Manufacturers

NMMA: Manufacturing picks up in May, PWC sales surge

New data from the NMMA shows a pickup in manufacturing activity in May with seasonally adjusted wholesale shipments of outboard engines, PWCs, wake sport boats, and jet boats seeing increases ranging from 19% to 160% compared to April when business productivity was halted due to the pandemic. Data also shows an unprecedented increase in personal watercraft (PWC) seasonally adjusted sales ...

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Brunswick names new CFO, Treasurer

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Brunswick Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ryan M. Gwillim as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. He succeeds William L. Metzger, Senior vice president and chief financial officer, who will retire from Brunswick effective July 10, 2020. “We are excited to promote Ryan to this position. His experience with the company in a variety of important leadership ...

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Barletta Boats readies for plant expansion

Barletta Boat Company announced plans to expand its operations in Elkhart County and nearly double its Indiana workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs over the next few years. "With homegrown Hoosier companies like Barletta at the helm, Indiana will continue driving its economy forward, positioning our state for long-term economic stabilization and growth,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim ...

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Torqeedo announces management team changes

Torqeedo recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team, which in future will comprise Dr. Ralf Plieninger and Dr. Michael Rummel. Founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin is moving to the advisory board where he and Dr. Frank Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of DEUTZ AG, will continue to advise and support the company.  “As the founder of Torqeedo, Christoph Ballin ...

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C-MAP launches new site for recreational boaters

C-MAP announced the launch of the new C-MAP website catered to recreational boaters. C-MAP said the new website, www.c-map.com, features content covering the entire C-MAP range, is optimized for mobile devices and delivers an enhanced user experience – making it easier for consumers to find the chart they need via new location, chart or device compatibility searches. Consumers who want to ...

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Boating Industry Elevate VIRTUAL conference launch

The Boating Industry Elevate Summit is launching with a new Virtual-First experience this July culminating with an in-person conference November 16-18, 2020. The goal of the Virtual-First and In-Person Event combination is to bring together marine leaders from around the country and to create conversations within the Community virtually and in-person. The Vitrual-First experience will launch on July 1, 2020 ...

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Freedom Boat Club launches new global website

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Freedom Boat Club announced the launch of its newly designed website. The new comprehensive website launch comes amid record numbers of website visitors flocking to FreedomBoatClub.com. Year to date website traffic is up almost 50% from a year ago. A good portion of the website traffic in 2020 is coming from mobile devices, which was a key initiative for building ...

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Volvo Penta names new president

Volvo Penta recently appointed Heléne Mellquist as president of Volvo Penta. Mellquist will replace Björn Ingemanson who recently announced his retirement. Mellquist currently holds the position as President for the European Division at Volvo Trucks. Her career at the Volvo Group began in 1988 and she has held many senior positions at the company. She has also held the position ...

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Ocean Marketing celebrates 50 years

Manufacturers representative firm Ocean Marketing is celebrating 50 years of service this year. Founded in Boxford, Mass. in 1970, today Ocean is headquartered in Guilford, Conn. and represents many of the marine industry’s leading equipment and accessories manufacturers up and down the east coast of the US, some for more than 35 years. Ocean president and CEO John Thommen acquired ...

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Regulator adds Fusion to Garmin partnership

Garmin International, Inc. announced that Regulator Marine has selected Fusion to be its premier entertainment supplier to outfit its full line of offshore sportfishing center console boats beginning model year 2021. Regulator announced to its dealers last week that both Garmin electronics, and stereos, speakers and amplifiers from Fusion, a Garmin brand, will now be standard equipment on all Regulator ...

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