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OneWater Marine to acquire T-H Marine

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire T-H Marine, a provider of branded marine parts and accessories, for approximately $185 million. The transaction is expected to close in the calendar fourth quarter of 2021. “With its comprehensive product portfolio, reputation for innovation, omni-channel sales strategy, and ability to acquire and integrate niche ...

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DAME awards announces 2021 shortlist

Following a long-awaited return to the jury room, METSTRADE, the organizers of the DAME Awards, announced that 53 products from a total field of 103 entries spanning 25 countries have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement of the 30th DAME Award competition. The 2021 Jury comprises eight leading experts in their field. They evaluate for evidence of ...

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Correct Craft commits to solar pledge

Correct Craft was recently recognized as an OUC/City of Orlando 2030 Solar Pledge Founding Partner along with leadership from Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and the cities of Orlando and Saint Cloud, Florida. The Solar Pledge is a commitment from influential businesses to lead the path to a renewable energy future. Each year Correct Craft will commit to powering its North ...

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Mercury receives international energy management award

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

At the annual Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) International Awards Banquet, the association named Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), as the recipient of its Corporate Energy Management Award. In conferring the honor, AEE asserted that “Mercury Marine is an environmental steward, driven by environmentally conscious production and sustainable energy management.” Chris Drees, Mercury president, attended the ...

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Groupe Beneteau acquires Starfisher shipyard

Groupe Beneteau recently announced the acquisition of STARFISHER, which has become GB PORTUGAL, thereby strengthening its production capacity for 25 to 35-foot powerboats by establishing itself in Portugal. "The Beneteau Group has great ambitions for development in all the markets it addresses and, in particular, the dayboating* market, which is particularly dynamic. This acquisition will enable us to strengthen our ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair joins NMMA members on the water

NMMA members Scout Boats and Sportsman Boats welcomed Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC-01) to an on-water showcase of their respective products made in Summerville, South Carolina.  A native of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Representative Mace is currently in her first congressional term and serves as Co-Chair to the Congressional Boating Caucus.  While on the water, Representative Mace discussed the manufacturing process ...

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Ingenity’s Super Air Nautique GS22E named a finalist for Boating Magazine 2021 Boat of the Year

Boating Magazine has selected Ingenity’s Super Air Nautique GS22E as one of five finalists for 2021 Boat of the Year. Powered by Ingenity’s electric propulsion and a 124 kWh battery, the Super Air Nautique GS22E features the highest energy density of any recreational electric-drive boat on the market. This boat boasts up to three hours of typical watersports use per ...

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Freedom Boat Club accelerates northeast expansion

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Freedom Boat Club has acquired its Freedom Boat Club of Connecticut franchise operation and territory from the current owners. The acquisition includes all current Connecticut-based locations, as well as the rights to expand and build new club locations in the territory. Currently, there are seven Freedom Boat Club locations across the Connecticut coastline from Stamford to Mystic, with plans for continued ...

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Targeted Section 301 Tariff exclusion process begins

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

Earlier this week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) opened a targeted Section 301 exclusion process for products imported from China that previously received an exclusion and extension. USTR states that the web portal for submitting exclusion requests will remain open through December 1, 2021. For the past several months, the Biden administration has been reviewing and developing its policies for realigning the ...

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Industry donations support RBFF’s Vamos A Pescar Education Fund

As part of its continual commitment to democratize the boating experience, Brunswick Corporation has made a sizeable donation to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The donation will help expand fishing and boating access to Hispanic communities who have traditionally been underrepresented in these activities. “We’re grateful for Brunswick’s support of the Education Fund’s mission,” said Rachel ...

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