Dealers

OneWater acquires Denison Yachting

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Denison Yachting, which will expand the Company’s presence into the superyacht category and ancillary yacht service offerings, in addition to yacht brokerage and new boat sales. The transaction is expected to close in the Company’s fiscal third quarter. “We are thrilled to welcome Bob Denison and his team into ...

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MRAA, VRZ release service department study results

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), in collaboration with VRZ Consulting, released the results of a comprehensive, marine industry service department study. The survey results, which featured insights from more than 260 marine service departments, outlines some of the challenges dealerships face in repairing boats more quickly. The genesis of the study came out of a summer 2021 ...

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Kenect launches new messaging product

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Kenect, the text messaging platform used by thousands of businesses, is launching a new Broadcast Messaging feature to improve communication between businesses and their customers. Businesses who use Kenect will now be able to message large groups of customers all at once. Kenect says this will dramatically change the way businesses communicate important information and cut down on the time ...

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OneWater acquires YakGear Inc.

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced that its subsidiary, T-H Marine, has acquired YakGear, Inc. (“YakGear”), a supplier of kayak equipment, paddle sports accessories, and boat mounting accessories based in Houston, Texas. “Since 2006, YakGear Founder and President Bill Bragman and his team have done a remarkable job providing accessories to kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board enthusiasts, earning YakGear’s reputation ...

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Regal and Nautique of Orlando appoints new CMO

As part of its continued growth, momentum and long-term direction, Regal & Nautique of Orlando (RNO) has named Wanda Kenton Smith its chief marketing officer with responsibility to direct and manage its internal marketing department and all associated marketing activities. Kenton Smith, an award-winning marketer who brings more than 35 years of senior level, global marine experience to the organization, ...

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Boating Industry issues final call for 2022 40 Under 40 nominations

With the Miami International Boat Show last week and the holiday yesterday, Boating Industry has extended the deadline for 2022 40 Under 40 nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is now Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Now in its sixth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program is making its return in early 2022. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations ...

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OneWater reports Q1 results for 2022

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OneWater Marine Inc. recently announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2021. "The OneWater team once again delivered an exceptional quarter in the face of ongoing supply chain challenges. Our same store sales increased 28%, compared to a tremendous quarter last year, highlighting the strength of our team and effective use of our advanced inventory management tools ...

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Priority One expands financing technology

Priority One Financial Services, a full-service finance company offering flexible, business-forward finance and insurance solutions for marine, RV and trailer dealers, recently announced the expansion of its new financing technology. In 2021, the company installed a limited distribution of financing kiosks in dealer showrooms, giving customers the ability to apply for a recreational loan in under five minutes and without ...

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Nautical Ventures becomes exclusive Florida Aqua Kart dealer

Aqua Kart, the innovative go-kart-inspired watercraft company, announced a new partnership that will appoint Nautical Ventures as the exclusive dealer in the state of Florida. The Aqua Kart is the world's first jet boat to provide the sensation of driving on water thanks to its foot throttle, racing-style bucket seat, and steering wheel. Drivers can experience the thrill of motorsport ...

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Boating Industry seeks nominations for 2022 40 Under 40

Now in its sixth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program will return in early 2022. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, Boating Industry receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and many other various individuals in management ...

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