Market Outlook

ValvTect, MarineFuel.com launch partnership

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - ValvTect Petroleum recently announced a partnership and co-marketing agreement with MarineFuel.com, a fuel pricing website and marina search engine. “We are pleased to develop this relationship with ValvTect to allow our members to target search for Certified ValvTect Marinas offering ValvTect Marine Fuels,” William McKenna, president of MarineFuel.com, said in a release. “Our comprehensive real-time information database ...

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Boat Show Exhibitor magazine to launch in February

CHICAGO — A new free magazine for boat show exhibitors titled Boat Show Exhibitor will launch in February, according to a release from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which is underwriting the publication. It will launch to an initial estimated 20,000 individuals throughout the U.S. The magazine is being published by Imagination, a custom publishing and content marketing agency. Boat ...

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Grow Boating assessments to be restored Jan. 1

CHICAGO — Grow Boating Inc. announced this week that the National Marine Manufacturers Association Board of Directors approved full restoration of Grow Boating assessments effective Jan. 1. The decision comes after a Grow Boating Funding Task Force, comprised of representatives from the Grow Boating Board of Directors, submitted its recommendation to the NMMA Board to reinstate full assessment collection to ...

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Trailer Boats names 2011 Excellence in Design winners

VENTURA, Calif. – Trailer Boats magazine has announced 14 winners in its 3rd annual Excellence in Design Awards, a program that defines and recognizes all that is truly outstanding in boat design. Trailer Boats Excellence in Design Award Winners for 2011 will be featured in the January issue of Trailer Boats, one of Boating Industry's sister publications, which goes on ...

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Brunswick’s commercial arm partners on series of aluminum boats

EDGEWATER, Fla. – Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, which manufactures watercraft for commercial, governmental and military use, has entered into a supply agreement with MetalCraft Marine to promote a series of high-performance aluminum boats. BCGP currently offers 16 models of commercialized Boston Whaler fiberglass boats, and eight Impact rigid hull inflatable boats. Under the agreement with MCM, BCGP’s product offering ...

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Intellian moves into new offices

IRVINE, Calif. – Marine satellite antenna maker Intellian recently reported it has moved its U.S. headquarters and warehouse in Irvine, Calif., to a larger location, and opened a new office in the Seattle area. The Irvine office and warehouse is four times larger than the previous location, and the new Seattle-area location is home to Intellian’s growing Marketing Department and ...

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IMI reports record international attendance

WARREN, R.I. — The International Marina Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has almost completed its fall training calendar and reports that it experienced a significant spike in international attendance at its annual fall conference, marina study tour, and core training events. “Overall we experienced a 30 percent increase in international attendance to our ...

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Source One selects AppOne platform

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, Netherlands — Wolters Kluwer Financial Services reports that Source One Financial Services Inc. has chosen its AppOne platform to help simplify and automate the finance process for Source One’s dealer customers. Source One is a marine and RV loan origination company, serving more than 800 dealers throughout the Midwest. AppOne will help the company automate indirect ...

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Survitec acquires commercial marine business from Revere Supply

DUNMURRY, Northern Ireland — European survival technology company Survitec Group Limited has acquired Revere Commercial Marine Business from Florida's Revere Supply Company Inc. to expand its presence in the United States, the company recently reported. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Revere Supply is an established sales and distribution company of safety equipment. “Bringing Revere’s commercial business within the ...

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Yamaha promotion to run through boat show season

KENNESAW, Ga. — Yamaha Marine Group recently announced “The Four Stroke Revolution,” a new promotion designed to give consumers a reason to buy during the 2010 holidays and continuing through the boat show season. The promotion applies to eligible, new Yamaha 2.5 to 350 hp four-stroke outboards and provides the purchasing consumer a choice of either a two-year Y.E.S. contract ...

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