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Sea Ray offers winter boat buyers private jet incentive

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Sea Ray Boats plans to launch its Take Off For Summer! campaign at the New York National Boat Show, the company reported in a statement yesterday. Through the campaign, every eligible Sea Ray sport yacht or yacht purchased during the January 1 - February 29 promotion period will mean prepaid hours on a private jet for the ...

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Boat builders lining up to change model year?

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Boat builder Genmar Holdings Inc. has declared its intentions to adhere to an August 1 model year change and will commit not to ship 2005 product prior to that date. In addition, it is urging the industry to follow its lead in a later model year. In response, the Marine Retailers Association of America has pledged ...

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Coast Guard approves LEDs for private aids-to-navigation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada – On December 8, the U.S. Coast Guard enacted a regulation that will allow private aids-to-navigation (PATONs) to use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) versus incandescent light bulbs, reported LED manufacturer Carmanah Technologies Corp. (TSX.V: CMH) in a statement Friday. Tens of thousands of PATONs in the U.S. will now be allowed to use Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lights ...

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Larson/Glastron earns ISO 9001:2000 registration

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Genmar Holdings, Inc.’ subsidiary Larson/Glastron Boats, Inc. has been certified for the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) newest registration, ISO 9001:2000, the boat builder reported in a statement Friday. ISO 9001, the most comprehensive of all ISO standards, is a set of five universal standards for a quality assurance system that is accepted around the world. The ...

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Hatteras awards Virginia, Maryland to growing dealership

NEW BERN, N.C. – Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales has expanded into Virginia and Maryland, a move that effectively doubles the dealership's territory, sportfishing and motor yacht builder Hatteras reported in a statement today. Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales will immediately open new offices in Baltimore and Virginia Beach, and will expand into Ocean City, Md., in 2004, Hatteras stated. Founded just ...

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Martin Flory Group to promote Innovative Lighting

GURNEE, Ill. – Innovative Lighting of Roland, Iowa, has chosen Martin Flory Group to promote its line of lights and accessories to the marine industry, the PR firm reported in a statement Friday. Innovative Lighting was recently named by Inc. magazine as one of the nation's top 500 fastest growing companies for the second consecutive year. In addition, the company ...

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BoatTraderOnline partners with charter fishing directory

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – BoatTraderOnline.com is hosting its classifieds on AtlanticPanic.com, an East Coast charter-fishing directory, the Web site reported yesterday. Fishing enthusiasts can search for boats, parts and accessories and list boats for sale on the AtlanticPanic site. AtlanticPanic.com is a West Marine affiliate store and part of the ClickCapeCod.com network, which contains 23 Cape Cod area portal sites. ...

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Bombardier acquisition final

SAINT-BRUNO, Quebec, Canada – The completion of the sale of Bombardier Recreational Products was confirmed yesterday for the amount of $960 million Cdn (718,455,360 U.S.) in a joint press release from Bombardier and its new owners, Bain Capital and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. With the finalization of the acquisition, the new company, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., ...

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West Marine’s same-store sales improved

The dramatic improvement in the U.S. economy during the third quarter apparently continued into the fourth quarter, as indicated by the 4.5 percent increase in sales revenue during the four weeks ended November 22 at the stores that West Marine Inc. has operated for at least a year. Sales improved throughout the four-week period and improved the most in the ...

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Kull, Yeargin to speak at National Marina and Boatyard Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marcia Kull, Senior Vice President of Operations for Genmar, and Bill Yeargin, Executive Vice President of Rybovich Spencer, have signed on as the featured speakers at the 2004 National Marina & Boatyard Conference and Exposition, producers of the show announced today. The event, which is being held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., February 4-7, will include two days ...

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