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OneWater Marine to acquire T-H Marine

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire T-H Marine, a provider of branded marine parts and accessories, for approximately $185 million. The transaction is expected to close in the calendar fourth quarter of 2021. “With its comprehensive product portfolio, reputation for innovation, omni-channel sales strategy, and ability to acquire and integrate niche ...

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Boating Industry heads to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boating Industry team is packing their bags and heading south to attend - and cover - the world's largest in-water boat show; the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be making waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Editor-in-Chief David Gee, managing editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be walking the ...

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DAME awards announces 2021 shortlist

Following a long-awaited return to the jury room, METSTRADE, the organizers of the DAME Awards, announced that 53 products from a total field of 103 entries spanning 25 countries have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement of the 30th DAME Award competition. The 2021 Jury comprises eight leading experts in their field. They evaluate for evidence of ...

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Correct Craft commits to solar pledge

Correct Craft was recently recognized as an OUC/City of Orlando 2030 Solar Pledge Founding Partner along with leadership from Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and the cities of Orlando and Saint Cloud, Florida. The Solar Pledge is a commitment from influential businesses to lead the path to a renewable energy future. Each year Correct Craft will commit to powering its North ...

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MIASF names new director of membership and events

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is pleased to announce that Noah Dermody has been appointed MIASF’s new Director of Membership and Events. Dermody started his new role on October 11, 2021. Dermody is a native of Vero Beach, Florida and a 2019 graduate of Florida State University, with a degree in environmental sciences and a minor in ...

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Mercury receives international energy management award

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

At the annual Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) International Awards Banquet, the association named Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), as the recipient of its Corporate Energy Management Award. In conferring the honor, AEE asserted that “Mercury Marine is an environmental steward, driven by environmentally conscious production and sustainable energy management.” Chris Drees, Mercury president, attended the ...

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Water Sports Foundation inaugural safety outreach exceeds expectations

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A national public relations campaign by the nonprofit Water Sports Foundation has far exceeded preliminary expectations, generating more than 600 million positive boating safety media impressions over a five-month period, from April – August 2021. Designed as a proof-of-concept project funded by a modest nonprofit grant of $89,000 from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Water Sports Foundation’s PR campaign delivered ...

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Galati Yachts expands operations to the west coast

Galati Yacht Sales (GYS), one of the largest privately-held yacht dealerships in the world, will be assuming the Viking Yachts and Valhalla Brands from Stan Miller Yachts, the current authorized Viking Yachts and Valhalla dealer on the west coast. This acquisition expands Galati Yacht Sales' current operations to 15 locations serving the entire Gulf of Mexico (FL, AL, TX), Mexico, ...

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Groupe Beneteau acquires Starfisher shipyard

Groupe Beneteau recently announced the acquisition of STARFISHER, which has become GB PORTUGAL, thereby strengthening its production capacity for 25 to 35-foot powerboats by establishing itself in Portugal. "The Beneteau Group has great ambitions for development in all the markets it addresses and, in particular, the dayboating* market, which is particularly dynamic. This acquisition will enable us to strengthen our ...

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Sea Tow partners with Crosskix, promotes boating safety

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Sea Tow members can now get a special deal on the latest technology in boating footwear thanks to a newly announced partnership with Crosskix Footwear. As one of the perks of Sea Tow membership, members receive exclusive member-only deals and discounts from Sea Tow Savings Club participants. The new participant, Crosskix, is offering all active members 25% off their entire ...

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