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Boating Industry seeks input on women’s initiatives in the marine industry

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Boating Industry has a long history of supporting and promoting women in the marine industry.   As an original sponsor of the “Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year” award and founder of the annual “Women Making Waves” national awards program, we seek continued opportunities to recognize the outstanding achievements of women throughout the marine industry.  For the past few years, Boating ...

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Gage Marine and GLBBS showcase marine trade careers

Gage Marine and Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) of Cedarville, Mich. are collaborating with the goal of promoting postsecondary opportunities in the marine industry. The Marine Trades Showcase will begin at the Gage Marine WI-50 location on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. and will culminate with a boat cruise from their marina on Lake Geneva. This event ...

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MarineMax invests in Boatzon

MarineMax, Inc. announced that it has invested in Boatzon. Boatzon, is the first 100% online boat and marine retailer providing secure direct marketplace services.   Boatzon provides marine enthusiasts access to boats, engines, trailers, marine products and more. Consumers can browse, finance, insure, purchase, and arrange delivery of boats and marine products entirely online. The first of its kind in ...

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Boating Industry calls for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on 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 ...

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MarineMax acquires SYM

MarineMax, Inc. announced that it has acquired Superyacht Management, S.A.R.L., better known as SYM. SYM is a superyacht management company based in Golfe Juan, France. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in its first full year.  SYM is being acquired by Northrop & Johnson, a superyacht brokerage and charter services business, which MarineMax acquired in 2020. SYM expands Northrop ...

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Atlantic Outboard acquires Portland Boat Works, Harbor One Marina

The Cusson family (owners of Atlantic Outboard and Westbrook Marine Center, both of Westbrook, Conn.) announced they have completed the acquisition of Portland Boat Works (Portland, Conn.) and Harbor One Marina (Old Saybrook, Conn.). Portland Boat Works is a large marina facility with summer seasonal slips, over 100,000 sq. ft. of indoor winter boat storage and the capacity to haul ...

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OneWater Marine authorizes $50M share repurchase

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced that its Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program to repurchase up to $50 million of the Company’s Class A common stock from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or by such other means as will comply with applicable state and federal securities laws. This is the Company’s first authorization ...

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OneWater appoints Greg Shell to Board of Directors

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced the appointment of Greg Shell to the Company’s Board of Directors as an additional independent director, effective as of April 1, 2022. This appointment will increase the size of the Board from nine to ten directors, eight of whom are independent. “We are delighted to welcome Greg to the Board of Directors. His capital markets experience, ...

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Boating Industry opens 2022 Top Products program

Note: The submission form for the 2022 Top Products is now closed. Boating Industry is now accepting submissions for its 2022 Top Products. The submission process will close Monday, March 28, 2022. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2021, is eligible. Many of you have released exciting new products at recent boat shows  – all of ...

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Industry webinar offers new study insights

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently shared findings from a comprehensive study conducted by Left Brain Marketing, Inc. with individuals who purchased a boat in 2020 or 2021. The study was fielded to better identify and understand challenges associated with boat shopping and ownership experiences.Left Brain Marketing ...

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