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TBT antifoulings a step closer to being obsolete

UNION, N.J. – The two manufacturers of the tributyltin (TBT) biocide used in some antifouling paints have requested to voluntarily cancel their pesticide registrations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interlux Yacht Finishes (Interlux), a business of International Paint, reported in a statement today. Both Atofina Chemicals, Inc. and Crompton Corp. have requested that their voluntary cancellations and use ...

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US Marine selects its first Pro Dealer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Thunder Marine, Inc. in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the first U.S. dealership to be awarded full PRO DEALER status by US Marine, manufacturer of Bayliner, Maxum and Trophy boats, the boat builder reported in a statement yesterday. "It’s an honor," said Mark LaPrade, Thunder Marine owner. "We volunteered as a pilot dealer for the program in January ...

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Westport reports record sales at Fort Lauderdale show

EVERETT, Wash. – Westport wrote in excess of $30 million in sales at last month’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the builder reported in a statement yesterday. That figure, which eclipses all previous totals for the show, includes one new Pacific Mariner and three new Westport yachts, plus several brokerage vessels. Westport officials added that a number of other sales ...

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Hinckley continues to expand its service network

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine – Martha's Vineyard Shipyard, Vineyard Haven, Mass., has signed an agreement to become a Hinckley Authorized Service Center, The Hinckley Co. reported in a recent statement. Hinckley said it has been steadily expanding its network of boatyards and service centers during recent years to better serve the growing number of the company's Talaria jet boats, including its ...

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Miami show expanding its Big Game Room

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Big Game Room, presented by Salt Water Sportsman Magazine at the 2004 Miami International Boat Show, has sold out exhibit space in its inaugural year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reported in a statement today. This area focuses specifically on the Sport of Big Game Fishing and has been extremely well received by exhibitors, according ...

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Garmin joins the NASDAQ-100 Index

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) will be added to the NASDAQ- 100 Index, the company reported in a statement today. The NASDAQ-100 Index is comprised of premier, non-financial, growth companies, according to the GPS manufacturer. Garmin will officially join this list of companies on December 22. "We are honored that NASDAQ has chosen to add Garmin to the ...

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Trident Rubber forms relationship with Martin Flory Group

GURNEE, Ill. – Trident Rubber recently chose Martin Flory Group to head its public relations program, Kelly Flory, general manager of Martin Flory Group, announced in a statement yesterday. Trident Rubber manufactures a variety of marine hoses, including hoses for coolant, potable, live well and bilge water; fuel; sanitation; vent ducting for air conditioning and heat ventilation; and wet exhaust. ...

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Info-Link reports fiberglass outboard segment up

MIAMI, Fla. – Info-Link's October Bellwether Report suggests that powerboat sales continue to grow, compared to last year, supporting the cautiously optimistic outlook many economists have adopted as 2004 approaches, the company reported in a statement Friday. "Given the time of the year, it is becoming evident in the reports that the warm weather states, particularly Florida, are starting to ...

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Yacht yard fire destroys more than 50 boats

OSTERVILLE, Mass. – Approximately 100 firefighters arrived at the Crosby Yacht Yard in Cape Cod last night to fight a blaze that ultimately destroyed over 50 boats being stored for the winter, according to multiple news reports. The fire ate its way through three large boat storage sheds, a smaller building and a rack of boats, news agencies reported. Gregory ...

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iboats.com partners with Boating Magazine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Boating Magazine has entered into an agreement with iboats, inc. through which the magazine will provide its brokerage clients with listings of their boats in iboats’ classifieds, the companies reported in a recent statement. "We believe that iboats is the leading marine web organization, so adding them as a marketing partner dramatically expands our presence online, ...

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