Manufacturers

Freedom Boat Club celebrates record year

Freedom Boat Club logo

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, and the nation’s largest boat club, held its annual franchisee conference, virtually bringing together club owners from around the world to celebrate a record year for the business.  Through November 2020, Freedom Boat Club has grown to more than 245 locations serving more than 55,000 members.  “2020 marked one of the most ...

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Yamaha, Florida trade association bring certification program to Ft. Myers Technical College

As part of a continued effort to develop qualified marine technicians, Yamaha Marine and the Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay (MIA of SWFL&TB) teamed up to help provide the funding and equipment to make it possible for Ft. Myers Technical College (FMTC) to offer Yamaha’s new Maintenance Certification Program (MCP) to students during the 2020/2021 school ...

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Tige reports executive expansion, sales growth

Tige Boats, Inc. recently announced its executive team's growth in response to a record-breaking year of sales with a 48% retail increase over 2019. In large part, the builder says the increase is a result of implementing new strategies, employee growth, groundbreaking technologies within the 2020/2021 product lines, and the launch of a new brand, ATX Surf Boats. Tige Boats, ...

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Industry mourns loss of Catalina Yachts CEO Frank W. Butler

Catalina Yachts recently announced that Frank Willis Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalina Yachts, passed away November 15, 2020 in Westlake Village, Calif., due to unexpected complications from a recent illness. "We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Frank's family. Our thoughts are with them at this most difficult time," the company said in a statement. "A ...

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Polaris Chairman/CEO resigns

Polaris CEO Scott Wine resigns

One of our sister publications, Snow Goer magazine, is reporting that moments after the stock market closed on Nov. 17, Polaris dropped the big news that its Chairman and CEO Scott Wine is leaving the company to take over a similar position at CNH. CNH is a large multinational industrial company in the ag and construction industries, including the Case ...

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Correct Craft employees hold Mr. Ralph Service Day

Correct Craft servide day

Correct Craft and Nautique employees honored the late Ralph Meloon at its first annual “Mr. Ralph Service Day.” Over 35 volunteer employees helped build a new fence at Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center (HTTRC). They also helped the center with pressure washing, building a storage rack and other repair projects. HTTRC focuses on horseback riding programs that integrate riding skills ...

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Boston Whaler hosts themed holiday villa in charity event

Night of a Million Lights

Boston Whaler has partnered with the non-profit Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, FL, to sponsor a villa as part of its “Night of a Million Lights.” From November 13 to January 3, visitors can purchase tickets to the socially-distanced holiday light spectacular, enabling them to stroll among more than 3.3 million dazzling lights; ride the Village’s unlimited attractions; ...

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Limestone Boats announce 13 North American dealers

Limestone Boats relaunches

The Limestone Boat Company, a heritage brand recently re-launched with new ownership and a revamped model line-up, has initially partnered with 13 dealer locations across parts of the U.S. and Canada to represent, market and service its products. The American dealers include Oyster Harbors Marine (three locations), Sheltered Cove Marine, Hampton Watercraft (three locations), DiMilio's Marine (two locatons). The Canadian ...

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Brunswick announces consumer advisory board

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced the formation of Rpl, a consumer advisory board dedicated to shaping the future of recreational boating. As home to marine brands like Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray and Lund, Brunswick’s community of boaters will have unprecedented access to the industry’s most coveted brands. “We want to spend more time with new boaters who we believe ...

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IMTRA launches new digital resources

IMTRA, manufacturer and importer of solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, announced today the launch of a virtual trade show booth; a newly redesigned, mobile-friendly website; and a comprehensive online resource for resellers and boaters – the IMTRA Learning Center. As a result of this year's unique circumstances and many trade show cancellations, IMTRA sought to ...

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