Market Outlook

Freedom Electric Marine adds to dealer network

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. - Freedom Electric Marine, manufacturer of eco-friendly electric watercraft, recently announced the addition of Peters Marine Services of Allentown, Pa., to its nationwide dealer network. Peters Marine will expand its electric watercraft line up with the Twin Troller X10 from Freedom Electric Marine, formerly known as Carolina Electric Boats. More information about Freedom Marine Boats can be ...

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BoatUS: Beware of flood debris

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) is warning boaters about the potential risk of damage caused by flood debris just below the water in waterways and lakes. BoatUS has four tips for boaters to prevent damage this season. Prepare for emergencies: Check bilge pumps to make sure they're clear and working, and make sure ...

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Tigé Z3 named official boat of WakeWorld

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The wakeboarding publication WakeWorld recently announced that the 2012 Tigé Z3 would be the “Official Boat of WakeWorld'.” WakeWorld's website will feature articles about Tigé and the 2012 Z3 and will provide a dedicated discussion board for readers to ask questions and post feedback about the boat. “We’re always looking for unique ways to connect with ...

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SAIL Magazine announces 2012 best boats nominees

BOSTON – SAIL magazine recently announced its list of nominees for the best sailboats of 2012. The judges for this year’s list of nominees will conduct their evaluation around the Newport International boat Show, Sept. 15-19, and at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Oct. 6-10. This year’s judges include SAIL editor-in-chief Peter Nielsen, senior editor Adam Cort, executive editor ...

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Safe Launch selects Home Port marine marketing

KILMARNOCK, Va. – Safe Launch LLC of Lansdale, Penn., recently selected Home Port Marine Marketing to develop its distribution network as well as provide publicity and promotions for its drain plug reminder system. Home Port Marine Marketing is headed by former BoatUS product marketing executives Jim Geogriadis and David Pilvelait and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011. Can’t get ...

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Analyst: Market undervaluing Brunswick

DENVER – RBC Capital Markets Analyst Edward Aaron released an investment note today reaffirming his confidence in Brunswick Corporation’s stock value. According to the note: “While this opinion is partly based on our view that the boating market is unlikely to contract much more (if at all), the more important points are that: 1) despite attestations to the contrary, an ...

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New Discover Boating POS materials available

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. – Discover Boating “Welcome to the Water” point-of-sale materials are available to all dealers free of charge on the Discover Boating website, GrowBoating.org. The materials, including Welcome to the Water window clings, bumper stickers, and windshield stickers, are a simple way to welcome customers to your dealership and welcoming them to the boating lifestyle. The point-of-sale materials ...

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BoatUS releases trailerboat hurricane safety tips

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recently released a checklist of tips for owners of trailerboats to protect their boats from damage that can be caused by hurricanes that move inland. BoatUS suggests that boat owners do the following things to protect their boats and trailers from damage: Do a trailer check-up: Inspect your ...

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Sea Ray, ValvTect renew partnership

ODESSA, Del. – ValvTect Petroleum Products and the Sea Ray Owners Club have renewed their partnership to give Sea Ray Owners Club members benefits for purchasing ValvTect Marine Fuel at Sea Ray dealers’ docks. The partnership works much like a frequent flyers program, awarding Owners Club members with points that can be used towards their next new previously untitled Sea ...

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Sea Ray, Meridian add 22 new dealers to their worldwide network

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Sea Ray Group added 22 new Sea Ray and Meridian dealerships to their worldwide dealer network. Sea Ray and Meredian added 16 new dealers in North America, along with six around the world. “With the addition of these distinguished dealerships,” Rob Pamentier, President of Sea Ray Group said in a release, “we continue to expand our ...

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