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IBEX 2020 announces transition to virtual event

IBEX 2020

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, announced today it will transition to a virtual only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a virtual only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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BRP launches new experience-based pilot project

Today, BRP (TSX: DOO, NASDAQ: DOOO) launched a new pilot program, Uncharted Society, that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, customers will be able to live out unique experiences on Sea-Doo watercraft, ...

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Lippert Components hires new OEM marine seating engineer

Lippert Components, Inc. announced the addition of Garth Rogers as Upholstery Engineer for its Taylor Made branded line of OEM Marine Seating business. Rogers will provide engineering leadership within the Taylor Made team to develop and integrate marine seating products for OEM customers. A marine industry veteran, Rogers brings over 35 years of experience ranging from engineering and development, to ...

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Suzuki unveils pair of new outboards

Suzuki Marine unveiled their new-for-2021 DF115BG and DF140BG 4-stroke outboards, the first in their class to offer all the advantages of drive-by-wire technology. By bringing proven drive-by-wire technology to its 115HP and 140HP in-line four-cylinder models, Suzuki is providing simplified rigging for a wide range of boat builders, along with silky smooth shifting, instant throttle response, enhanced performance and superior ...

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Mercury Marine releases sustainability report

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Mercury Marine released its 2019/2020 Sustainability Report, a document confirming the accomplishment of several sustainability goals slated for completion by Dec. 31, 2019, and announcing targets for the 2020s. In his introduction to the report, Mercury Marine President Chris Drees called 2019 a “truly pivotal” year. “It marked the achievement of goals across the four pillars of our sustainability mission: ...

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MasterCraft announces partial repayment of revolving credit agreement

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced it repaid $25 million of its revolving credit agreement. In March 2020, the company drew down $35 million of its revolving credit agreement as a precautionary measure in order to increase its cash position and preserve financial flexibility in response to the uncertainty in the global markets resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Oxley, Chief ...

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Newport International Boat Show cancels 2020 event

Newport Exhibition Group announced that its annual boat show scheduled to take place September 17-20, 2020 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, R.I., has been cancelled. Due to spikes in new cases of COVID-19 across the United States, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, stated that, although Phase III of re-opening would have included no cap on the number ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters sponsors dive during South Carolina Seven expedition

Yamaha Rightwaters announces blackwater dives

Yamaha Rightwaters will sponsor a blackwater dive in the Cooper River near Charleston on July 29 as part of the South Carolina Seven (SC7), a first-of-its-kind expedition across the Palmetto State showcasing its unique natural beauty while raising greater awareness of environmental threats (resulting from disastrous storms and flooding) to the most vulnerable areas of the state. "The mission of ...

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Volvo Penta develops new digital platforms

Volvo Penta of the Americas

Volvo Penta has announced a number of initiatives aimed at training, informing and arming dealers with the resources needed to better serve shared customers in the field. The new platforms, which consist of online instructor-led training programs and a series of webinars, are geared toward all facets of dealer business including technical training, sales, warranty, parts and service. Spurred in ...

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Brunswick virtual boat show to feature more than 30 brands

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Brunswick Corporation will host a two-day virtual boat show on July 21-22, showcasing its award-winning boat group portfolio, Mercury Marine engine lineup and the largest global parts & accessories businesses in the marine industry. In addition, The Brunswick Virtual Boat Show will host many of the company’s key partners, bringing together cutting-edge technology, design and innovation all under one “virtual” ...

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