Boating Industry seeks input on women’s initiatives in the marine industry

Boating Industry

Boating Industry has a long history of supporting and promoting women in the marine industry.   As an original sponsor of the “Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year” award and founder of the annual “Women Making Waves” national awards program, we seek continued opportunities to recognize the outstanding achievements of women throughout the marine industry.  For the past few years, Boating ...

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AIRMAR names director of global operations

AIRMAR Technology Corporation recently welcomed Anita Hatherley to the company as Director of Global Operations Planning and Supply Chain. Hatherley will lead the various functions to optimize Airmar’s sales, inventory, and operations planning process. She joins Airmar with over 30 years of operations experience in the recreational marine industry in the USA and UK. "We are excited and pleased that ...

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Propspeed brings on new Mid-Atlantic support

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced today it is investing in the Mid-Atlantic region with the hire of Darron Zimmer veteran coatings sales representative. In his new role as Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager and technical support, Zimmer will be responsible for servicing existing customers and expanding market penetration in this vital region. Bringing extensive coatings experience to his ...

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Industry mourns loss of HOSTAR Marine co-founder Patricia Stimson

Surrounded by loved ones, Patricia Blake Stimson, wife of the late Dwight Stimson, Jr. and HOSTAR Marine co-founder, passed away peacefully at her home in Norwell, Massachusetts on February 18, 2022. HOSTAR Marine designs and builds heavy-duty hydraulic highway and boatyard transport trailers. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Pat was a 1955 alumna of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. This is where ...

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ePropulsion sponsors N.C. bass fishing tournament

ePropulsion, manufacturer of marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced it is sponsoring the Jon Boat Bass Club of North Carolina (JBBCNC). The JBBCNC ePropulsion Invitational tournament took place on April 9, 2022, on Lake Mackintosh in Burlington, North Carolina. James Bentley and Mitchell Whitt lead the field of 44 teams bringing in five fish weighing a total of 23-pounds, ...

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Mercury Marine wins Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

The Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development honored Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, as one of 10 companies to win this year’s Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award. “All companies in Wisconsin utilize a ‘safety first’ approach, but this year’s winners went above and beyond in promoting safety and excellence,” said Wisconsin Safety Council Executive Director ...

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The Limestone Boat Company announces over 51% increase in Q1 2022 production

The Limestone Boat Company, owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats, announced unit production improvements at its Tennessee-based boat manufacturing facility for Q1 2022. The Limestone Boat Company Unit Production increased more than 51% in Q1 2022 compared with Q4 2021, confirming a positive trajectory for the 2022 calendar year. “Production capacity on the highly ...

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Maitais Rogers of Apopka Marine completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program (YMAP)

Maitais Rodgers, marine technician at Apopka Marine, recently completed the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program (YMAP) offered through Yamaha Marine University (YMU). YMAP helps marine dealers combat the current shortage of marine technicians by fostering qualified new technician careers. The program includes 4,000 hours of technician training supported by an online platform. “The program at Apopka is a perfect example of ...

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Boating Industry calls for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on May 18, 2022. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as honored at the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 14-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s ...

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