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Maverick boasts record growth

FORT PIERCE, Fla. --The Maverick Boat Co., Inc. reported a strong financial performance for fiscal year 2003, with corporate revenues up 27 percent, according to a statement from the company yesterday. In addition to the company’s financial growth, the company has also expanded its labor force 29 percent, growing from 140 fulltime employees to over 180 in fiscal 2003. Maverick ...

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Renaissance sees a 24 percent sales increase

CLARKSON, Wash. -- Renaissance Marine Group, Inc. reported record third quarter sales for its Duckworth and Weldcraft aluminum sport and fishing boats, with total sales for the nine months ended September 30 up 24 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, according to a statement from the company yesterday. This sales growth continues the strong trend earlier ...

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Supplier reports increase in sales, earnings

MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- Coast Distribution System Inc. reported that its third quarter net earnings increased 83 percent to $829,000, compared with $452,000 earned during the July-through-September portion of 2002, according to a statement from the company November 4. In addition, Coast’s sales increased 7 percent during the nine months ended September 30 to $131 million, compared with $122.6 million ...

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Charles Marine awarded ISO certification

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- Charles Marine & Industrial Group has received an upgrade to ISO 9001:2000 certification, the company reported in a statement yesterday. Previously registered to 1994 standards, the company underwent a certification audit in order to qualify for the latest ISO standards. ISO 9001:2000 is the latest ISO standard, and companies are required to become certified to 9001:2000 ...

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Xantic and SARS Inc. partner up

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Satcom provider Xantic has signed a distributor agreement with Secure Assets Reporting Service (SARS) Inc., a provider of remote asset monitoring and reporting services to the worldwide transportation industry, Xantic reported in a statement Wednesday. Under the terms of the new alliance, SARS Inc. will access Inmarsat-C services via Xantic’s Land Earth Station in Burum, in the ...

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YachtFest ’03 largest in show’s history

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The fourth annual YachtFest San Diego ’03, presented by San Diego Marine Exchange, proved to be the largest and most successful in the show’s history, said David Roscow, chairman of the YachtFest board of directors in a statement yesterday. "We’re very pleased with the results," said Roscow. "A record number of visitors toured the spectacular selection ...

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Prospec redesigns Quality Control Department

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. -- Marine audio specialist Prospec Electronics, has recently completed construction on its advanced Quality Control Department, the company reported in a statement Friday. This redesigned testing lab looks to ensure that each product complies with the standards dictated by Prospec for marine use, according to the company. Set in a controlled environment, a new addition to the ...

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Preston Marine expands product lines

NEW BERN, N.C. -- Preston Marine has been appointed a dealer of Mercury Marine’s complete line of Mercruiser gas inboard engines and sterndrives from 120 to 495 horsepower, the company reported in a statement Wednesday. This addition now allows Preston Marine to offer complete gasoline and diesel re-power solutions for motor yachts and pleasure craft in the 20 to 45 ...

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Hatteras hands out dealer awards

NEW BERN, N.C. -- Hatteras Yachts, a unit of Brunswick Corporation, and a manufacturer of convertible sportfishing and motor yachts, handed out its 2003 Dealer Awards at a ceremony held on October 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company reported in a statement yesterday. The Salesperson of the Year Award, Hatteras’ most celebrated award, according to the company, was presented ...

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IBEX attracts record number of boat builders

BROOKLIN, Maine – Co-produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the International Boatbuilders’ Exposition and Conference (IBEX) held October 27–29 in Miami Beach, Fla., attracted a record number of boat builders, hosting a total of 1,364 power, sail, and other boat builders, show organizers reported Friday. The number of boat builders at the show accounted for ...

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