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Two new satellite TV tours for 2004

NORFOLK, Va. – Following two successful boating satellite television tours this year, Rhodes Communications has plans to produce two more of the national TV news telecasts in 2004, the company reported in a statement yesterday. The first telecast will originate from the Miami International Boat Show in February, and the second has been scheduled for May, just prior to the ...

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Pennsylvania boating and fishing license fees to rise?

YORK COUNTY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is proposing a plan to raise the prices on boating and fishing licenses, the York Dispatch reported in an article Tuesday. Under the proposal to raise fees, a basic fishing license for a Pennsylvania resident would increase from $16.25 to $20. With a trout stamp, which would increase from $5 ...

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Southwest Florida boat-dock permits missing

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Almost 200 boat-dock permits are missing from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which are the agencies responsible for permits in area waterways, the News-Press reported in an article today. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers claims that there are 350 permits waiting for approval from the U.S. Fish ...

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Lariviere receives NMEA Lifetime Achievement Award

SEVERNA PARK, Md. -- The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has named George Lariviere of Northern Airborne Technology as this year’s NMEA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the association reported yesterday. Lariviere was presented with the award at NMEA’s 2003 Annual Convention and Exposition at Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, Fla., October 22-25. The NMEA Lifetime Achievement Award honors outstanding ...

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EMarineTraining.com offers two new courses

BROOKLIN, Maine -- EMarineTraining.com is accepting enrollment for two courses to start the week of November 10, it reported in a statement yesterday. The courses are Writing the Marine Survey Report, with Pat Kearns, and Sandwich Technology, with Dr. Deborah Weissman-Berman, according to the education provider. EMarineTraining.com offers two six-week online courses that begin every three weeks. Each program includes: ...

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Genmar asks industry to adopt later model year

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Genmar has picked a date for its 2005 model year launch, and is urging the industry to follow its lead in a later model year, Irwin Jacobs stated in a memo to his dealers yesterday. Genmar will adhere to the August 1, U.S. Coast Guard official model year change and will commit not to ship 2005 product ...

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ICOA partners with LGW, LLC

WARWICK, R.I. -- ICOA, Inc. will enter a three-year agreement with LGW, LLC, owner and operator of California Yacht Marina (CYM), to deploy Wi-Fi Internet access at CYM's marinas, ICOA reported in a statement today. CYM has over 1,800 boat slips at its four California marinas. Beginning with Port Royal Marina, ICOA will install and manage Wi-Fi services for four ...

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Power & Motoryacht magazine receives awards

NEW YORK CITY – Power & Motoryacht magazine, published by Primedia Enthusiast Group, has been recognized with two awards including the 2003 Clarion Award for Magazine Feature Article and the Ozzie Design Award from Folio: magazine, the company reported yesterday. Executive Editor Diane M. Byrne received the 2003 Clarion Award for Magazine Feature Article, External Publication (circulation category 100,000 to ...

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Motorcar Parts of America to enter marine market

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) will introduce a new line of personal watercraft starters, the company announced at the AAPEX tradeshow in Las Vegas. Personal watercraft (PWC), which includes JetSki and Seadoo brands, represents a new vehicular segment for the 35-year-old company. Building upon MPA's expertise in automotive starters and alternators, the expansion to PWC starters ...

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Almar Boats acquires new facility

TACOMA, Wash. – Almar Boats, a small aluminum boat builder is expanding its business with a new facility in Roseburg, Ore., the News Tribune reported in an article yesterday. This is not a move for the company, as an Associated Press article implied last week, according to the newspaper, but rather an expansion for the company that is outgrowing its ...

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