Marine Connection brings Quarken brand to North America

Marine Connection — a Boating Industry Top Dealer with nine Florida locations — has been officially designated as the Florida and North American representative of Quarken, an award-winning Finnish boat brand. Marine Connection will debut the first of three Quarken models during the Annapolis Powerboat Show October 5-8, 2023.         “Our vision has always been to connect people to superior ...

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Boating Industry announces dynamic 2023 ELEVATE SUMMIT agenda

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine has finalized the agenda for its 2023 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 5-7 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, TX.   “Over the past few years, the ELEVATE SUMMIT has emerged as the hands-down, go-to leadership event for marine industry executives and our 2023 programming continues to build on this well-established momentum,” ...

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Boating Industry to host young professionals event at IBEX 2023

Boating Industry is proud to announce that it will be hosting an event for young professionals at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, from 4-6 p.m., in Tampa, Fla. The special two-part event from NMMA’s Emerging Marine Leaders group will begin with a presentation from University of Tampa, Career Readiness representatives; Mark Colvenbach, ...

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Seattle Boat Co. acquires Tobler Marina

Seattle Boat Company, a full service marine dealer with five locations in the greater Seattle area, announced it has acquired Tobler Marina in Hayden, North Idaho. Seattle Boat Company has been in business for almost 40 years. Its business operations include new, used and consignment boat sales, service and parts, marina slips and Skylaunch moorage, boat clubs, fuel docks and ...

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OneWater acquires Harbor Pointe Marina


OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has acquired Harbor Pointe Marina, which further expands the Company’s presence on Alabama’s Lake Martin and enhances new and pre-owned boat sales, finance, and parts and services offerings. “Harbor Pointe Marina presents an exciting, low-risk opportunity to assume a dealership operation at virtually no cost. Furthermore, OneWater’s proven dealership integration and growth strategies enables ...

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Tiara celebrates top MY23 dealers, salespeople

Tiara Yachts announced and recognized its top-performing dealers and salespeople for the 2023 Model Year, at an awards dinner on August 22.  “We are grateful to all our dealers and salespeople for their efforts to promote our product lineup,” said Sue Kane, Director of Sales at Tiara Yachts. “We are proud to recognize them for these high achievements and look ...

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Cruisers Yachts expands dealer network

Cruisers Yachts expands their global reach with three new international dealers. Martin Motor Sports located in British Columbia, Canada; Narval Marine situated in Panama; and Yucatan Seas in Yucatan, Mexico.  “We are very excited to partner with these dealers to help expand our global footprint. Our expansion to global markets these past years is a true testament to our brand ...

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Ribco launches U.S. sales with Tier One Yachting

Tier One Yachting, directly affiliated with marina and maritime village South Annapolis Yacht Centre (SAYC), announced its dealer partnership with Ribco, a global manufacturer of high-performance rigid hull inflatable boats (RIBs). With this collaboration, Tier One Yachting is the exclusive distributorship to represent Ribco in North America, marking the launch of U.S. sales for the brand. “We are thrilled to ...

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Boating Industry seeks nominations for 2023 Movers and Shakers Awards

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from any company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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