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Rushton Gregory will provide marketing services for Lumishore

Rushton Gregory Communications recently announced it has been retained to provide public relations and media management services for Lumishore. Lumishore provides proven LED arrays, electronic drivers, communication middleware and custom overall underwater lighting designs. “Lumishore has developed a hard-won reputation for being an innovator in marine LED lighting systems,” said Andrew Golden, principal and co-founder, Rushton Gregory Communications. ”They set ...

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Brunswick joint venture completes investment in Sea Machines Robotics

Brunswick Corp. has completed an investment in Sea Machines Robotics, a leader in the development of autonomous technology and advanced perception systems for the marine industry. Sea Machines will use this new funding to grow its engineering and technology team, rapidly develop a new generation of products and features, and expand the global reach of its products, all with the ...

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Info-Link: Powerboats up more than 3.5 percent through November

Boat sales increased by more than 3.5 percent through the month of November, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. The Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the U.S. boat market (varies by market segment and ...

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U.S. House passes Modern Fish Act

pThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. Wednesday’s vote on the Modern Fish Act was the final step toward sending the landmark legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk after it passed the Senate Dec. 17. “The Modern Fish Act is the most significant update to America’s saltwater fishing regulations in more ...

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Boat Trader launches new mobile app

Boat Trader recently announced the launch of its new app for iOS and Android mobile devices. This addition to Boat Trader’s technology suite reinforces the company’s mission to leverage technology to deliver a world-class shopping experience. With more than 1,600 dealers and private party sellers, and more than 100,000 new and used boats for sale in the Boat Trader marketplace, ...

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Ranger Boats introduces fish, cruise pontoons

Ranger Boats brings together the best of both worlds with the introduction of the new Ranger Reata 223FC and 220FC. The all-new boats combine features for both cruising and fishing into multi-use designs to accommodate families and anglers. "We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and dealers on their wants and needs in our product lines," said Bart Schad, ...

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Aron Kramer promoted to MarineMax North Florida district president

MarineMax has promoted Aaron Kramer to North Florida district president. In this position, he will oversee all MarineMax stores in North Florida including MarineMax Gulf Shores, MarineMax Pensacola, and MarineMax Panama City Beach. “I am honored to accept this new position at MarineMax and look forward to continuing our success,” Kramer said. Kramer joined MarineMax in 2012 at MarineMax Houston. ...

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Barletta Pontoon Boats goes international with Canadian partnership

Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind., and Walkers Point Marina, located in Ontario, Canada, have partnered to take Barletta international. The company continues to assemble its network of exceptional dealers around the country, and is now excited to start adding high-caliber dealers in the Canadian market. “We’ve have a very deliberate approach to adding new dealerships to our network,” ...

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Brunswick names Brenna Priesser business acceleration president

Brunswick Corp. recently announced that Brenna Priesser, chief human resources officer, has been promoted to president – business acceleration. Preisser will assume these additional duties on Jan. 1, 2019, and will report to David Foulkes, who will become Brunswick’s chief executive officer on that same date. “Next year will be a transformative year for Brunswick as we complete the separation ...

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Powerboat registrations, outboard shipments up in October, November

National Marine Manufacturer Association preliminary data for October 2018 shows registrations for new powerboats were up 4.3 percent for the rolling 12-month period year-over-year. This new data has been updated and is reflected in NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report. Registrations of new powerboats grew for all segments on both an R12M and R3M YOY basis through October. Tow boats led ...

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