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NMMA recaps day one of ABC 2021

Yesterday NMMA kicked off the first day of its annual advocacy event, the 2021 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC). The association welcomed nearly 400 attendees and an impressive lineup of speakers, including members of Congress, chiefs of staff, and directors of offices of outdoor recreation (OREC) from around the country. Throughout the initial day of programming, NMMA member companies and ...

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MarineMax reports record Q2 for FY 2021

MarineMax, Inc. announced results for its second quarter ended March 31, 2021. Revenue increased 70%, or over $214 million, to $523.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 from $308.5 million in the comparable period last year. Same-store sales grew over 45% on top of a 1% increase in the comparable quarter last year. The growth was driven by ...

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IBEX to host Supply Chain webinar next week

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Join IBEX 365 on Thursday, April 29 at 1 p.m. ET for the first webinar in its 2021 series, featuring a live discussion exploring supply chain management in a global, post-pandemic context. Supply chain management is not a specialty any longer, but instead an ecosystem strategy ensuring the competitive advantage. In the last year, the global supply chain consistently made news ...

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ABYC hires new content director

Sarah Devlin joins the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), supporting ABYC’s marketing team as content director. A newly created position, Devlin will use her education and communication background to deliver valuable content and resources to the marine industry. “We are so excited to have Sarah join the ABYC team and she has already hit the ground running,” said Shannon ...

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Brunswick again recognized for diversity by Forbes

For the second consecutive year, Brunswick Corporation has been recognized by Forbes and Statista as one of the Best Employers for Diversity. Brunswick ranked among the top 20% of the 500 companies on the list, ranking 80th overall and sixth in the state of Illinois. “We are honored to again be recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers for Diversity, ...

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OneWater Marine named sole U.S. distributor for Sunseeker Yachts

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it was named as the sole U.S. distributor for Sunseeker Yachts. The agreement is expected to close in the third quarter and will accelerate the growth of the newly formed OneWater Yacht Group announced by the Company last month. Sunseeker is a leading manufacturer of premium yachts based in the U.K., with customers across the ...

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TripSavvy names Bass Cat ‘Best Bass Boat Manufacturer of 2021’

Bass Cat was recently named the Best Bass Boat Manufacturer of 2021 by TripSavvy, one of the top travel information sites in the world. Independent research conducted by their editorial team placed Bass Cat on top among eight different boat manufacturer categories.  According to the TripSavvy team, "We chose Bass Cat as our favorite manufacturer for its longevity and stellar ...

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MMTA receives $20k state grant for Stay Local program

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced it has received a $20,000 recovery grant from the Massachusetts office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) to help market their 2021 Stay Local Boat Ma program. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, MOTT Executive Director Keiko Orrall, State Senator Edward Kennedy & State Representative Carole Fiola presented the ...

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FarSounder celebrates 20 years

2021 marks two decades that FarSounder has been dedicated to developing their unique 3D Forward Looking Sonar technology (3D FLS). Back in 2001, the founders saw a need for a solution to answer the question of what is in front of my vessel underwater right now. This real-world issue has since been mitigated with their innovative Argos navigation sonar systems.  ...

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2021 American Boating Congress begins tomorrow

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The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the 2021 American Boating Congress, begins Wednesday, April 21 and runs through Thursday, April 22. For the second year, the 2021 ABC will be held virtually. Registration is still open for the event and may be accessed here. What: The Virtual 2021 American Boating CongressWhen: Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, from 1:30 ...

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