Manufacturers

Yamaha Marine names new marketing division manager

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the appointment of Susan Camp to the position of Division Manager, Marketing. In her new role, Camp will oversee Yamaha Marine advertising, events, tournaments and sponsorships, Yamaha pro staff and Yamaha Marine dealer education. She succeeds Dale Barnes, who retired in March of 2022. “Susan’s in-depth knowledge and years of experience within the Yamaha ...

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Sportsman Boats partners with Yamaha Financial Services

Sportsman Boats and Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, U.S.A. announced a new multi-year exclusive financing agreement. Beginning July 1, 2022, Yamaha Financial Services will become the exclusive dealer inventory finance and retail finance provider for Sportsman Boats. “A seamless financing experience, both at the wholesale and retail level, was a logical next step in our ever-growing efforts to deliver a world-class ...

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Vita Power division appoints new CEO

Vita, a marine technology company that develops all-electric powertrains and a range of high-performance electric boats, has announced the appointment of Clive Johnson as CEO of its Vita Power division.  Johnson is a marine tech entrepreneur with extensive experience in multiple senior executive roles including the commercialisation of innovative technologies, consumer products and services around the globe.  Johnson was the ...

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Brunswick Corp. publishes 2021 sustainability report

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Brunswick Corporation today published its 2021 Sustainability Report, “Together for the Planet,” highlighting the company’s industry-leading sustainability achievements, while also announcing that it has hired Jennifer Koenig as the company’s first chief sustainability officer. The report as well as the addition of this newly created senior level position fortifies Brunswick’s ongoing commitment to advancing enterprise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ...

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Yamaha creates new Marine External Affairs Division

Yamaha announced the creation of a new Marine External Affairs Division designed to strengthen government affairs activities, increase sustainability efforts and enhance external communications. Martin Peters assumes the role of Division Manager, leading all Yamaha Marine External Affairs initiatives including government relations, corporate social responsibility/sustainability and Yamaha Marine communications and video teams. “The Marine External Affairs Division, under the proven ...

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NMMA: Wholesale shipments up 6 percent

NMMA’s Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) has been updated through January, which shows wholesale shipments of new boats increased 6.1 percent in January 2022, compared to January 2021, and total wholesale boat, engine, and trailer deliveries were up 1.6 percent year over year. “Marine manufacturing continued its uptick in January as manufacturers refill pipelines following unprecedented demand throughout 2021. At the same time, ...

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Brunswick Corp. names new chief technology officer

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that it has appointed Alexandra Cattelan as its Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. Cattelan will be responsible for continuing to advance Brunswick’s ACES strategy and, more generally, for maintaining Brunswick’s position of technology leadership in the marine industry. Cattelan has more than three decades of experience leading electric propulsion and advanced mobility programs and organizations, ...

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Yamaha pays tribute to Congressman Don Young

As he lies in state today, Yamaha Marine honored the late Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), the longest serving member of Congress and dean of the House, for his unwavering commitment to conservation, the example he provided as a true servant of his constituents and the way he energized those he met. “We are thankful for Congressman Young’s legacy of conservation, ...

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Sea-Doo Switch named Edison Award finalist

The new Sea-Doo Switch has picked up multiple awards within the last few months, and most recently nominated in the Sports and Recreation category for the Edison Award. Originally established in 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence ...

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U.S., U.K. reach deal on Section 232 tariffs

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The United States Department of Commerce announced the U.S. and United Kingdom (U.K.) reached a deal to ease steel and aluminum tariffs, allowing U.K. steel and aluminum products to enter the U.S. without application of Section 232 tariffs. Retaliatory tariffs on over $500 million worth of U.S. exports to the U.K on goods, including American-made recreational boats, will be lifted. Since ...

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