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Powerboat sales increase by more than 2 percent in June

Boat sales increased by slightly more than 2 percent in June, 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 time of ...

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Ranger Boats participates in White House product showcase

Flippin, Arkansas-based Ranger Boats recently had the honor of representing the state of Arkansas at The White House. The event was part of President Donald Trump's "Made in America Product Showcase" Monday, July 23, highlighting each state's effort and commitment to American-made goods and products. The showcase featured a limited-edition Ranger Z521L ICON prominently displayed on the White House South ...

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Magic Tilt Trailers talks tariffs, workforce with Congressional representative

Magic Tilt Trailers’ President and CEO, Craig Clawson, recently met with Congressman Crist in Clearwater, Fla., to discuss key issues facing the industry, particularly tariffs and worker shortages. According to Clawson, “Tariffs are pushing up our costs, forcing us to increase our prices and squeezing our margins.” After the meeting,  Crist toured the Magic Tilt plant and chatted with employees. ...

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Navico appoints new Americas senior vice president, COO

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands, has announced Jamie Elgie has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief operating office of the Americas. In his new role, Elgie will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands throughout North, Central and South ...

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Correct Craft hosts industry roundtable on tax reform

Correct Craft recently hosted a roundtable of boating industry leaders who met with U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) on issues related to tax reform and global trade. Buchanan, an influential member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and chairman of its Tax Policy Subcommittee, has been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan to survey business leaders to recommend ...

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Skeeter hosts annual dealer meeting in Texas

Skeeter Products, Inc. recently hosted its annual Southern dealer meeting, in Longview, Texas, at the Maude Cobb Convention Center. Skeeter dealers learned about the new 2019 Skeeter FX Apex Edition boats. The 2019 Skeeter FX Apex will be Skeeter’s premier packaged bass boat. The company also announced the continuation of pre-designed color offerings on the ZX and FXLE models while ...

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Formula Boats provides 400 Super Sport Crossover update

The new Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover takes a design cue from the 430 SSC, combining the versatility of an open bow and with cabin Crossover elements.  At 40 feet in length with a 12-foot beam, the 400 SSC centers on a full-height windshield and coupe top design that encloses the entire width of the cockpit. The Formula Crossover SmartZone ...

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Torqeedo powers passenger vessels at Vietnamese resort

Torqeedo is supplying electric propulsion systems for a fleet of 15 new passenger excursion boats recently delivered to Vinpearl’s newest resort development at Hoi An, Vietnam. The nine-meter FRP displacement craft, built by Song Lo Shipbuilding in Nha Trang, are powered by Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 inboard electric motors with BMW i3 lithium batteries. “We are very happy with the ...

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Troy Hazard named 2018 MDCE closing keynote

Troy Hazard, an entrepreneur, consultant, best-selling author, TV host and professional speaker known for his authenticity and focus on providing take-home value, will wrap up the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo as the closing keynote presenter. Hazard, a business turn-around specialist who founded and developed a dozen small- and medium-sized companies over two decades, will share his expertise in ...

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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable participates in key advisory meeting

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is pleased with key outcomes from the inaugural meeting of the Interior Department’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee discussed approaches that would allow more Americans to enjoy the nation’s great outdoors, and committee leaders were elected. ORR is the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations. It is committed to ...

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