Manufacturers

Valhalla Boatworks joins Yamaha Rightwaters recycling program

Valhalla Boatworks is the most recent addition to the list of boat manufacturers currently recycling plastic protective covers through the Yamaha Rightwaters plastics recycling program. To date, the program, which launched in August 2021, is responsible for returning 17,911 pounds of Polyethylene and Polypropylene sheet plastics back into base materials, reducing the amount of plastics in U.S. waterways. Created, owned ...

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Cox Marine expands leadership team

Cox diesel outboard make US debut

Cox Marine announced four new appointments to its leadership team as the company ramps up production to meet global demand for the CXO300 diesel outboard engine. Deepening the talent and experience in Cox’s team as it brings the 300hp engine from development and launch phase to full-scale manufacturing and marketing, David Gilbert has been appointed as Cox Marine’s new Chief ...

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Albin brings on three new distributors

Albin Group Marine, part of the Sudbury family of companies, has signed three additional distributors to warehouse and market its extensive OEM and aftermarket product line. The companies are Meyer Distributing, Northern Wholesale Supply and SeaWide Distribution/NTP-STAG. Brad Burton, general manager, made the announcement. We're pleased to be working with these prominent distributors," said Burton. "Each has a well-deserved reputation ...

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Yamaha Marine names GM of marine service

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the appointment of Joe Maniscalco to General Manager, Marine Service. In his new position, Maniscalco will oversee marine service training and support for Yamaha outboards and systems as well as Yamaha WaterCraft products. “With Joe’s direction, Yamaha service team members will continue to develop skills as subject matter experts to support the customer relationship ...

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Florida-based Lippert team wins top manufacturing award

Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert), global manufacturer and supplier of highly-engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets announced that Lippert  Plant 113, located in Bradenton, Florida, was recognized as one of three Gold winner recipients for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award ...

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Yamaha breaks ground on new SMART Warehouse

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation (YMMC), based in Newnan, Georgia, broke ground on a new, advanced, and innovative “SMART” Warehouse, the first-of-its-kind for Yamaha Motor Company worldwide. Using state-of-the-art automated storage and retrieval systems, the new 200,000 square foot facility will be capable of reducing response time for fulfilling dealer orders for Yamaha WaveRunners, Golf Cars, ATVs, and Side-by-Sides by more ...

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ePropulsion appoints global OEM sales director, acquires majority shares in UK distributor

ePropulsion announced the acquisition of shares in ePropulsion UK to become the majority shareholder. As a result of this acquisition, ePropulsion will have closer collaboration with the UK dealer network headed by Steve Bruce, Managing Director for ePropulsion UK from its base in Hamble, Hampshire. Bruce will become Global OEM Sales Director, reporting directly to Danny Tao, CEO of ePropulsion. ...

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Suzuki Marine partners with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Suzuki Marine USA, LLC announced it has finalized a new partnership to be ‘The Official Outboard Motor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ — forming a unique and exclusive relationship between a leading outboard motor brand and the 2021 Super Bowl Champions. As part of the agreement, both organizations will collaborate on a one-of-a-kind community event that will launch annually this ...

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YANMAR announces first marine dealer flagship store

YANMAR Marine International has announced that Dutch diesel engine specialist Abma's Jachtwerf is its first dealer to be named an official YANMAR Flagship Store. YMI’s strategic model store in the Netherlands is a new, modern 6609 sqm facility, specifically designed to effectively showcase the full extent of the YANMAR marine brand and provide a high-quality experience for visitors and customers. ...

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Chaparral and Robalo awards 2022 scholarships

Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC awarded $100,000 in college scholarships to ten graduating seniors who are the sons and daughters of employees of the Chaparral and Robalo family. “We are committed to assisting those who have worked with us throughout the years, and we want the next generation to succeed without feeling the financial burden often associated with ...

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