Yamaha names newest Certified Master Technicians

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the marine technicians who successfully earned Yamaha Master Technician Certification during late 2021 and early 2022. In order to earn the certification, experienced marine technicians must complete six week-long courses covering outboard engine operating systems, proper installation, service and maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting skills. Out of hundreds of applicants, approximately 30 technicians pass Yamaha’s ...

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Power Lodge acquires Miller Marine

Miller Marine of Saint Cloud, MN is under new ownership. The dealership was purchased by Power Lodge of Minnesota, owned and operated by Tom Dehn, a 35-year veteran in the recreational sales industry. Miller Marine has grown to become one of the largest single-point boat dealerships. They are the world’s No. 1 seller of high-performance boats from Bennington. In 2021, ...

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Boating Industry issues ‘last call’ for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now in the last days for accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as honored at the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 14-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort ...

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Boating Industry gears up for power-packed 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

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EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine is well underway in planning for its 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 14-16 at the beautiful Caribe Royale resort in Orlando, FL. “The team at Boating Industry has been working very hard over the past few years to make the ELEVATE SUMMIT a significant leadership event unlike anything our industry has ...

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MarineMax hires SVP of People Strategy

MarineMax recently announced its hiring of Beth Garland as its new senior vice president of people stratgey. “I am pleased to welcome Beth Garland to the MarineMax family, as the senior vice president of people strategy," Brett McGill, MarineMax CEO and president, said. "Beth’s 25-plus years of experience in human resources and operations will help us as we continue to ...

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Nautical Ventures Awarded International Dealer of the year by Axopar, FLITE and NautiBuoy

In three separate ceremonies on opposite sides of the world, Nautical Ventures was recently recognized as the Dealer of the Year for three notable manufactures, Axopar Boats, FLITE electric hydrofoil boards, and NautiBuoy Marine. During Axopar’s recent dealer meeting at Port Calanova, Mallorca, Spain, Nautical Ventures was handed the Best International Dealer award and was recognized for their contributions in ...

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OneWater Marine releases second quarter report

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OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) has announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2022. "We had another exceptional quarter, delivering 34% revenue growth, expanding gross margins by 530 basis points and driving EPS up 39% year-over-year. In the fiscal second quarter, we also completed the acquisitions of JIF Marine and YakGear, accelerating our parts and services revenue ...

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2022 Top Dealers applications now open

Applications for the 2022 dealer awards of Boating Industry's Top 100 program are now open. All Top 100 Award winners, including dealers, will be recognized at the Top 100 Awards Gala on the final evening of the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, Nov. 16, in Orlando, Fla. The list will also be featured in the December/January issue of Boating Industry and at Over the last 17 ...

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Boatyard integrates with Lightspeed

Boatyard, the first customer experience platform designed for the marine industry, has announced a new integration with Lightspeed, an industry dealership management system. This new data partnership allows Lightspeed dealers to connect their operational processes with Boatyard’s customer communication tools. Nathan Heber, founder and CEO of Boatyard, comments, “Boatyard is on a mission is to make boating easy by transforming ...

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International Marine Service Technician Week kicks off this week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) kicks off International Marine Service Technician Week, April 24-30. The weeklong celebration aims to bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working professionals who keep boats safe, reliable, and enjoyable. Marine businesses, associations, and boaters are encouraged to participate by celebrating and highlighting their marine technicians. “This week is a great chance to acknowledge ...

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