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Yamaha names newest Certified Master Technicians

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the marine technicians who successfully earned Yamaha Master Technician Certification during late 2021 and early 2022. In order to earn the certification, experienced marine technicians must complete six week-long courses covering outboard engine operating systems, proper installation, service and maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting skills. Out of hundreds of applicants, approximately 30 technicians pass Yamaha’s ...

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Tiara encourages support of GLBBS for workforce development

In the face of the pandemic, the marine industry has faced several challenges, including supply chain and workforce disruptions. In a letter penned by Tiara Yachts President and CEO Tom Slikkers, Slikkers makes note of these business challenges – specifically highlighting workforce challenges – and encourages greater industry support of the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS). GLBBS aims to ...

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IBEX seeking entries for 2022 Innovation Awards

IBEX will be hosting the Innovation Awards program during this year’s event, taking place September 27-29 in Tampa. New product entries are now being accepted through August 16. One of the marine industry’s most prestigious honors, the Innovation Awards recognize manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, pioneering products to market. Learn more about the program here, or contact Program Manager Rachel Harmon.

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Teakdecking Systems hires new HR director

Teakdecking Systems recently announced the hiring of Lisa Eding, who will step into the role of director of human resources. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Eding earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of North Texas. Her 25-year experience as a Human Resources professional in various industries has ranged from publishing, automotive and the entertainment industry to the ...

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Palm Beach Motor Yachts endorses Propspeed

Propspeed, innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced it has received an endorsement from Palm Beach Motor Yachts. The luxury yacht manufacturer applies Propspeed as part of the commissioning of all new models, and recommends the use of Propspeed for existing owners as protection against fouling and corrosion of running gear and underwater metals. “We have been very pleased with the ...

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Italian explorer completes RIB voyage

Capt. Sergio Davi steamed into Los Angeles Harbor May 23, completing a 10,000-mile journey aboard his 38-foot Nuova Jolly Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Aretusa Explorer, powered by twin Suzuki DF300B outboard motors. Los Angeles was the final stop during Davi’s Ocean-to-Ocean voyage from Palermo, Italy, which encompassed both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, four continents (Europe, Africa, South America and ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair visits Scout Boats Facility

Earlier this week Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC-01), recipient of this year’s NMMA Legislator of the Year Award and Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair, visited the Scout Boats facility in Summerville, South Carolina. Scout Boats has long been a member of the NMMA and builds sportfishing center console, dual console and inshore/bay boat models. During the visit Representative Mace discussed the manufacturing ...

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FarSounder announces leadership changes

FarSounder has announced that Matthew Zimmerman, the company’s former executive vice president of engineering, is taking over as CEO. Their former CEO, Cheryl M. Zimmerman, is continuing her role as Chairman of the Board as well as taking on the position of Market Development Strategist. Matthew Zimmerman is one of the founders of the company and the leader of the ...

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Nautor’s Swan appoints Nautikos agent for Mexico

Nauter has announce the appointment of Nautikos as official agent for Nautor’s Swan in Mexico. Nautikos is headquartered in Mexico City and has many service offices throughout the country, with a track record in yacht sales. Nautor's Swan hopes to bring brand awareness to a new region through this partnership. “We are very proud of this partnership between Nautikos and ...

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Mercury Marine names new VP, GM of eSolutions

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has named Perissa Millender Bailey vice president and general manager, eSolutions. This new position on Mercury’s leadership team will be responsible for leading the company’s electrification business and product development strategy. Millender Bailey joins Mercury following an 18-year career with Ford Motor Company, most recently serving as the company’s global technology strategy and ...

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