Manufacturers

Yamaha, B.A.S.S. sign multi-year sponsorship agreement

Yamaha and B.A.S.S. signed a new agreement that not only continues, but also expands Yamaha’s sponsorship of Bassmaster events through 2024. Yamaha’s support of B.A.S.S. underscores the company’s commitment to the growth of competitive and recreational fishing. “B.A.S.S. continues to elevate and grow competitive fishing. The organization is at the top of the game, and we’re confident in their abilities to take the ...

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Malibu Boats posts net sales and gross profit increases

Malibu Boats, Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2020. Fiscal Second Quarter 2021 Highlights Compared to Fiscal Second Quarter 2020: Net sales increased 8.6% to $195.6 millionUnit volume declined 3.4%Gross profit increased 24.1% to $49.5 millionNet income increased 25.8% to $22.1 millionAdjusted EBITDA increased 27.5% to $39.1 millionAdjusted fully distributed net income per share increased 31.2% ...

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Boating Industry makes final call for 2021 40 Under 40 nominations

Now in its fifth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program will return in early 2021. However, there are just a few days left to submit nominations for the 2021 program. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, Boating Industry receives ...

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Suzuki chooses Tampa for U.S. HQ

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Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has announced it has chosen Tampa as the corporate headquarters location of its new company, Suzuki Marine USA, LLC. The new company will be located at 13521 Prestige Place and plans to create numerous jobs over the next several years. Operations for Suzuki Marine USA, LLC are set to begin April 1, 2021. The new ...

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Yamaha highlights 2020 advocacy work

Yamaha Marine, along with trade and conservation organizations, worked last year during the 116th Congress to ensure the conservation of U.S. waterways, promote responsible angler practices and increase access to federal land and waterways. The legislation signed into law in 2020 and early 2021 is the result of efforts from many entities promoting conservation and sustainability while achieving access for fishing ...

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Cobalt recognizes 2020 top dealers

Cobalt Boats recently announced the dealers who helped make the past year a successful one for the company, despite the worldwide pandemic and economic downturn. While many boating events, including Cobalt’s own dealer meeting, were canceled in 2020, boating has enjoyed continued popularity as a socially distanced recreational activity over the past year, and Cobalt’s dealers have continued to maintain ...

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Flow-Rite names new director of operations

FlowRite Angela Paauwe

Flow-Rite, manufacturer of injection-molded fluid control components, has hired Angela Paauwe as its new operations director. Company president Todd Hart made the announcement. A member of the Flow-Rite executive leadership team, Paauwe oversees operations, maintenance, continuous improvement, molding, production control and advanced sourcing. She drives advances throughout the company by utilizing lean principles and holding to +QDIP metrics of safety, ...

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Simrad partners with Gray FishTag Research on sustainability efforts

Simrad Yachting – a division of Navico – announced the continued sponsorship of Gray FishTag Research (GFR). This ongoing support includes a monetary donation, as well as marine electronics to auction as part of their fundraising efforts.  “This year, with boat shows like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show being cancelled, we decided to divert some of the resources we ...

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Yamaha introduces new V6 offshore outboards

2021 Yamaha Offshore Outboards

Yamaha Marine kicks off 2021 with brand new product offerings including updated V6 Offshore outboards. The new F250 and F300 V6 Offshore Digital Electronic Control (DEC) models boast built-in Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and other XTO Offshore-inspired features. "The new, updated F300 and F250 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards now have many of the benefits previously ...

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Boat Fix now standard on 2021 Vision Marine electric boats

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Boat Fix, the 24/7 marine customer service company, has signed an agreement with Vision Marine Technologies (VMT) to deliver a custom, white-labeled telematics solution to be included with all model year 2021 electric boats.  Boat Fix will supply VMT telematics hardware and monitoring software with an accompanying app, along with its 24/7 customer support and services. Boat Fix will also provide ...

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