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Vallely Sport & Marine opens state-of-the-art facility in Minot

Vallely Sport Marine has opened its newest superstore in Minot, N.D. The new facility broke ground in the spring of of this year. A Grand Opening Event was held Nov. 15-18. The new facility is approximately 25,000 square feet and features the area’s largest display of boats, pontoons, personal watercraft, side by sides, ATVs, and motorcycles. “Customer service was a ...

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FLIBS gate attendance increased, VIP tickets sales doubled

A global audience of more than 110,000 yachting and boating enthusiasts from 52 countries gathered from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “Our goal was to create a fresh event for guests and an even more successful sales environment for exhibitors, and judging by the extremely positive feedback, we succeeded on both ...

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Industry veteran Jim Krueger recognized at retirement ceremony

Regal Boats recently honored marine industry veteran Jim Krueger with a special award presentation and luncheon celebration on Nov. 7 to recognize his 46 years of continuous and outstanding service to the marine industry. Krueger, who spent the past seven years as the Midwest/Central U.S. regional sales manager for Regal Boats, officially retired Aug. 17, 2018, but spent the past ...

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Boating coalition urges Congress to pass Modern Fish Act

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners have sent letter to Congress encouraging members to include the Modern Fish Act in their lands and water package and pass the comprehensive legislation before the end of the year. The recreational angling and boating communities have been strong advocates of the Modern Fish Act since it was introduced and are ...

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Brunswick New York Mills operation receives state safety grant

Brunswick’s New York Mills Operation has received a $10,000 matching safety grant from Minnesota OSHA. The NYM Operation Safety Committee played a major part in the sourcing and writing of this grant application. The purpose of the grant is to help businesses improve a process to be safer. The grant application was written for three CartMovers, which are motorized hand ...

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Evinrude announces 2018 Dealer of the Year Award winners

Evinrude has announced the recipients of its Program Year 2018 Dealer of the Year awards, which recognize the the company's dealer network in the U.S. and Canada for excellence in sales and support. “Beyond the technological advances we’ve put into the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines, we are equally proud of having built a strong network of dealers who offer customers ...

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Seattle Boat Company will represent Barletta Pontoon in Northwest

Barletta Pontoon Boats and Seattle Boat Company have agreed to partner together to bring the dream of boat ownership to people in the upper northwest corner of the United States. Since opening in 1984, Seattle Boat Company has become one of the premier marine dealerships located in the heart of some of the world’s finest, most spectacular boating waterways. Seattle ...

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Mike Aiello named MarineMax national director of special projects

MarineMax recently named Mike Aiello as the company ’s national director of special projects. Aiello started with Merit Marine in 1985, where he ran a very successful business ultimately leading to becoming one of the first acquisitions of MarineMax in 1999. “I am excited about this new opportunity, and look forward to pulling from my past experience to help MarineMax ...

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Groupe Beneteau announces Prestige CEO appointment

Erwin Bamps has joined Groupe Beneteau as CEO of Prestige, reporting to Jeanneau Prestige CEO Jean-Paul Chapeleau. With a Masters in electronics engineering, the 49-year old Dutch-speaking Belgian national, started his career in Asia with a Belgian electronics engineering firm before moving to Dubai in 1998 and then to the Philippines on behalf of a Chinese telecommunications conglomerate. Bamps joined Gulf ...

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Cox Powertrain announces partnership with CoastKey

Cox Powertrain has announced a collaboration with ignition and safety specialist CoastKey. The supplier joins Murphy by Enovation Controls, which will be providing its LCD display screen for Cox’s diesel outboard engine, the CXO300. CoastKey echoes Cox Powertrain’s ethos of excellence and innovation and is a front-runner in bringing key less ignition and wireless kill switches to the marine industry. ...

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