Manufacturers

Groupe Beneteau makes boat division appointments

Groupe Beneteau announced that Luca Brancaleon, Yann Masselot and Thomas Gailly have been appointed to take on new roles within the Boat Division’s Brand and Product Strategy Department, while Clément Himily has been appointed as CEO of Construction Navale Bordeaux. Luca Brancaleon, Deputy General Manager, Brand and Product Strategy After working as BENETEAU Brand Director since September 2017, Luca Brancaleon ...

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Cox Powertrain appoints new head of sales

Cox Powertrain, a British manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, recently announced that Hugh Hudleston has joined the company as head of sales. Hudleston will be responsible for the global sales and distribution of the CXO300 diesel outboard as well as managing key relationships within Cox’s network of 35 distributors across the US, UK, Europe ...

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Designed-for-electric folding boat enters the market

AquaNaut folding boat

Following five years of research and testing, AquaNaut Boats enters the recreational market with a new folding boat specially-designed for use with an electric outboard. The AquaNaut 270 is an 8-foot twin hull boat, folding down to three inches for roofrack transport on any car, with the heaviest component weighing 36 pounds. The company says assembly can be completed in ...

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Godfrey introduces its first dual-engine pontoon

Godfrey pontoon

Godfrey Marine announced it is offering its AquaPatio pontoon line with a narrower beam while still accommodating two engines. The new AquaPatio Twin is designed with a beam of 8-feet, 6-inches allowing it to remain trailerable and easy to hoist during haul-outs, while avoiding custom lift requirements of wider twin-engine platforms.  Offering boaters the thrilling power and control of a ...

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Brunswick to release Q3 earnings

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Brunswick Corporation will release its third quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday October 29, 2020, before the market opens by way of an advisory release. The company will then hold a conference call at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, hosted by David M. Foulkes, chief executive officer, Ryan M. Gwillim, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Brent G. Dahl, ...

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Propspeed enhances U.S. presence

Propspeed, innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced it has invested in establishing a new business unit and setting up warehouse facilities to further support their United States customers – Propspeed USA. “Propspeed is a very strong brand recognized globally, with a proven product line spanning back 21 years,” said Marcus Hamilton, vice president of sales and operations – Americas, Propspeed. ...

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Hurricane introduces SunDeck Sport 205 I/O

Hurricane recently announced the addition of a new 10 passenger, 20-foot stern drive vessel to its line-up – the SunDeck Sport 205 I/O. A distinctive offering in the market, the manufacturer said the SunDeck Sport 205 I/O is designed to maximize on-the-water experiences from watersports to fishing to cruising with family and friends. Built for ideal handling and passenger safety, ...

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ePropulsion announces E-Series batteries

ePropulsion recently announced the E-Series Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) high-performance batteries for the pinnacle of performance in electric boating. The most affordable marine batteries on the market and designed precisely to complement ePropulsion’s lines of Spirit and Navy electric outboard engines, the E-Series offers boaters functionality, while reducing weight and space requirements compared to traditional AGM lead-acid batteries. A key innovation of ...

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Brunswick names new Investor Relations VP

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Brunswick Corporation has named Brent Dahl Vice President, Investor Relations, replacing Al Marchetti who has been appointed to the newly created role of Senior Director, Special Finance Projects & Finance Modernization.    This new strategic position at Brunswick will partner with the corporate and divisional finance functions to drive financial process improvements and efficiencies enterprise wide. Dahl joined Brunswick in ...

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Boating Industry names 2020 Mover & Shaker of the Year

Boating Industry 2020 Mover & Shakerof the Year

Boating Industry is pleased and proud to announce the 10th annual Mover & Shaker of the Year Award goes to David Foulkes, CEO of Brunswick Corporation. “This has been an extraordinary year, in every respect, for the world, our country, and certainly the recreational boating industry,” stated David Gee, editor-in-chief, Boating Industry. “Our 2020 Mover & Shaker of the Year turned ...

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