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Tigé Boats appoints Daniel Gutierrez as new COO

Tigé Boats has announced the promotion of Daniel Gutierrez to chief operating officer, a new position within Tigé. Gutierrez began his career at Tigé Boats in 2004 and most recently served as Director of Marketing and Product Design. Effective immediately, Gutierrez will assume responsibility and lead the charge for new product development, technology implementation, and will strategically position Tigé for ...

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New powerboat registrations up 3.5 percent in July

Preliminary data for July 2018 show new powerboat registrations were up 3.5 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY). These new data have been updated and are currently reflected the New Powerboat Registrations Report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Highlights from the report include: Cruisers, tow boats and outboard-propelled runabouts were up 6 to 8 percent (R12M ...

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Power Products hires Daniel Clarkson as GM

Power Products has named Daniel Clarkson as General Manager -- Power Products Integrated Solutions effective immediately. This newly created position will help fortify Power Products position as a leading manufacturer of electrical systems and components, serving the marine, mobile, industrial and transportation markets. Since 1990, Clarkson has held a variety of leadership positions at Mercury Marine, most recently as the ...

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Recreational fishing, boating community applauds Florida longline permit decision

The recreational fishing and boating community is applauding a recent decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to deny an Exempted Fishing Permit that would have allowed pelagic longline vessels into the East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline Closed Area. Earlier this year, leading recreational fishing and boating organizations, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association, submitted public comment to the South ...

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Boat dealer same-store sales increase slightly in August

Overall boat dealer same-store sales increased by a slight percentage in August. That’s according to the latest report from CDK Global Recreation, which is based on data from users of the company’s Lightspeed software. In July, same-store sales were up 8 percent. In August, sales only increased by 0.7 percent. Parts and service were down a half-percent and 6.2 percent, ...

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MarineMax expands in Northeast, acquires Boston area marina

MarineMax, Inc. has expanded its presence in the Northeast by acquiring Bay Pointe Marina in Massachusetts. Bay Pointe Marina is a well-recognized and established full-service marina serving the greater Boston market and is located on the Town River in Quincy. “Strategically adding marinas in key markets, is an important component of our ongoing strategy to expand our retail operations and ...

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MasterCraft signs agreement to acquire Crest Marine LLC

MCBC Holdings, Inc., the parent entity of MasterCraft Boat Co., LLC , and NauticStar, LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Crest Marine, LLC, a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality pontoon boats, for approximately $80 million. MasterCraft also expects that approximately $10 million net present value of future net tax benefits will accrue to the combined company. The transaction ...

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BRP unveils personal fishing watercraft for 2019

BRP has introduced a new, specialized Sea­Doo model purposely ­built for fishermen and women. The 2019 Sea­Doo Fish Pro is the first Personal Watercraft (PWC) built specifically from the factory for fishing, BRP stated in a news release “Recreational fishing is one of the top practiced activities in the world,” said Bernard Guy, BRP's senior vice­president, global product strategy. “And ...

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MRAA Annual Conference & Expo to rebrand, relocate in 2019

The MRAA Annual Conference & Expo will embark on an exciting transformation in 2019, introducing a new name, relocating to a new location and delivering an all-new immersive event experience, the likes of which the marine industry has never participated in before, MRAA stated in a news release issued today. The 2019 MRAA Annual Conference & Expo will relocate to ...

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Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show features 400-plus boats

The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show kicks off today (Friday, Sept. 7) and runs through Sunday, Sept. 9. The region’s only on-water boat show will showcase the marine industry’s newest boats, technology and accessories at the Tampa Convention Center and Harbor. Visitors to the Bay Area’s largest boat show can view, board and buy boats at the best prices of ...

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