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Honda donates engine to “Monster Garage” show

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage" television show recently challenged host Jessie James and his crew of "maverick mechanics" to create a 28-foot pontoon shark boat. To help complete the project, Honda Marine donated a BF225 4-stroke engine, the company reported on October 23. The crew had seven days and $3,000 to make a pontoon boat seaworthy. The ...

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Marine Mover: Silver joins Furuno’s sales team

CAMAS, Wash. -- Furuno U.S.A. has recently appointed Dean Silver as regional sales manager in the Southeast region, the company reported October 28. Silver comes to Furuno after spending the last 19 years in the marine electronics industry. From 1984 through 1991, he held various positions with Robertson-Shipmate including national sales manager. In 1991, Silver served as Southeast regional manager ...

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Former PJ exec restarts consulting firm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Phil Friedman, former president and CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts announced the reactivation of his marine technical and business consulting practice, The Port Royal Group, at the Fort Lauderdale boat show Thursday, according to a press release issued yesterday. "As it did for nearly 25 years, the Port Royal Group (formerly Port Royal Marine, Inc.) is ...

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Fort Lauderdale show meets expectations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Expectations for a record year at the 44th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show seem to be right on, as Kaye Pearson of show producer Show Management, shared positive reflections from the show with Boating Industry this morning. Pearson told Boating Industry earlier this week that sales and attendance were expected to be up dramatically from ...

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Thetford/Norcold buys Wilcox Crittenden

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Thetford/Norcold, supplier of sanitation and refrigeration equipment to the RV and leisure marine industries, has acquired Wilcox Crittenden of Middletown, R.I. Wilcox Crittenden was founded in 1847 and manufactures and distributes a complete line of electric and manual marine sanitation systems along with specialized marine and industrial hardware including Aravon marine plumbing fixtures and Metalstyle lighting ...

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Fort Lauderdale show meets expectations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Expectations for a record year at the 44th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show seem to be right on, as Kaye Pearson of show producer Show Management, shared positive reflections from the show with Boating Industry this morning. Pearson told Boating Industry earlier this week that sales and attendance were expected to be up dramatically from ...

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BoatTEST receives sponsorship for 2004 TV series

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Mercury’s MerCruiser division, Suzuki Marine, and BoatU.S. magazine will be BoatTEST Publishing’s major sponsors for its 2004 TV series "BoatTEST REPORTS," the company announced at the Fort Lauderdale show, according to a statement Tuesday. "Both MerCruiser and Suzuki have been exclusive sponsors of our TV series since its debut back in 1996, and we are thrilled ...

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Jerry Wood recognized with Industry Award for Leadership

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- SAIL magazine awarded its Industry Award for Leadership to Jerry Wood at a private sailing industry reception during the Annapolis Sailboat Show, the company announced Tuesday. The award was made by Donald A. Macaulay, former publisher of SAIL, and accepted by Kathy Wood, Jerry Wood’s wife and owner of the United States In-Water Boat Shows. The magazine ...

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Marine Mover: MasterCraft names Stair as its national sales manager

VONORE, Tenn. -- MasterCraft has added Parker Stair to their team as the company’s new national sales manager, the vice president of sales at Mastercraft announced Wednesday, according to a statement from the company. Stair is a seasoned sales and marketing veteran with previous marine and sporting goods industry experience, reported the company. After a seven-year stint managing sales forces ...

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Marine Movers: BoatTraderOnline.com adds three to its advertising team

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- BoatTraderOnline.com, an online classified boating Web site, has added Cathleen Johnson, Diane Smith and Christine Pasterczyk to its national advertising team, the company reported Wednesday. In their new positions, Johnson, Smith and Pasterczyk will be responsible for developing online campaigns to meet the needs of manufacturers and service providers in all areas of the marine industry, ...

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