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Dickie Walker Marine reports higher sales

Dickie Walker Marine Inc., a designer and marketer of nautically inspired apparel, gifts and decorative items, reports higher fiscal year 2003 sales primarily due to higher sales of its West Marine private-label-branded products. The opening of the first Dickie Walker retail store, in La Jolla, Calif., and the launching of the Dickie Walker wholesale line also contributed to the 55 ...

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Nautical Solutions launches NewBoats.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nautical Solutions Marketing Inc. has gone live with NewBoats.com, adding it to the company’s UsedBoats.com site, it reported in a statement yesterday. "NewBoats.com was built to meet the current demand and suggestions of our customers and visitors. Our customers were continually asking us how they could better display their new boat lines into our popular UsedBoats.com ...

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Dickinson appointed to new NOAA panel

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – BoatU.S. Government Affairs Assistant Vice President Elaine Dickinson has been appointed to the newly created National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hydrographic Services Review Panel, the boaters’ association reported in a statement yesterday. She will be one of 15 representatives of the maritime community named to the new panel that will convene its first meeting in early ...

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Acquisition likely for International Yachtmaster Training

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Energy Producers, Inc. (OTCBB: EGPI) has signed a Letter of Intent with International Yachtmaster Training, Inc. (IYT), a Florida corporation, to acquire the training firm, it reported in a recent statement. International Yachtmaster Training is a provider of professional yacht crew training designed specifically for the megayacht industry, the commercial shipping industry and recreational yachtsman. Currently, over ...

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Universal Technical Institute prices IPO

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The initial public offering of dealer training firm Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), which consists of 7,500,000 shares of common stock, has been priced at $20.50 per share, the company reported in a statement yesterday. The common stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "UTI" and was expected to begin ...

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RingProp prepares for U.S. product launch

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. – RingProp of Gosport, Hampshire, UK, will launch its product in the United States through Home Port Marine Marketing, the marketing and PR agency reported in a recent statement. Home Port Marine Marketing is expected to develop and execute a distribution strategy and public relations program to launch the company’s line of ringed propellers in the U.S. ...

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CDI Electronics schedules third Outboard Ignition School

MADISON, ALA. – CDI Electronics, the new product division of Rapair, Inc., has scheduled a third Outboard Ignition School, February 18-21, and also plans to add an advanced class in late 2004 for the dozens of students that have already participated in the 40-hour training sessions, it reported in a statement today. CDI Electronics, sponsors of the outboard ignition systems ...

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Offshore Sailing School and The Moorings offer multihull class

FORT MYERS, Fla. – In response to the growing popularity of multihulls, Offshore Sailing School and Moorings Yacht Charters have joined forces to launch a new Live-Aboard Cruising course for catamaran sailors in the Caribbean, they reported in a recent statement. This new course, offered from the Moorings base on the island of St. Martin in the Leeward Islands, adds ...

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IMI elects board members, officers

JUPITER, Fla. – The International Marina Institute has elected three new members to its Board of Directors and seven officers, it reported in a recent statement. George Bassett, Jeff D’Albora, and Andy Sturner were newly named to the board, and Bill Yeargin was re-elected. All will serve three-year terms. Existing board members Mick Bettesworth, Richard Golding, Gregg Kenney, Alex Laidlaw, ...

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A boat for women on the horizon?

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Though most boating industry executives agree that the industry could benefit from better targeting women, whether the industry and the marketplace is ready to follow in the shoes of automakers like Volvo remains to be seen. USA Today reported yesterday that Volvo will launch a concept car in March that has been designed by women for ...

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