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Lewis Marine Supply acquires Manset Marine Supply

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After more than 57 years of providing sales and service to marine interests in Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and all over New England, Manset Marine Supply Company, Inc., a family-owned business, has been sold to another long standing, family-owned marine supplier, Lewis Marine Supply, Inc., the two announced in a statement Friday. Manset Marine said ...

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MRAA joins marina and boatyard event as affiliate

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) has joined the National Marina and Boatyard Conference and Exposition as a program affiliate, organizers of the conference reported in a statement today. MRAA joins the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA), the International Marina Institute (IMI) and the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA) in support of the ...

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Fairline Boats reports record sales at Fort Lauderdale show

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fairline Boats of North America experienced record sales at the 2003 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the company reported in a statement Friday. For example, the new Fairline Flagship, the $3.25 million Fairline Squadron 74, was shown for the first time at this year’s Fort Lauderdale show and was sold on the second day, according to ...

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Bill proposed for PWC use on Canadian lakes

OTTAWA – Canada’s Senate has passed a bill that will allow local cottagers' associations to ban or impose restrictions on personal watercraft (PWC) on the country’s lakes, the Times & Transcript reported in an article today. While the bill was passed in the Senate this week, it still must pass through the Commons. If the bill is passed, the government ...

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Watercraft business drives loss for Johnson Outdoors

RACINE, Wis. -- Johnson Outdoors Inc. anticipates its fiscal year 2003 earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $0.60 - $0.63, pending completion of the audit of the company's financial statements, the company reported in a statement this morning. The earnings range reflects a projected fourth quarter loss of $0.43 - $0.46 per diluted share, the company ...

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Westport facility officially opened

PORT ANGELES -- Seven months after construction began, Westport Shipyard Inc. will officially open its new yacht-building facility today, the Peninsula Daily News reported in an article Sunday. More than 500 people are expected to be at the 102,000 square-foot, 72 foot-high facility’s grand opening, according to the newspaper. ``We'll christen the building Monday, and hopefully in about two years, ...

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Nichols wins Genmar Trophy for best marine writing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Peter Nichols, a freelance writer and author of several boating books, was awarded The Genmar Trophy for his article "Incident in a Nowhere Place," published in Outside Magazine in May 2002. Nichols, of Camden, Maine, received the award, consisting of a $5,000 check and a lucite tower trophy, from Genmar Holdings’ senior vice president of marketing, ...

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Marine Movers: BoatTEST Publishing names new sales managers

STAMFORD, Conn. – BoatTEST Publishing has appointed Robin Caruso, Dave Spencer and Robert Sullivan as new sales managers, the company announced in a statement Friday. Robin Caruso has been named Northeast/West sales manager for the company. Caruso comes to the company from Boating magazine, where she was most recently display ad sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. Caruso will act ...

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Crownline lays 120 workers off

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. – Crownline Boats notified 120 employees at its Southern Illinois facility that they would be laid off on Monday, according to a Thursday report from The Southern Illinoisan. Crownline President Tim Claxton told the newspaper the layoffs were a result of seasonal declines. "The best answer I can give for the layoffs is that it’s November in ...

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NMMA president predicts blockbuster boat show season

CHICAGO, Ill. – After a record-breaking Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President Thom Dammrich told Boating Industry that he anticipates continued success for the boat show season. Predictions that this year’s Fort Lauderdale show would break records in attendance, sales and economic impact came true for show producers, as Kay Pearson reported earlier this week ...

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