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Taiga Orca electric PWC wins Red Dot Design Award

Taiga Orca wins Red Dot Award

The Taiga Orca, an all-electric personal watercraft from Canada's Taiga Motors, has earned a Red Dot Award for outstanding design. The Orca features a full carbon fiber hull and top deck, a floating seat made possible by the absence of an internal combustion engine, and an onboard computer offering connectivity via built-in GPS mapping, LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The 23kWh ...

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ABC 2020 in full swing online

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2020 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC) event where, despite not being able to meet in person, over 800 participants from across the country attended to learn about NMMA’s advocacy efforts to protect the boating industry during the current COVID-19 crisis. The programming – which was covered by Beltway media – included a variety ...

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Palm Beach International Boat Show kicks off today, online

The Palm Beach International Boat Show -- which saw 53,000 visitors last year and had a statewide economic impact of $682.7 million -- was forced to “come about” and move to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a sign of unity among the West Palm Beach marine community, Palm Beach County safe harbor marinas, local law enforcement boats, towing ...

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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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