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“Ship Shape TV” selects PR firm

GURNEE, Ill. -- "Ship Shape TV", the popular boating improvement television series, has selected Martin Flory Group for its national public relations program, Kelly Flory, general manager announced yesterday. In each 30-minute segment, "Ship Shape TV" teaches viewers how to accessorize and perform different improvements and repairs around the boat. The projects range from simple maintenance procedures to major overhauls, ...

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Marine Mover: Fay expands responsibilities with Martin Flory Group

GURNEE, Ill. -- Shirley Fay has expanded her responsibilities with the Martin Flory Group, a PR firm specializing in the marine and outdoor markets, to include coordination of all AP and AR activities, Kelly Flory, Martin Flory Group general manager announced Friday. Fay has been with the company for over five years, and currently oversees all production aspects of client ...

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Brunswick sees improving boat market

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Brunswick Corp. reported sharply higher third-quarter sales and earnings largely due to a stronger wholesale market for boats, according to a statement from the company today. The company’s boat sales increased 21 percent during the three months ended September 30 to $404.5 million and its boat-related operating earnings totaled $8.2 million, compared with only $200,000 a ...

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Genmar wants dealers to help pay for Brunwick’s engines

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Genmar Holdings Inc. wants its dealers help pay part of the higher cost of Mercury and MerCruiser engines beginning January 1, according to Grant Oppegaard, Genmar’s president and chief executive officer. As part of a press release announcing the findings of a dealer survey, Genmar reported that it found that 92 percent of those responding believe "boats ...

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Amistad National Recreation area proposes PWC use

WASHINTON D.C. -- Personal watercraft (PWC) will again be included in the recreational mix at Amistad National Recreation Area in southern Texas under a proposed rule published yesterday in the Federal Register, the Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) reported today. According to the association, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed rule states that "PWC use would be allowed under a ...

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Dates changed for 2004 MAATS

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today reported that the dates for its 2004 Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS) have been changed. The event will now be held July 8-11 at the Las Vegas (Nevada) Hilton, according to the association. The National Marine Distributors Association’s S.T.E.P. Conference, which is held in conjunction with MAATS, will run ...

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EMarineTraining.com and ABBRA offer new training program

BROOKLIN, Maine -- EMarineTraining.com, an online distance-learning program owned and operated by Professional BoatBuilder magazine, and the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) are jointly offering courses for certification in composite repair, the EmarineTraining.com reported in a statement yesterday. The Marine Composite Repair program consists of two six-week online segments complemented by a three-day hands-on seminar. The tests and ...

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Sculley vessels to adopt new look

WANCHESE, N.C.– Sculley Boatbuilders, a builder of sportfishing yachts, has accelerated the launch date of the first vessel to feature the new, refined look of future Sculley vessels, the company reported Monday. The new "modern look" will feature a sleeker profile and softer curves, while still keeping true the classic Carolina lines. Sculley will still offer the "classic look" as ...

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Yanmar renews sponsorship for 2004 show season

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. -- Information booths at major 2004 NMMA/Sail America consumer shows will carry the Yanmar Marine name, as the diesel engine manufacturer has renewed it sponsorship for the next show season, according to Tom Calhoun, Yanmar Marine's vice president, who made the announcement yesterday. The 2004 sponsorships include the New York National Boat Show, New York City, held December ...

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ABYC to launch redesigned Web site

EDGEWATER, M.D. -- The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is launching its newly redesigned and user-friendly Web site, www.abycinc.org, the organization reported today. All previously available information has been migrated into the enhanced design and combined with the updated content to create a new navigational system that includes increased features, which overall will improve its utility and ease of ...

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