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International Yacht Charters opens U.S. division

DORSET, England – International Yacht Charters, created this summer, has decided to form a US division of its business, International Yacht Charters USA Inc., the company reported in a statement today. The new business has been formed "due to unprecedented levels of enquiries from people wishing to charter Sunseeker Motor-Yachts" in the United States, according to the company. International Yacht ...

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Sailing World and Cruising World receive magazine awards

NEWPORT, R.I. – Sailing World and Cruising World magazines came away with top awards from the recent Folio:Show 2003, the magazines announced in a statement today. They took first and second place, respectively, in the Editorial Excellence category among boating and yachting consumer magazines. Sponsored by Folio magazine and announced at its New York conference, the awards were based on ...

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Marine Mover: Maverick Boat Co. appoints new warranty and customer service manager

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Maverick Boat Company, Inc. has hired Steve Sarles as the Warranty and Customer Service manager for the Maverick, Hewes and Pathfinder product lines, announced Scott Deal, president, in a statement today. "Steve brings over 15 years of marine industry experience in warranty and customer service, on both the dealer and manufacturer level to the Maverick team." ...

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NMMA to target show goers with boaters’ guide

CHICAGO, Ill. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is introducing a new marketing tool to enhance and extend the NMMA boat show experience for boating enthusiasts who attend their 19 consumer boat shows, the association reported in a statement today. The Ultimate Boater’s Guide, a CD-ROM-based "boating library," will be introduced at the New York National Boat Show, being ...

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Manatee reclassification delayed again

DUCK KEY, Fla. – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has again placed a delay on making any changes to the state’s list of endangered, threatened or species of special concern, including the much-debated reclassification proposal for the manatee, the organization reported in a statement yesterday. The decision has been pushed back to November 2004. The FWC, meeting ...

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Mastercraft launches Design-A-Boat Web feature

VONORE, Tenn. – Thirty-six years in the making, MasterCraft is now launching its Design-A-Boat feature, an interactive, self-guided boat configurator that allows customers to build and configure their boats online, the company reported Wednesday. The feature is found on the company’s Web site and allows customers to view side profile and overhead views of MasterCraft ProStars, MariStars and X-Series boats ...

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MRAA hands out awards

OAK PARK, Ill. – The Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) handed out awards including the Supplier the Year Award, the Bill Ferguson Award, the Irv Rosenthal, and the Legislative Award at two awards luncheons during the 2003 MRAA Annual Convention, the association reported Wednesday. boats.com received the 2003 Supplier of the Year Award from the association. Paul Rabe, president ...

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Cruisers Yachts signs new Chicagoland dealer

OCONTO, Wis. — Cruisers Yachts has just signed a new dealer in the Chicagoland area, it announced in a statement today. Springbrook Marina, based in the Illinois River Valley town of Seneca, Illinois, is the yacht manufacturer’s newest dealer. "We’re extremely pleased to sign a dealer of this caliber," said Don DePouw, vice president of marketing for Cruisers Yachts. "And, ...

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Antifoul paint receives approval from California EPA

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- SeaLife Corp., an environmental biotech company, has been granted approval from the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SeaLife 1000 Antifoul Marine Paint, the firm reported yesterday. The state agency’s approval for the environmentally safe, anti-corrosive marine coating, is in addition to the company's current Federal U.S. EPA approval, the company stated. The company is looking ...

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Honda recognizes top service dealers

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Honda Marine hosted about 20 members of the boating media and the majority of its engine dealers during its October dealer meeting at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla., where the company announced its top service dealerships. Honda’s top six service dealerships are: Tri-Town Marine of Harrington, Maine; Honda Marine Center in Seattle, ...

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