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Brunswick granted tariff exclusions for engines built in China

Brunswick Corp. has been granted exclusions from Section 301 tariffs for its 40 horsepower, 50 horsepower and 60 horsepower Mercury Marine engines. The engines are assembled by Mercury in China and sold globally. The exclusions reduce Brunswick’s estimated net pretax tariff impact in 2019 to approximately $17 million to $22 million, down from the estimate of $30 million to $35 ...

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Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards judges announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International (BWI) have announced the panel of judges who will evaluate product entries across three boating categories for the second annual Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. The 2019 Innovation Award winners will be announced Wednesday, Jan.23, during the boat show’s “Sneak Peek” evening. The Innovation Awards honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, ...

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SailTime Group opens third location in Europe

SailTime Group, a fractional boating membership franchise, has announced the opening of a new base in Concarneau, France. It is the third European base to open since September when SailTime launched new bases in Tuscany and Salerno, Italy. The company announced the opening last weekend at the 2018 Paris Boat Show. “We couldn’t be happier with how our European expansion ...

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Mercury, Brunswick Public Foundation support Fond du Lac United Way

Mercury Marine and the Brunswick Public Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Brunswick Corp., recently announced the results of their initiatives to financially support the Fond du Lac Area United Way. The organizations presented ceremonial checks in the amounts of $84,707 and $78,000, respectively, to the United Way's chapter in Fond du Lac, the home of Mercury Marine's world headquarters. The ...

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American Boating Congress registrations open for 2019

Registration for the 2019 American Boating Congress is now open. The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit will be held in Washington, D.C. from May 13-15, 2019, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. ABC provides attendees with the unique opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear from a host of influential ...

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Ranger Cup University announces 2019 program details

Collegiate bass anglers will have more opportunity to cash in on tournament success in 2019 thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University. The contingency program, designed by Ranger Boats exclusively for college anglers, is free of charge and open to any college angler, regardless of the brand of boat they own. To remain qualified in the program, anglers ...

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MRAA, Dominion Domains provide website marketing guidance

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, in partnership with Dominion Domains, unveiled the digital publication, “Evaluate Your Website’s Domain, Design and Digital Content” at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. This guide – authored by Jim Million of Professional Resource Group and Million Learning – is the first in a three-part series titled “The 3Ds of ...

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Boston Whaler 170 Montauk wins European BOB Award

Boston Whaler has received a European Best of Boats Award in the category “Best of Fishing.” “We’re honored to see our new 170 Montauk recognized by this esteemed organization,” said Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler. “The 170 Montauk embodies the deep commitment to purposeful design, effortless utility and cutting-edge technology that has always been a hallmark of the Boston Whaler ...

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Basta Boatlifts is sold to Bryce and Linnea Hansen

Basta Boatlifts was acquired by Bryce and Linnea Hansen of Shoreline Wash. on Nov. 30, 2018. Basta Boatlifts produces hand-crafted hydraulic boat lifts, seaplane lifts and PWC lifts. Its product line includes fabrication in both proprietary aluminum and galvanized steel. “My wife and I are honored to carry on the legacy of Sam Basta and Basta Boatlifts.  We look forward ...

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NMEA posts 2019 Installer Training Course schedule

The National Marine Electronics Association has announced the lineup and dates of its marine electronics installer training classes for 2019. Included are the Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI), Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer and Advanced NMEA 2000 Network Installer courses. "These courses are the backbone of our technical training program for installers and anyone else ...

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