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NMMA webinar on stimulus package and boating

The NMMA will be hosting a webinar this Friday on how the $2 trillion stimulus bill recently signed into law by President Trump will help marine businesses during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Click here to register now. The event will feature presentations from Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs at NMMA and George Cooper, partner at ...

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USCG guidelines for PFD decontamination

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Because questions about how to decontaminate your personal flotation device are surfacing, the U.S. Coast Guard has posted recreational life jacket Decontamination Guidance on their website www.uscgboating.org. If you think your product has been exposed to a virus, clean as recommended by the manufacturer and then let dry in warm, low humidity environment for at least 72 hours before reuse. ...

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Life Industries produces sanitizer

Life Industries COVID-19 sanitizer bottle

Life Industries Corporation, manufacturer of BoatLIFE, RVbyLIFE, and AeroLIFE care and maintenance products, is expanding the production and availability of Sanitizer, a disinfectant solution. This is in response to a request from the South Carolina Department of Commerce to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the pandemic curve. A formulation of benzalkonium chloride (BZK) and water, Sanitizer is ...

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Gevo announces cuts due to COVID-19

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Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, suspended production operations at its facility in Luverne, Minnesota for the foreseeable future. In connection with the suspension of operations and the overall economic disruption caused by COVID-19, Gevo also terminated 30 employees across Agri-Energy’s operations at the Luverne Facility and Gevo’s headquarters in Colorado. The remaining employees that earn above ...

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Priority One Financial Services announces the passing of Glen Vogel

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Priority One Financial Services, Inc., has announced the recent passing of Glen Vogel, Operations Manager. “Glen worked in automotive and marine F&I offices for over 30 years and brought so much of that experience to our business,” said Heather Mariscal, president. “He was passionate about dealers’ needs and really understood their perspective. He was also very skilled with numbers and ...

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SeaSucker introduces Offshore Warrior Set

Not everyone is a pro tournament angler, but with SeaSucker's Offshore Warrior Set, they might as well be. The collection includes three important tools offshore sportfish boats all carry, but in a convenient, removable solution: a Heavy Duty Trolling Unit, Pro Series Tool Holder and Large Horizontal Mount Dry Box. Made in the USA, innovative SeaSucker accessories aren't permanently installed, ...

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Golden redesigns kayak launch

Golden Canoe & Kayak Launch

Many paddlers find the act of getting into and out of a kayak nerve-racking, especially with onlookers. Even the most stable solo or tandem boat will wobble and slip. With Golden Boat Lifts' completely redesigned innovative Kayak Launch, it's easy to launch and recover with safety and confidence in less than 90 seconds, even from high docks and seawalls and ...

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Zhik relaunches wetsuit line for younger sailors

Zhik junior wesuit

Zhik has relaunched their range of junior and youth wetsuits for the younger performance sailor. The new Junior Neoprene Steamer is made from 2-3mm thermal, insulating neoprene, and is ideal for frostbite racing and long winter days training. With a back zipper entry, all the Steamer seams are glued and blind stitched providing complete waterproof protection. The Junior Neoprene Skiff ...

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NMMA, MRAA pen joint letter in response to COVID-19 pandemic

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently joined forces in response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe. In the letter, leaders of both organizations call for the recreational boating industry to take action now to prepare for the challenges that come. The statement specifically calls on lenders to offer loan ...

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NMMA provides update on COVID-19 stimulus package

With the U.S. Senate passing the nearly $2 trillion economic relief package late last night and the U.S. House of Representatives expected to follow suit this week, NMMA has compiled a breakdown of provisions in the legislation that the association helped secure, along with other requests that were not included. NMMA said it worked closely with Congress and the Trump ...

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