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NMMA celebrates a successful American Boating Congress 2022

American Boating Congress

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) last week wrapped up a successful three-day advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC) and welcomed over 200 industry stakeholders to Washington, D.C. to drive the industry’s policy priorities forward. After two years of virtual advocacy events, industry leaders and stakeholders came together at The Wharf in D.C. to celebrate the resilience and success ...

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Marine Products Corporation announces changes to leadership

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) has announced several changes within its senior leadership team and among its Board of Directors. Marine Products manufactures fiberglass boats under the brand names of Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral's sterndrive models include SSi and SSX, along with the Chaparral Surf Series. Chaparral's outboard offerings include OSX Luxury Sportboats, and SSi and SSX outboard models. Robalo ...

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NMMA announces Customer Satisfaction Index awards

The NMMA today announced boat dealer recipients of the 2021 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards. The 2021 CSI Awards honor 942 boat dealers for customer satisfaction excellence in sales and 916 boat dealers for excellence in continued service.  For the sixth consecutive year, NMMA is using dealer satisfaction data collected through the Marine Industry CSI program to recognize boat ...

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Sea Ray launches new SLX 260 outboard

Sea Ray names new president

Sea Ray has announced the launch of its SLX 260 and SLX 260 Outboard, the company’s first boat designed by an all-women design team and the first Sport Boat to showcase the new SLX design language.  The design team was led by Sea Ray Senior Design Manager Carrie Fodor and Brunswick Boat Group Senior Industrial Designer Kristin McGinnis. “This launch ...

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Dockwa, TWG expands leadership team

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 The Wanderlust Group (TWG), parent company of Dockwa, has announced three new executive appointments across its Product, Engineering and Revenue teams. "For the second year in a row, first-time boat ownership has surpassed 415,000 according to the NMMA. This significant influx of first-time boat-owners is certainly translating to growth we're experiencing at The Wanderlust Group," said Mike Melillo, CEO of The Wanderlust ...

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Scania USA appoints Jorg Franzke president

Scania has announced Jorg Franzke has been appointed President of Scania U.S.A., Inc. effective May 16th, 2022. Franzke succeeds Håkan Sterner, who will move back to Sweden after five years at Scania U.S.A. In this position, Franzke will be responsible for Scania U.S.A.’s operations. He has been working for Scania since 1995 in various positions such as Services, Truck Sales, R&D, ...

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ProSpec appoints Ray Mills regional sales manager

ProSpec Electronics has hired Ray Mills as its eastern regional sales manager. In his new role, Mills is responsible for forecasting and growing OEM and aftermarket sales within the Mid Atlantic, Mississippi Valley, and Southeast regions. Leveraging industry trends and customer feedback, he contributes to new product development. Managing and training independent sales reps within his territory, he assists with ...

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Propspeed partners with Marine Protection Systems

Propspeed has partnered with Marine Protection Systems to educate and provide solutions to prevent corrosion and minimize damage to vessels and the marine biosphere. Propspeed and Marine Protection Systems have teamed up to produce a Corrosion Protection Tank where they will show the relationship and performance of various anodes and coatings. The tank will be on display at a number ...

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ePropulsion debuts electric inboard

ePropulsion has expanded its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offering with the launch of an electric inboard, the H-100. The H-100 will make its world debut at this year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo, taking place in June at RAI Amsterdam. The new H-100 is a 100kw inboard motor, engineered for larger sailing boats and motor vessels between 60- to 100-feet ...

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Boating Industry issues ‘last call’ for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now in the last days for accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as honored at the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 14-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort ...

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