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ProQuest appoints new board members

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – ProQuest Co., a provider of dealer management software for powersports companies, has appointed Dr. Linda G. Roberts and Todd S. Nelson to the company’s board of directors for terms that will begin January 4, the company reported in a statement Wednesday. Dr. Roberts was the founding director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational ...

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Bluewater Network considering suing the NPS again

GRAND COULEE -- The National Park Service is ready to allow personal watercraft (PWC) back on Lake Roosevelt, but a national environmental coalition is considering another lawsuit on the issue, the Star of Grand Coulee reported in an article yesterday. If the National Park Service allows PWC back on the lake, it would mark the first time since November 2002, ...

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Johnson Outdoors’ watercraft biz contributes to losses

RACINE, Wis. -- Johnson Outdoors Inc. reported today that net sales for the fiscal year ended October 3 declined 8 percent, and operating profit declined 41 percent, due to the inclusion of Jack Wolfskin in the prior year, operational issues in Watercraft and unusual charges taken during the year totaling $8.0 million, according to the company. A strong fourth quarter ...

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Interest high for rights to Waterside Marina

NORFOLK, Va. -- With a five-year renewal agreement about to run out next month, Waterside Marina has a lot of people interested in running the 20-year old facility, the Virginian-Pilot reported in an article today. The owner of the American Rover has expressed an interest in the marina, along with marina manager Mike Evans’ other potential competitors, Tidewater Yacht Marina ...

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Ward’s Marine Electric expands with a new location

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Ward’s Marine Electric is expanding, moving its headquarters to its new facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company reported in a statement yesterday. The new facility is located just a few blocks from the spot where Ward’s Marine Electric was founded 53 years ago. The facility features the a complete selection of marine electrical parts, walk-in ...

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Muir to target U.S. market

TASMANIA, Australia – With exports already accounting for around 60 percent of Muir Engineering Pty. Ltd.’s sales, the company now has plans for further expansion into the European and United States markets, Muir reported in a statement yesterday. Muir is a manufacturer of winches and anchoring systems for pleasure craft, commercial and defense vessels and megayachts. By instituting structured strategic ...

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Lenco Marine recognized by Inc. magazine

STUART, Fla. – Lenco Marine was recently included in Inc. magazine's list of America's fastest-growing private companies, it reported in a statement yesterday. Since 1985, Lenco has produced electric trim tabs, hatch lifts and trolling motors specifically built for the marine environment. The company ranked 200 out of 500 companies on the list. The Inc. 500 Special Issue’s list is ...

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Annual RBEC scheduled for December

LIVONIA, Mich. – The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) annual Recreational Boating Educational Conference (RBEC) is scheduled for December 3-5 at the Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., the association reported in a statement yesterday. The three-day educational and social conference attracts more than 180 marine business representatives from around the state as well as Indiana, Ohio and Canada. ...

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Haeck, Smith to be inducted into MBIA Hall of Fame

LIVONIA, Mich. -- Lew Haeck, retired CEO of Attwood Corp. in Lowell, Mich., and Harold Smith, president of Oselka's Snug Harbor Marine in New Buffalo, Mich., will be inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame for the year 2003, the association reported yesterday. Both men will be honored at a dinner reception held during the 2003 ...

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Marine Mover: Naugle joins the Davis Consulting Group as consultant

LISLE, Ill. – Bill Naugle, an expert in marine diesel engine and transmission design, applications, installations and problem solving, has joined Davis Consulting Group (DCG) marine engineers, a division of Davis & Co., Ltd., as a consultant, the company announced today. In his new position, Naugle will be working with the company's team of marine surveyors and naval architects in ...

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