Manufacturers

National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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NATDA opens registration for products display at 2020 show

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has announced the opening of registration for the 2020 edition of the New Product Display to vendors exhibiting at the 2020 NATDA Trailer Show. The display, located in the Dealers Lounge during the annual show, is the main hub for the newest accessories and innovations in the trailer industry. This year, the display ...

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RIBCRAFT awarded California Fish and Wildlife contracts

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife recently took delivery of two new RIBCRAFT 5.85s. Delivered to the Southern District which covers all of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties, the new RIBCRAFT will be operated by one or two wardens for patrol and enforcement operations. RIBCRAFT worked with the department to build a boat that meets ...

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Century Boats aquires Vanquish Boats

Vanquish Boats

Century Boats has announced the acquisition of Newport, Rhode Island-based Vanquish Boats, builder of premium center console, dual console, cuddy, and runabout dayboats. A company press release stated "this merger is an example of Century Boats’ continuing commitment to providing the best designs, highest quality, and essential features in an expanding model line for today’s boating lifestyles." The existing Vanquish ...

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Volvo Penta supplies PPE to healthcare workers

Volvo Penta is taking action in response to the prevalent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). At two of its North American facilities, the company is producing and distributing this vital protective gear to healthcare workers in the local communities and beyond. The efforts are part of an ongoing initiative from Volvo Group North America which plans to supply thousands ...

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Malibu reports slowing in Q3 results

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Malibu Boats, Inc. announced its financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2020. “The fiscal third quarter of 2020 was a tale of two environments. Through the greater part of the quarter, we delivered strong performance, as early boat show season momentum extended into March. However, retail strength shifted nearly overnight as the COVID-19 virus ravaged the U.S. late ...

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MasterCraft reports decreased sales for Q3

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter ended March 29, 2020. “With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us have been forced to adapt to new challenges that have impacted our families, our work, and our day-to-day lives," MasterCraft CEO Fred Brightbill said. "I want to thank the MasterCraft team for their ...

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Propspeed partners with MJM Yachts

Propspeed, innovator of underwater coatings, announced that it has partnered with MJM Yachts. Under the terms of the agreement, Propspeed will be the standard foul-release coating for all MJM Yachts’ underwater running gear such as propellers, shafts, struts, rudders, trim tabs and through-hull fittings. “MJM has a hard-won reputation for selecting world-renown partners and incorporating only the finest components in ...

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Johnson Outdoors reports fiscal Q2 results

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Johnson Outdoors Inc. reported lower sales and net income during the company’s 2020 second fiscal quarter ending March 27. Year-to-date revenue and net income compared favorably to the prior year fiscal six-month period. Following a temporary suspension of operations at some of the company’s locations, on April 22, 2020, the Company resumed production and shipments in its North American operations ...

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Boston Whaler creates online shopping resource

Boston Whaler

To help celebrate the boating lifestyle, Boston Whaler has created Roam From Home; online tips, tools and resources showing Whaler products and the lifestyle. The site features links to the entire Boston Whaler lineup,an exploration of different types of boats, 3D virtual tours and a build a Whaler tool.

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