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Florida Governor to speak at IBEX Industry Breakfast

Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will deliver keynote remarks during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 28, at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street from 7:30-9:30 a.m. “We are excited to welcome Governor DeSantis to IBEX and honored to have him speak during our Industry Breakfast kickoff event,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “The innovation ...

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Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters named to NMMA Hall of Fame

NMMA announced today the induction of two industry pioneers into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joan Maxwell, President and Co-Founder of Regulator Marine, and Bill Watters, President of Syntec Industries, will be presented with the 2021 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during IBEX. The ceremony takes place at the show’s annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, September 28 ...

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Outdoor recreation community has opportunity to inform spending priorities

The passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was a huge accomplishment for the outdoor recreation industry and the thousands of businesses that make up the $788 billion recreation economy. Through GAOA implementation, the outdoor recreation community has the unique opportunity to have its voice heard and inform agency and congressional partners of priorities carried out through the Land ...

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Discover Boating generates strong engagement

Discover Boating sparked interest and encouraged participation in boating this summer – and with help from its influencer partners creating and posting compelling content – gained nearly 400 NEW Instagram followers during the month of August. Instagram profile actions were also up 82% compared to the previous month in July. That indicates people were interested in learning more after they saw a social ...

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Brunswick Corporation’s Advanced Systems Group acquires SemahTronix

Brunswick Corporation has acquired SemahTronix, a global supplier of high-complexity electrical wiring harnesses for advanced products in the marine, mobile, and defense industries. The company will become part of Brunswick’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG) which consists of leading P&A brands in advanced batteries, electrical power management, digital control & monitoring, and networked systems & devices for the marine, RV, specialty ...

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Chaparral and Robalo Boats introduce new technology on their dealer website platform

Chaparral and Robalo Boats have introduced Enriched Lead technology on their Dealer 360 website platform. “This technology will allow us to help customers in their buying journey to better know what they may qualify for and provide our dealers with a very clear credit profile of the customer and likelihood of an approval based off of actual lender programs,” said ...

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MasterCraft updates guidance for First Quarter 2022

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced it is revising its guidance for fiscal first quarter 2022 due principally to a temporary delay in the shipment of a key component from a single engine parts supplier for the company’s MasterCraft brand. The timing of delivery of these delayed units will shift into the fiscal second quarter 2022. MasterCraft now expects fiscal first ...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife expands recreation opportunities on managed lands and waters

The Department of the Interior announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has opened new or expanded hunting, boating and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history. The increased recreational access, which covers 88 National Wildlife Refuges and one National Fish Hatchery, is consistent with the Biden-Harris administration’s America ...

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IBEX 2021 announces schedule of networking and special events

IBEX 2021

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the schedule of networking and special events for industry professionals to connect during its 30th Anniversary celebration September 28-30 in Tampa, FL. Registration is open and exhibit hall badges are free through September 26, 2021. The IBEX daily schedule can be found at www.ibexshow.com/schedule-at-a-glance/. Special events can be found at www.ibexshow.com/special-events-demos/. Here are special ...

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Newport International Boat Show kicks-off 2021 boat show season

The 50th Anniversary of the Newport International Boat Show will take place September 16 – 19, 2021 on the downtown waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. “We are seeing an incredible amount of excitement from boaters about this year’s show,” said Nancy Piffard, Show Director, Newport Exhibition Group. “Consumers are looking forward to seeing the latest products, ...

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