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2020 Minneapolis Innovation Award winners announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) recently honored winners of the 2020 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products, presented during preview night of the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show.  The Minneapolis Innovation Awards honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products in the boating industry to market in the following categories: ...

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Brunswick appoints VP of enterprise technologies

Brunswick Corporation announced the appointment of Dr. John F. Reid as its vice president -  enterprise technologies, effective Feb. 3, 2020.  Dr. Reid will be based in the Company’s Mettawa, Ill. headquarters and will report to Brunswick chief executive officer David M. Foulkes.  Dr. Reid brings to Brunswick over 30 years of highly accomplished technology leadership experience most recently serving ...

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MarineMax reports Q1 FY2020 results

MarineMax, Inc. announced results for its first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2019. Revenue increased 26%, or over $62.2 million, to $304.2 for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 from $241.9 million in the comparable period last year. Same-store sales were up over 24%, in the quarter, supported almost entirely by similar growth in units sold. For the sixth consecutive year, ...

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Schools receive engines donated from Evinrude and the ABYC Foundation

The ABYC Foundation announced that 21 Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines have been donated to high schools and post-secondary schools training aspiring marine technicians. More engines will be shipped throughout the year, with schools from 22 U.S. states, Canada and the British Virgin Islands that have applied for the donation program. In 2019, the ABYC Foundation received $2 ...

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NMMA continues advocacy series at Minneapolis Boat Show

On Wednesday, NMMA continued the “Propelling Our Industry Forward” advocacy series with a cocktail reception at the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show. The reception was integrated into the Innovation Awards and featured remarks from NMMA senior vice president of government and legal affairs, Nicole Vasilaros. NNMA’s second annual boat show advocacy tour is part of the association’s expanded advocacy effort, ...

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Hatteras Yachts announces senior management succession

Hatteras | Cabo Yachts, LLC, announced that it has named board member Gary Smith as chief executive officer and Dave Goodman as chief financial officer of Hatteras Yachts. Smith, who has been advising the company as a board member, joins Hatteras’ management having most recently led the highly successful renewal and sale of Polartec LLC, the global manufacturer of technical and performance ...

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NMMA Canada presents 2020 Hall of Fame Award

The NMMA Canada has announced the induction of Michael Vollmer into the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame. Vollmer’s contributions and achievements to the recreational boating industry were recognized during NMMA Canada’s Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Toronto International Boat Show at the Beanfield Centre, where he was presented with the 2020 NMMA Canada Hall of Fame Award.  ...

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Congressman visits Grady White facility

Congressman Greg Murphy (R-NC-03) recently visited Grady White Boats’ facility in Greenville, North Carolina – which employs a full-time roster of over 350 people – to meet with company representatives and discus pressing issues facing the recreational boating industry. NMMA encourages all members to work with them on scheduling factory visits with their respective elected officials; critically important opportunities for ...

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Zeelander Yachts launches North American department

Zeelander Yachts recently announced the launch of Zeelander North America. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – yachting capital of the USA – Zeelander North America said it will expand the brand’s ability to understand and fulfill the unique needs of discerning American yachtsmen and women. Zeelander North America is led by Anthony Baranello. “My team and I are proud to ...

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NMMA releases November powerboat registrations report

NMMA announced its November New Powerboat Registrations Report showing new powerboat retail unit sales were up 6% on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis and down 1% on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) totaling 275,000 units. “Monthly new powerboat sales picked up during the second half of the year, helping put total sales for 2019 nearly back on par with ...

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