Author Archives: Tim Hennagir

Malibu represents Tennessee boat builders on Manufacturing Day 2017

Malibu Boats, Inc. participated in the Loudon County Economic Development Agency’s first annual Manufacturing Day event on Oct.2, hosting students from Lenoir City and Loudon High School. Malibu was the sole Tennessee boat builder to participate in an official Manufacturing Day 2017 event. Each year on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day serves as a celebration of modern industry, ...

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Same-store sales down 7.1 percent in September

Boat dealer same-store sales were down 7.1 percent in September 2017. 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 August, same-store sales were up 2.5 percent Two of the three same-store sales categories were down. The biggest drop was in unit sales, which were down ...

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Bill to sell E15 year-round defeated in Senate

A bill that would have allowed for year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol was defeated and won't get a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this year. This is good news for the industry and follows countless meetings and discussions the National Marine Manufacturers Association has had with with key Senate offices to ensure they knew ...

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Marquis-Larson announces 2017 dealer award winners

Marquis-Larson Boat Group announced this year's award winners for exceptional sales achievements and company support at its annual dealer open house in Pulaski, Wis., Oct. 6, 2017. Winners were announced for each Marquis-Larson brand-Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper, Carver, Marquis-as well as for Larson Boat Group and Marquis/Carver. "We think it's very important to recognize dealers who not only ...

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ABYC announces 2018 marine law symposium details

Legal and insurance experts, marine law enforcement and manufacturer representatives will share their expertise to help attendees navigate the legal aspects of boating accidents at the American Boat & Yacht Council's second annual Marine Law Symposium, “Anatomy of an Accident,” Jan. 9, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. The agenda includes a review of five actual accidents and lawsuits that have implications for ...

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MRAA introduces certification program at SeaArk meeting

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently participated at the SeaArk Boats dealer meeting, presenting opportunities for dealership growth and success through the Marine Industry Certified Dealership. At the meeting, MRAA Lead Certification Consultant Bob McCann presented twice to the dealers in attendance, offering them insight into a proven path for growth and success. The Dealer Certification Program, endorsed ...

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Center for Sportfishing Policy elects new board members

The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) recently elected David Pfeiffer, president of Shimano North America Fishing, Inc., and Nehl Horton, president of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), to serve on its board of directors. “CSP is thrilled to welcome Dave and Nehl to the board of directors,” said Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy. “We look ...

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HMY Yacht Sales becomes dealer for new Okean brands

Palm Beach Gardens-based HMY Yacht Sales will introduce an all-new yacht brand at the upcoming 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The highlight of the premiere will be the new Okean 50 Flybridge Motor Yacht. HMY will subsequently debut two additional Okean models, the 53-foot Express Cruiser and the 80-foot Luxury Motor Yacht, in 2018. All three Okean models ...

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Correct Craft celebrates National Manufacturing Day

Correct Craft companies across the country hosted local students from area high schools and colleges as part of National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day is an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, while changing the misperception of manufacturing as an antiquated industry designed for ...

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ASA President, CEO Mike Nussman announces retirement

After decades of dedicated Capitol Hill service on advocating for fisheries resource conservation and management, and as the leader for the recreational fishing industry’s trade association, the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Mike Nussman will retire March 31, 2018. ASA posted a news release announcing Nussman's retirement late Thursday. Nussman joined the association in December 1992 as Vice President of Government Affairs ...

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