Author Archives: Tim Hennagir

MarineMax launches service mobile app in Florida

MarineMax has launched its Service Express mobile app in Florida to make scheduling boat service easier. “We are excited to provide a new and convenient way to schedule your service in advance! We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we forget to schedule appointments. Now you don’t have to worry, just tap the MarineMax Service Express app, complete a few ...

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Torqeedo partners with Sentinel, WhisperPower

Torqeedo has announced strategic agreements to integrate Sentinel Boat Monitors and WhisperPower smart power generation systems into its electric boat propulsion product offerings. The announcements were made in a press conference at the Dusseldorf International Boat Show Jan. 23. The Sentinel Boat Monitors are now fully integrated with Torqeedo’s Cruise, Travel and Ultralight electric propulsion systems. The Sentinel app allows ...

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Boat manufacturers strengthen MRAA support, program ties

Correct Craft and Nautique Boat Co. have increased partnership and dealer development support of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. MRAA and Nautique have partnered on a dealer development initiative that gives dealers greater access to the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program and rewards dealers who achieve Certified status. Correct Craft, manufacturer of seven boat brands and three engine ...

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BoatUs, NNMA, MRAA provide industry update on Capitol Hill

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) in partnership with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) went to Capitol Hill earlier this week to address Congressional Boating Caucus members. The three industry groups invited legislative staff for the annual State of the Industry briefings at the Russell Senate and Rayburn House ...

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Brunswick Corp. releases 4Q, full-year 2017 financial results

Brunswick Corp.’s fourth quarter and full-year 2017 financial results were bolstered by a net sales increase of 14 percent in the company’s boat segment as well as an 8 percent increase in the marine engine segment. Collectively, Brunswick’s marine businesses reported a 10 percent increase in both revenue and operating earnings over 2016. "Our 2017 revenue increased by 9 percent, ...

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Miami Boat Show Innovation Breakfast agenda, keynote speaker announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the agenda for the annual Innovation Breakfast at the 2018 Progressive InsuranceThe National Marine Manufacturers Association Presented by GM Marine Engine Technology and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and, with support from Enterprise Florida, the Innovation Breakfast is being held Friday, Feb. 16, within the show’s Center Courtyard. Keynoting this year’s ...

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Suntex Marinas acquires equity interest in Miami Beach Marina

Suntex Marina Investors LLC has acquired an equity interest from RCI Group’s Miami Beach Marina. RCI and Suntex’s recent selection by the city of Miami to redevelop the Virginia Key Marina. The state-of-the-art marina combines 400 boat slips with dockage for vessels up to 250 feet with services and amenities that are second to none. “We continue to expand the ...

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Providence Boat Show opens Feb. 2 with panel, awards

An opening morning VIP ribbon cutting at the Rhode Island Convention Center will mark the official opening of the Providence Boat Show presented by Washington Trust. One of the largest indoor shows in New England, the Providence show runs Feb. to Feb. 4. The three-day expo includes a fleet of power, sail and paddle craft from some 140 exhibitors from ...

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NMEA revamps advanced installer training course

The National Marine Electronics Association's Advanced Marine Electronics Installer Training course is totally new for 2018 and will be taught for the first time at a training event in Nashua, NH, March 8. This training class is specifically geared towards the Marine Electronics Installer who wishes to achieve installation competency in the advanced areas of marine computers, data & ethernet, ...

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