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Orlando Watersports Complex helps all get on the water

This weekend, Orlando Watersports Complex hosted Above The Wake, a local nonprofit that helps disabled kids get on the water. Orlando Watersports Complex staff taught 25 kids with varying degrees of autism how to wakeboard, kneeboard, or ride on top of the water. It was an event where people experienced new joys and activities on the water that they have ...

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Correct Craft hosts first ‘Culture Summit’

Correct Craft, long known for its commitment to people and culture, has launched a new Culture Summit for senior leadership and human resources managers within the marine industry. The Culture Summit will take place on January 14 – 15, 2020 at the Orlando Airport Hyatt Regency. The Culture Summit will explore the importance of effective culture in our companies, include ...

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Volvo Penta takes to the field in student educational event

To connect with the next young wave of technical talent, Volvo Penta of the Americas recently spoke with local students about the engineering behind its marine and industrial power solutions on land and at sea at the REECH Foundation’s 2019 STEAM Day Youth Football Camp, in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded by former NFL player and Chesapeake resident Don Carey and his ...

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Brunswick partners with United Way for students in Minnesota

Employees of Brunswick Corporation's New York Mills Operation, home of Lund and Crestliner boats, recently partnered with the United Way to host its second annual Stuff the Boat event to help local families with back to school supply needs. A new twist to this year’s event was the addition of a boat raffle which was used to raise additional funds ...

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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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