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Marine Industries Association hosts Boys and Girls Club members

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) recently welcomed 70 high school students who attend the Boys and Girls Club Broward County (BGCBC) program to its headquarters in downtown Fort Lauderdale. A panel of young marine industry professionals discussed various career paths, jobs, and the benefits of working in an exciting and growing industry. “We want all BGCBC members ...

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Yamaha Motor Corporation announces new college tech training program in Arkansas

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. formally signed a partnership agreement to establish a new training program for outboard marine motor technicians at Arkansas State University-Beebe’s Searcy campus. The signing took place at Sunrise Marine Center in Searcy, the local Yamaha dealership which helped bring about the discussion between Yamaha and ASU-Beebe. “This partnership and enhanced training program represents a generous commitment ...

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Cobalt Boats hosts STEM students

Cobalt Boats recently hosted over 100 middle school girls (6th – 8th grade) from Independence, Kansas, all of whom participate in their schools' STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Fab Lab programs. As part of the program experience, field trips allow the girls to see behind the scenes at area businesses and organizations who are using STEM in their ...

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Brooklyn Marina offers summer safety tips

Boats - and the water - can provide welcome relief from the record high temperatures many parts of the country - and indeed the world - have experienced this summer. Still, boaters need to be mindful of the heat, as well as prolonged exposure to cooler water. Experts from ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, the city’s newest recreational marina, set on eight ...

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‘Blue Mind’ author meets with Correct Craft team

Recently, the renowned author of Blue Mind, Wallace “J” Nichols, met with Correct Craft’s executive team and company presidents at their summer Business Leaders’ Summit. Nichols shared his impressive research regarding the benefits of being in, under, near or on water. Nichol’s work is estimated to have impacted over a billion people, inspired millions to action, been featured in thousands ...

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American anglers achieve greater diversity

America's anglers are more diverse than ever, according to the 2019 Special Report on Fishing, released recently by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). Both women and Hispanics are casting their lines in record-breaking numbers, with 17.7 million and 4.4 million participants, respectively. "It's often assumed that all anglers look alike," says Stephanie Vatalaro, RBFF's Senior Vice President of ...

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Cobalt Boats among products featured during White House Made in America Product Showcase

Pack St. Clair, Founder and Shane Stanfill, President of Cobalt Boats located in Neodesha, Kansas had the privilege of representing the state of Kansas at President Trump’s third annual Made in America Product Showcase on Monday, July 15. The event took place on the White House Lawn, displaying American-made products from all 50 states, including Cobalt’s R5 Surf model. "We ...

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Tom Hanks jumps off a boat on his 63rd birthday

Throughout his long, award-winning career, actor, producer, writer and director Tom Hanks has had an interesting relationship with the water. He guest starred in the old TV series The Love Boat back in 1980, and followed that up with big-screen roles that also sometimes involved boats in Splash, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and Captain Phillips. The water ...

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Ernst & Young names Malibu’s Jack Springer Entrepreneur of the Year

Ernst & Young LLP named Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer regional winner for Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Southeast. The program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Jack Springer was selected as the Southeast regional ...

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Heyday pro team names brand’s first female riders

Heyday Wake Boats has announced that Caroline “Carro” Djupsjö and Allison Rain Hansen have joined the Heyday pro roster – the first two female riders to team up with the company.  The new additions to the pro lineup align with the brand’s efforts to disrupt industry stereotypes in its “We’re All Surfers” campaign that feature wake sports enthusiasts. The campaign ...

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