Manufacturers

FLIBS 2022 kicks off

Today, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) opened its doors, kicking off the 63rd edition of the event. Andrew Doole, president of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, released a statement reported in full below. “Today, we had an amazingly successful first day of the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, welcoming thousands of boating enthusiasts back to ...

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Brunswick launches social media for boating

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Brunswick Corporation has announced the launch of the Ripl Hub, a new digital platform for Brunswick’s Ripl community to connect with each other directly. Ripl Hub’s capabilities gives its 4,500 members the opportunity to connect, leverage the community’s knowledge about boating, and access to an array of content curated exclusively for the Ripl community. “We are passionate about making real-time connections ...

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Marine Products releases third quarter financial results

Marine Products Corporation has announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2022. Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under the brand names of Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral's sterndrive models include SSi and SSX, along with the Chaparral Surf Series. Chaparral's outboard offerings include OSX Luxury Sportboats, and SSi and SSX outboard models. Robalo builds an ...

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Brunswick celebrates inaugural ‘All Blue Planet Month’

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Brunswick Corporation recently completed its inaugural All Blue Planet Month, an initiative to increase access to water to underserved populations as part of the Company’s overall sustainability strategy. Over several weeks, 16 Freedom Boat Club locations across the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain participated in the initiative. In total, the Clubs partnered with 23 local community groups supporting ...

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ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker provides preview

Like many of you, 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker Curtis Dubay is gearing up for a power-packed event next month in Orlando, Fla. Dubay is the chief economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During his ELEVATE SUMMIT session, he will explain some of the confusing metrics around the economy right now, and speak to ...

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Mercury Marine opens global distribution center

Mercury Marine recently opened its new, purpose-built distribution center to support its parts and accessories business. The new 512,000-square-foot facility is strategically located near Indianapolis, Indiana, a major thoroughfare connecting Mercury’s global customers that will improve delivery and service and will add much needed capacity for scale, stability, and reduced logistics costs.  Mercury’s current distribution facility at its global headquarters ...

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NMMA team visits Syntec, Yamaha

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) team spent time in Georgia last week visiting two member company facilities, including Syntec Industries in Rome and Dalton, as well as Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, located in Newnan. Long time members of the NMMA, Syntec Industries offers the most extensive collection of carpets, resilient flooring, LVT, steering wheels, and other market-specific ...

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Ingenity partners with Hacker-Craft

Ingenity Electric, a Correct Craft company, has signed a multi-year supply and marketing agreement to provide and install all-electric drivetrains in new Hacker-Craft Boats. The first Ingenity-powered boat, a 27-foot Special Sport will be introduced at the 2022 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), October 26-30, at the Hacker-Craft booth, #1008, at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. The boat will ...

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Highfield Boats names new regional sales manager

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Highfield Boats, manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) in North America, announced the appointment of Chris Browne as regional sales manager, Highfield Boats USA. “With our business increasing exponentially over the past few years, it was time to grow our Highfield USA staff in order to better support our North American dealer network and help them meet the huge demand ...

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Suzuki Marine spearheads Fort Lauderdale cleanup effort

Suzuki Marine USA, LLC is deeply invested in preserving the marine environment, evidenced by its globalCLEAN OCEAN PROJECT, corporate waste-reduction and recycling efforts and coastal cleanup activities across its home state of Florida. In keeping with this vision, Suzuki Marine will be supporting the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 29 from 9 to 11 ...

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