completion of $1.3 million dock project

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A $1.5 million dock renovation has been completed at Lake Murray Marina in South Carolina, the Texas based Flagship Marinas said in a press release yesterday. Four new member docks, with 150 member slips plus restaurant dockage, were built by Floating Dock Manufacturers, while Agnew Construction reconfigured the fuel and dry launch docks, Flagship, which provided construction ...

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Jerry Martin Company adds new clients

GURNEE, Ill. – Public relations agency Jerry Martin Company has been chosen to handle worldwide publicity for three new marine industry clients: Algae-X International; Calabria Genuine Ski Boats; and FloScan Instrument Company, Inc., a Jerry Martin press release said today. Company president Jerry Martin also said through the release that his organization is now in serious discussions with several additional ...

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