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Duckworth expands dealer network

CLARKSON, Wash. -- Duckworth Boat Works, Inc., a subsidiary of Renaissance Marine Group, Inc., has expanded its dealer network with the appointment of four new dealers, the company reported in a statement yesterday. The new dealers are: Wasilla Artic Cat of Wasilla, Alaska, A-1 Enterprises of Kenai, Alaska, Y Marina in Coos Bay, Ore.,and Affordable Boat Brokerage in Post Falls, ...

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Bombardier appoints Recreational Products president

MONTREAL – In an abrupt change of leadership direction, Bombardier Inc. has appointed Jose Boisjoli to be the president of its Recreational Products Division the company reported in a statement issued yesterday afternoon. Boisjoli, the president of the division’s snowmobile, personal watercraft and ATV operations since 1998, replaces Michel Baril, who, the company says, "has chosen to leave the Corporation ...

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MRAA giants panel targets industry problem areas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To no one’s surprise, Genmar Holdings Chairman Irwin Jacobs stole the show with his controversial comments during the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) Industry Giants panel last night. What did comes as a surprise to the audience, however, was the amount of agreement on key industry issues among the panelists. Topics covered included dealer agreements, ...

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Survey shows recovery for marine industry

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The outlook for the marine industry among its business leaders is more optimistic than it has been in the last three quarters, according to results from the Recreational Marine Research Center’s (RMRC) Marine Business Leaders Outlook (MBLO), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and its research partner Michigan State University reported in a statement yesterday. Based on ...

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NMMA urges members to contact the President

CHICAGO, Ill. – National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) members are being urged by the association to contact President Bush, following the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on Monday that U.S.-imposed steel tariffs are illegal under international trade law, according to a statement from the organization yesterday. President Bush now has a limited amount of time to rescind the tariffs, or ...

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Fort Lauderdale a success for Hatteras

NEW BERN, N.C. -- Hatteras Yachts, a unit of Brunswick Corp., had its strongest boat show success since the mid-1990s at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the company reported yesterday. The company attributes the success to a combination of new model introductions made at the show and an improving market for Hatteras products. Bryant Phillips, senior vice president of sales ...

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NMMA VP new addition to advisory council

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Department of the Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton has appointed National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)Vice President of Government Relations, Monita W. Fontaine, to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council to represent the interests of recreational marine manufacturers, the association reported in a statement this morning. The council's role is to conserve, restore, and enhance the quality, ...

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Ferraro named NMEA Technician of the Year

SEVERNA PARK, Md. -- The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has named Keith Ferraro of Sea-Trac Offshore Services, Inc. as Technician of the Year for 2003, the company reported yesterday. Ferraro was presented with the NMEA trophy at the organization’s annual conference, held from October 22-25, in Fort Myers, Fla. A panel of judges chooses the Technician of the Year ...

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Jarrett Bay opens another office

BEAUFORT, N.C.-- Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales (JBYS) will be opening its third office this year at the City Marina Building in Charleston, S.C., the company reported in a statement yesterday. To celebrate its newest brokerage office opening, JBYS will host an open-house cocktail party on Thursday, November 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tours of JBYS’s Custom Carolina Edition Hatteras ...

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CDI Electronics responds to high demand

MADISON, Ala. -- After high demand for enrollment, CDI Electronics Ignition School may add a third 40-hour training session for technicians in March, CDI Electronics reported in a statement yesterday. The first successful CDI Electronics Ignition School was held at the company’s Madison, Ala., manufacturing facility in late October. The second session is scheduled for December 3-6 and classes are ...

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