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Vermont Governor implements reciprocal license agreement

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Hunters, Anglers and Trappers Association of Vermont and the New York State Council of Trout Unlimited have recognized Vermont’s Governor James Douglas for his instrumental role in implementing a reciprocal fishing license agreement between New York and Vermont, the association reported in a statement Monday. The agreement, to become effective January 1, allows anglers from each ...

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Marine Mover: Guilford joins the U.S. Marine and Meridian Yachts team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Marine and Meridian Yachts have appointed Matt Guilford as marketing communications manager for the company brands Bayliner, Maxum and Trophy, Brunswick Boat Group announced Monday. In his new position, Guilford’s primary responsibility will be the development and delivery of key messages concerning the U.S. Marine and Meridian lines of quality fiberglass boats. He also will be ...

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Attendance up at MRAA Convention

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Attendance at the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) Annual Convention in Las Vegas has nearly doubled compared to last year, said Phil Keeter, MRAA president, in an interview yesterday. There are approximately 260 industry professionals at the show, about 200 of which are dealers, compared to about 150 total attendees last year, of which 110 ...

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Maxwell named Woman of the Year

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Joan Maxwell, president of Regulator Marine, Inc. was presented with the 2003 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award yesterday afternoon at an awards luncheon at the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) annual convention held in Las Vegas. The Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award is presented each year to an outstanding woman in ...

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Sea Ray sets records at boat show

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Sea Ray Boats had record sales at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as well as improved unit sales in its larger boat categories, including sport cruisers, sport yachts and yachts, the company reported in a statement yesterday. "We were up in unit sales this year over our record-setting numbers last year," said Rob Noyes, vice ...

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Viking Yacht Co. sees $30 million in boat show sales

NEW GRETNA, N.J. -- The Viking Yacht Co. reported a strong surge of sales totaling more than $30 million at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which ran from October 30 through November 3, according to a statement from the company yesterday. "We sold 15 boats by the end of the show on Monday evening, and completed five more deals ...

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Travis Boats receives $5.3 million loan

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Dealership chain Travis Boats & Motors Inc. has obtained a $5.3 million loan from Kennedy Funding of Hackensack, N.J., a direct private lender, to recoup working capital that was used by Travis to repay outstanding real estate loans, the Kennedy firm announced yesterday. Since March, Travis has used $1.7 million to repay four real estate loans from ...

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Earnings decline for Fountain Powerboats

WASHINGTON, N.C. -- Fountain Powerboat Industries, Inc. reported an increase in net sales of more than $883,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2004 ending September 30, according to a statement from the company today. Net sales were said to increase to $12,885,232 from $12,002,119, but operating income for the quarter was $110,752 as compared to $605,960 for the same ...

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Superyacht Society recognizes Design Award finalists

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Superyacht Society announced the names of the winning yachts in its annual International Superyacht Design Awards Program as well as the recipient of its Award for Leadership at the society’s "Awards for Leadership and Design Gala" event held the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Thursday, October 30, according to a ...

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Ocean Bio-Chem reports solid earnings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. reported that net earnings for the third quarter ending September 30 were $ .10 per share compared to $ .05 per share for the same period of the previous year. For the nine-month period ended September 30, the company reported net earnings of $.05 per share compared to net earnings of $.10 per ...

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