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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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ICOMIA awards honorary lifetime memberships

During the ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress held earlier this month in Split, Croatia, ICOMIA president Andrea Razeto presented NMMA president Dr. Thom Dammrich and Finnboat’s past president Dr. Jouko Huju with honorary lifetime memberships.  According to ICOMIA, “As mark of highest appreciation for past services to ICOMIA, on recommendation of the Executive Committee, we would like to honour two individuals who over ...

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Minnesota Congressman holds invasive species discussion

"This isn't just for boaters. It's not just about people who actually use our lakes. This is for everyone." That was one of the takeaways as Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-3) hosted a round table discussion about aquatic invasive species with local experts and community leaders in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. During a recent tour of all 36 cities and towns in ...

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Celebrate National Fishing & Boating Week

National Fishing and Boating Week, sponsored by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is now underway, highlighting the importance of recreational boating and fishing. During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. Check out the upcoming free fishing ...

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Nominations for the 2019 Movers & Shakers now open

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as ...

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