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Entries open for 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, is now accepting entries to the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards program. The Minneapolis Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings.  Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies product as cutting-edge to the public and ...

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Malibu reports record Q1

Malibu Boats, Inc. recently announced its financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2022. Net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $48.7 million, or 19.2%, to $302.2 million as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2021. Unit volume for the three months ended September 30, 2022, increased 213 units, or 10.5%, to 2,237 units as compared ...

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World Cat adds new locations and celebrates 25 years

World Cat has announced the addition of nine new dealers. The new dealerships and locations are:  Island Yacht Management & Sales Lindenhurst, NY Norfolk Marine Norfolk, VA Stone Harbor Marine Stone Harbor, NJ Skipperbud’s Belle Maer Harbor Harrison Township, MI Skipperbud’s Grand Haven Grand Haven, MI Skipperbud’s Sturgeon Bay Sturgeon Bay, WI Texas Marine (Beaumont) Beaumont, TX Texas Marine (Clearlake) Seabrook, TX Texas Marine (Conroe) Conroe, TX  “World ...

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ELEVATE SUMMIT 2022 kicks off this month

Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit Conference

Boating Industry's annual ELEVATE SUMMIT officially kicks off later this month, taking place Nov. 14-16 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla. Despite being just a few weeks away, there's still time to register for this can't-miss marine industry leadership event at www.BoatingIndustryElevate.com. "This year's ELEVATE SUMMIT features a power-packed lineup specifically geared toward leaders from all segments of ...

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Brunswick reports record sales at 2022 FLIBS

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Brunswick Corporation announced another record-breaking performance at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with record sales and share gains from many of Brunswick’s award-winning brands. Brunswick reported the following notable outcomes from the four-day event: Sea Ray reported a 33% increase in revenue vs. the 2021 show and a 17% increase in overall units from last year.Boston Whaler and ...

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Airmar mourns passing of VP, Peter Braffitt

Airmar Technology Corporation (Airmar) announced that its Vice President, Peter Braffitt, died suddenly on October 25, 2022 at his home in South Carolina. Stephen Boucher, founder and CEO of Airmar Technology Corporation, stated, “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my colleague and friend. Peter has made an indelible mark on the reputation and success of ...

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Avikus, Raymarine sign memorandum of understanding

AVIKUS, HD Hyundai's autonomous navigation in-house startup and Raymarine, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The two organizations will cooperate on the integration of the world’s first autonomous leisure boat solution, the Avikus NeuBoat, into Raymarine’s world-leading navigational products. In addition, the MoU includes a cooperation on exploring the future ...

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Marine Products Corporation appoints new board member

Marine Products Corporation recently announced the appointment of Amy Rollins Kreisler to the Board of Directors of the Company. Kreisler holds an English Degree from Hollins University and a Law Degree from The College of William and Mary Law School and is a former attorney of the law firm Arnall Golden and Gregory LLP. Kreisler is a Trustee on The Lovett School Board of Trustees and ...

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Crestliner names new GM

Crestliner Boats, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has named Jason Oakes General Manager of Crestliner Boats. In his role, Oakes will be responsible for leading and expanding the Crestliner brand. A 12-year marine industry veteran, Oakes has an established tenure with Brunswick and previously served as Director of Marketing for Lund Boats, where his responsibilities included developing and executing the ...

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Hanse Yachts names 2022 top dealer

Seattle Yachts has been named the Hanse Yachts 2022 Dealer Of The Year for the Americas. This is the second time in a row that the Seattle Yachts team has earned the top dealer award. "We are more than thrilled to announce that Seattle Yachts has again won the title Dealer of the Year," said Hanjo Runde, CEO of the Hanse Group. "This ...

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