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Pearl Yachts unveiling new flagship at Cannes Yachting Festival

Pearl Yachts will unveil a new flagship at the next Cannes Yachting Festival - the Pearl 95, marking the boatbuilder's debut into the superyacht market. The Pearl 95 continues the design collaboration between Bill Dixon and the British designer Kelly Hoppen. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Pearl Yachts serves the 60- to 80-foot motor yacht category. The Pearl 95 features ...

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NMMA provides update on EPA bio-isobutanol approval

Earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt approved the registration of bio-isobutanol as a fuel additive. The National Marine Manufacturers Association has been a leading voice in the effort to secure approval for bio-isobutanol, raising it directly with Pruitt on multiple occasions since he took office. May’s American Boating Congress featured a special question-and-answer session with NMMA President ...

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NMMA Canada submits tariff concerns regarding U.S. boats

National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada has made an official submission to the Government of Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining the association's specific concerns regarding retaliatory tariffs. NMMA Canada is urging the recreational boating industry to contact elected officials on this important matter.  Industry businesses can write the Prime Minister directly at the following address: The Right Hon. Justin ...

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MTAM trainee promotion shows value of apprenticeships

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland has announced two of its on-the-job trainees have been promoted to full-time positions at Hinckley Yacht Services. Shane Laureska is the current dockmaster at Hinckley in Oxford, Md. Laureska first became interested in the marine industry watching the boats come in and out of the waterfront restaurant he worked at before applying for MTAM’s ...

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NMMA appoints Jason Pajonk-Taylor to MACD Board

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the appointment of Jason Pajonk-Taylor, president of Taylor Made Group, to the Marine Accessories and Components Division Board of Directors. The MACD board serves the nearly 600 NMMA member companies in both the OEM and aftermarket segments, and is vested in the success to protect and grow recreational boating through public policy advocacy and ...

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Grow Boating Marketing Summit returns to IBEX

The 2018 Grow Boating Marketing Summit will provide opportunities to learn how to leverage digital marketing channels—display ads, video, social media, email, search, websites and more—to move your business forward. Grow Boating invites all industry stakeholders to join us the day before this year's International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference to discover the latest tools to effectively market to the next ...

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OneWater Marine Holdings acquires Bosun’s Marine of Massachusetts

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings has acquired Bosun’s Marine with four retail locations in Massachusetts. For more than a quarter century, Bosun’s Marine has provided award-winning service to New England boaters with 2017 annual revenues in excess of $40 million. Tim Leedham and his team of veteran store managers will continue to lead the day-to-day operations under the Bosun’s Marine brand. Terms ...

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NMMA will host trade, tariff webinar Wednesday, June 13

The global trade war has intensified in the past two weeks, and the recreational boating industry has been placed in the crosshairs. As a result, the industry is experiencing rising manufacturing costs, retaliatory tariffs, and order cancelations. The U.S. marine industry is being targeted by three different types of tariffs: Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum; Anti-dumping and countervailing ...

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Garmin International introduces live scanning sonar

Garmin International, Inc. has introduced a live scanning sonar that provides higher resolution  images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat. Panoptix LiveScope delivers live sonar images in real-time – forwards, backwards, sideways and below the boat – even while stationary. Anglers can see images and movement so clear and precise that it’s even possible to ...

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Mercury Marine announces leadership team changes

Mercury Marine has announced four strategic changes to its executive leadership team: Mike Gyorog has been named executive vice president of global service at Mercury Marine. Gyorog has been with Mercury Marine since 1982 and has been instrumental in the company’s P&A growth as the vice president of global service and marine parts and accessories. This new role allows Gyorog ...

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