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NMMA reports Get On Board campaign success

Get On Board campaign launches

This summer, the recreational boating and fishing industry rallied together in support of a public service campaign to encourage consumers to take to the water, which yielded unparalleled results on many levels. The Get On Board campaign from Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating amplified the industry’s collective voice during a time when consumer interest in safe outdoor recreation was at an all-time high ...

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Brunswick Boats Group announces new president

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that it has appointed Aine Denari President – Brunswick Boat Group, effective October 26, 2020.  Denari succeeds Huw Bower who left Brunswick in September. Denari joins Brunswick after spending the past 20 years in a variety of executive positions within the automotive industry, and in leadership positions at major global consulting firms.  Since 2014, Denari ...

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YANMAR and Mastry partner with Nautique for wake sports diesel engine solution

YANMAR Marine International, supplier of marine engines and propulsion systems, and south-east US YANMAR distributor, Mastry Engine Center, have partnered with Nautique Boat Company, Inc. to introduce a premium YANMAR diesel package to the recreational wake sports industry and superyacht tender market. After announcing the joint collaboration two years ago, YANMAR, Mastry, and Nautique have developed the innovative package based ...

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Tiara names top dealers for MY 2020

Tiara Yachts and Tiara Sport recently announced its 2020 model year top dealers and salespersons. The boatbuilder said it is theses dealer's and salespeople's hard work and dedication to its brands that helps to continue the growth both tiara yachts and tiara sport sees in the marketplace. “Tiara is very proud to recognize our dealer partners and top salespersons that ...

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GOST unveils next step in marine security

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a provider of marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced its new antennas offering greater performance for its line of vessel tracking systems – the GOST IDP Series. Inmarsat Data Pro (IDP) is the next generation of communication satellites that have been fully operational for several years. The new GOST IDP Series supports ...

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NMMA wants your Manufacturing Day stories

National Manufacturing Day

How did you celebrate National Manufacturing Day on October 2? NMMA wants to hear about your efforts this year to help shine a spotlight on manufacturing and our industry in these unprecedented times. Share your photos and stories of success with Sarah Salvatori at ssalvatori@nmma.org. Your story might be featured in a future edition of Currents and other industry communications. MFG Day helps show the ...

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Last chance for east coast boaters shallow draft survey

shallow draft

West and Gulf coast recreational boaters have already spoken. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is asking East Coast boaters, in a short, 5-minute online survey, to weigh in about the Aids to Navigation (ATON) system on shallow draft waterways — those East Coast waters less than 12-feet in depth. Time is running out though: The survey period ends November 1. “BoatUS appreciates the ...

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OneWater Marine announces new CTO

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OneWater Marine Inc. has named David K. Witty Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Witty will focus on expanding the company’s growing digital infrastructure with integrated marketing to enhance the customer experience, as well as to provide tools for the OneWater team to facilitate future growth. “This announcement reflects the importance OneWater places on embedding and leveraging proprietary technology ...

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FLIBS offers enhanced transportation and parking

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has added additional shuttle buses and water taxi services to navigate guests safely around the five-day outdoor show while accommodating socially-distanced seating for riders. Both forms of transportation will adhere to the show’s new safety and health guidelines including undergoing deep cleaning before visitors’ board. Before boarding a water taxi, guests will have their ...

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NMRA elects new officers at Virtual IBEX

NMRA

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) used the virtual IBEX platform to host its annual meetings and elect its 2020–2021 officers and board. Each is an independent manufacturers sales rep working in the marine market. Scott Kolodny of ComMar Sales is the NMRA president and Aaron Freeman of Tideline Marketing is vice-president. Mark Goodman of SGL Sales & Marketing was ...

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