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ABYC launching online marine technician learning opportunities

The American Boat & Yacht Council is launching new online education opportunities for marine technicians, broadening the educational offerings already available. Starting in December 2018, ABYC will release one new comprehensive course to the public each quarter. Additionally, each month free micro-courses will be made available to ABYC members. This will provide many opportunities to accumulate Continuing Education Units (CEUs) ...

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Mercury Marine earns eighth Green Masters designation

For the eighth consecutive year, Mercury Marine has earned a Green Masters designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Mercury achieved a score within the top 20 percent of all applicants with a score well above the minimum requirements needed to earn the designation. The Green Master Program measures companies on a broad range of sustainability issues ranging from energy ...

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Rushton Gregory signs marketing agreement with HydroHoist

Rushton Gregory Communications, a marketing communications agency specializing in the marine, outdoor, automotive and consumer electronics markets, recently announced the addition of HydroHoist Marine Group, the parent company of HydroHoist Boat Lifts, to its client roster. Rushton Gregory will provide public relations services to drive awareness for the company’s hydro-pneumatic lift systems. HydroHoist Boat Lifts is the market originator of ...

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Boatsetter makes key executive appointments

Boatsetter, the online peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace, has made two executive-level appointments. Christian Martinez has been named chief operating officer and Julien Geffriaud, chief growth officer. Jaclyn Baumgarten, CEO and company co-founder, made the announcement. Reporting to the CEO, Martinez oversees Boatsetter's day-to-day business operations and long-term strategy and goals. He will direct traditional, digital, programmatic, mobile and eCommerce corporate ...

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Evinrude attains Wisconsin Green Masters level status

Evinrude recently announced that for the second year, it has received recognition as a Green Master, the highest sustainable business rating from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters Program works to identify businesses that have taken at least one action within each of the ...

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OneWater Marine Holdings acquires The Slalom Shop

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings has acquired The Slalom Shop with locations in Dallas and Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I’m excited to welcome The Slalom Shop team to the OneWater family of dealerships,” said Austin Singleton, CEO of OneWater Marine. “Having worked with Darrell for 20-plus years as part of our Cobalt 20 Group, ...

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Priority One adds lenders to electronic closing process

Priority One Financial Services, Inc. has announced the addition of two new lenders to their electronic signature process called EZ-Sign.   Priority One was first in the recreational market using electronic signature technology and the addition of Medallion Bank and Aqua Finance, Inc. to the platform is the next step in the company’s expansion of electronic signature offerings.  EZ-Sign enables Priority ...

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Marine Marketers of America accepting entries for Neptune Awards

The Marine Marketers of America is now accepting entries for its 2018 Neptune Awards competition, which recognizes companies and individuals on their outstanding work in marine marketing. The annual competition, now in its 11th year, is open to any company or organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing work between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. The awards will be ...

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Pure Watercraft releases new marine propulsion battery pack

Seattle-based Pure Watercraft has announced the launch of a new energy-dense battery pack for marine propulsion. The battery pack that powers the company’s outboard motor now has a capacity of 8.85 kWh (47 percent more capacity than the previous model) and active thermal management, enabling faster planing, longer range, and extended operation at top speed. The result is a more ...

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NMMA launches new consumer boating safety awareness series

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the launch of a new boating safety awareness series—boating safety brochures to help educate consumers on important boating safety guidelines. The series is available in print-ready and digital formats at no cost to the recreational marine industry.  Each brochure, which covers safety information, helpful tips, and contact information, can be printed as a physical ...

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