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ABYC, NASBLA collaborate with groundbreaking education opportunity

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have partnered to allow ABYC members to attend classes in NASBLA’s Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program, previously only available to maritime law enforcement officials and related personnel. In the two weeks since the partnership was announced exclusively to ABYC members, the “Boating ...

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Evinrude appoints new marketing, international business development vice president

Evinrude has announced the appointment of Nando Zucchi as vice president of marketing and international business development. In his role, Zucchi will spearhead initiatives leveraging the company’s existing team of global marketing and international business development professionals to drive recognition and build strong partnerships enabling the continuation of Evinrude’s position as a leading innovator in outboard engines, the company stated ...

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Ranger extends L Series of bass boats

Ranger Boats has extended its popular L Series line of tournament bass boats to include the all-new Z518L Comanche and Z519L Comanche. "The Z520L and Z521L were launched last year to great acclaim," said Ranger Director of Engineering Pat Hawkins. "Offering the new design and features in the 18- and 19-foot segment was a natural choice to meet the needs ...

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River Valley Power & Sport acquires Minnesota marina

River Valley Power & Sport, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of a 62-slip marina and fuel dock facilities in Red Wing, Minn. The acquisition of Bill’s Bay Marina-Colvill Park, 507 Nymphara Lane, also includes a showroom and marine repair facility on Highway 61 at 1708 W. Third St. in Red Wing. The 62-slip marina, adjacent to Colvill Park, includes a ...

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Correct Craft hosts leaders from Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and staff from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s office visited Correct Craft separately today, toured the Nautique boat plant, and learned about issues impacting the marine industry. Correct Craft’s President and CEO Bill Yeargin and Nelson discussed how the new tariffs and trade war are impacting the marine industry. Yeargin shared with Senator Nelson how proud the ...

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JL Audio apppoints new communications manager

JL Audio has announced the appointment of Marian Liu to the newly created position of communications manager. In her new role with JL Audio, Liu will manage a team of marketing specialists and support staff working directly with the marketing team to support campaigns and communications with consumers, dealers and representatives for the automotive, marine, powersports and home audio divisions.  She will ...

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Formula Boats introduces new addition to Crossover fleet

Formula Boats’ Crossover fleet is now five models strong with the introduction of the Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover. Taking a design cue from the company’s 430 SSC, the 40-foot 400 combines offshore Super Sport performance with open bow and cabin elements. Featuring a 12-foot beam and 21-degree deep-V hull, the 400 will make its official debut in September at ...

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Soundings Trade Only launches new type of innovation award

Soundings Trade Only has created a new type of innovation award for the recreational boating industry. Rather than focusing on individuals or products, the Most Innovative Marine Company Awards will acknowledge companies using innovation in different ways to advance their businesses. The awards are open to all types and sizes of marine companies around the world. “Our industry has recognized ...

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Industry groups laud U.S. House passage of Modern Fish Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of the nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The provisions ...

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Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations partners with University of Central Florida

Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft technology initiative, is partnering with the University of Central Florida’s Senior Engineering Design Program to develop a quiet aluminum fishing boat with electric propulsion. The project will be done in collaboration with engineers from SeaArk Boats, Correct Craft’s aluminum fishing boat company.  Students will apply advanced technologies including computational fluid dynamics and electric propulsion to ...

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