Yamaha names external affairs director

Yamaha has named Martin Peters director of marine external affairs. With the new role comes official responsibilities for marine sustainability and regulatory affairs in addition to government relations and communications. “Yamaha remains dedicated to sustainability and as Director of Marine External Affairs, Martin will help lead the effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the U.S. Marine Business Unit,” said ...

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Chris-Craft debuts manufacturing facility

Chris-Craft, wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO), debuted a new manufacturing facility in Sarasota, Fla. The new building increases the company’s production capacity by 50% and spans over 70,000 square feet, allowing for the full build of boats from start to finish. Chris-Craft will build six models from 24 feet to 28 feet in the facility. The expansion ...

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Brunswick named to Newsweek’s list of Most Trustworthy Companies

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has been named by Newsweek to its 2023 list of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies. Brunswick ranked in the Top 20 companies within the Machines and Industrial Equipment category. The award recognizes companies across three main public pillars of trust – customer trust, investor trust, and employee trust. “We are thrilled that Brunswick has been included on Newsweek’s ...

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AIWA advocates for waterway dredging efforts

In meetings with a dozen Senate and House offices this month, members of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) pushed for increased funding to dredge the entire Intracoastal Waterway to its authorized depth of 12 feet. Some areas of the ICW today are as shallow as five feet deep, presenting a hazard to sailors and larger pleasure craft, as well ...

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NMEA announces 2023 conference dates

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that its 2023 Conference & Expo will be held at the Orlando Doubletree Hotel at Universal, September 18 – 22. This event will be focused strictly on marine electronics. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in over 20 different NMEA manufacturer technical training sessions ranging from one to two-hour time slots. ...

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NMRA extends scholarship deadline


The deadline to apply for a 2023 National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) Marine Trades Scholarship has been extended to April 30, 2023. Since 2008, NMRA has actively contributed to the future of the marine industry by offering scholarships to students pursuing education in the marine trades. In 2022, two NMRA Scholarships of $2,500 each were awarded to students attending the ...

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Sunseeker appoints sustainability manager

Sunseeker International has appointed its permanent Sustainability and Environmental Manager as part of its wider commitment to long-term sustainable development. Sean Dempsey joins Sunseeker with over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry, working on sustainability projects within the BMW Group. Sean has been at the forefront of green innovation in the automotive space for two decades, and for ...

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MTA New Jersey extends scholarship deadline

The Marine Trades Association of NJ (MTA/NJ) Foundation has extended their scholarship deadline until April 15, 2023. The MTA/NJ Foundation has announced the availability of three Boating Industry Scholarships that will be open to any student seeking a career in the recreational boating industry in New Jersey. In addition, the Automotive Training Center scholarship will provide half tuition to a ...

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Kawasaki celebrates 50 years of PWC

Kawasaki Jet Ski debuted the original Jet Ski watercraft in 1973. “For 50 years, Kawasaki Jet Ski has been synonymous with 'good times' on the water,” said Bob O’Brien, Kawasaki's director of marketing. “As an early leader in the PWC category, Kawasaki and Jet Ski developed a fun-loving lifestyle centered around the exhilaration of combining speed with control.” The first ...

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Biden Administration to award Boating Infrastructure Grants

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the agency’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program will provide more than $20 million in grant funding for 19 states to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other boating facilities for outdoor recreation. Under the BIG program, more than $2.8 million will fund projects in 19 states under the BIG Tier 1 subprogram, and ...

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