Manufacturers

Garmin named Manufacturer of the Year by NMEA

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Garmin International Inc. announced that it was named Manufacturer of the Year for the sixth consecutive year by members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) at its annual business meeting and awards presentation held virtually on Sept. 26. The coveted Manufacturer of the Year honor is given to the most recognized company in the marine electronics industry for excellence ...

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Yamaha reinforces commitment to workforce development

Yamaha workforce development

During a visit with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt at Yamaha's facility in Newnan, Ga., Mike Chrzanowski, president of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, and Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, signed the Pledge to America's Workers, reinforcing Yamaha's commitment to workforce development. “Manufacturing jobs represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. Within the recreational industry, ...

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YANMAR establishes branch in Dubai

YANMAR

Yanmar has announced the establishment of its Middle East Branch, located in the United Arab Emirates, near Dubai Airport. The office will be operated by Yanmar subsidiary and Asia regional headquarters, Yanmar Asia (Singapore) Co., Ltd., and will provide sales and service support to dealers in Yanmar’s middle east territory. "The establishment of this Middle East office and new warehouse ...

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Regal Boats looking to hire new team members

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Regal Boats, an award-winning 50-year-old family-owned luxury boat and yacht manufacturer located in Orlando, is growing and looking to fill new positions as soon as possible​. According to HR Director Kristin Smith, “Like others within the marine industry, we are truly pleased to be in the position of hiring right now, especially given the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on ...

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Lowe Boats honors dealers with its 2020 Model Year Awards

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Lowe Boats, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has announced its dealer awards for the 2020 model year.  This year, despite not being able to have an in-person dealer meeting, the company was able to hold a one-day virtual event that attracted dealers from around North America, eager to participate and hear about the MY2021 products. This year, Lowe gave out ...

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Wholesale boat shipments and new boat retail sales climb again

Boat sales climb again

New data from the NMMA show wholesale shipments of new boats increased for the third consecutive month in July, doubling compared to June on a seasonally adjusted basis, as boat building production continued to gain momentum across all boat categories.  “Manufacturing has steadily been ramping back up with production at 92% of where it was last year as manufacturers continued filling back ...

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Manitou selects Fusion for standard audio equipment for MY 2021

Garmin International, Inc. announced that Manitou Pontoon Boats will install marine audio packages from Fusion Entertainment, a Garmin Brand, as the standard-fit for select model year 2021 pontoon boats. Manitou exclusively offers the GarminECHOMAP UHD 73sv and GPSMAP chartplotters for its entire lineup and will add a range of Fusion Entertainment stereos, speakers and amplifiers for the upcoming boating season. ...

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Draco boats seeks to expand U.S. dealer network

Draco Boats, known the world over for ultra-clean, Scandinavian design and cutting-edge innovation, announced that due to increased demand it is seeking to expand its dealer network in the United States together with sole importer and distributor Navic, LLC. Since the first Draco boat launched in the 1960s, the company has been committed to building boats of superior quality, handling ...

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Torqeedo establishes sales organization in Italy

Torqeedo announced the establishment of a direct distribution organization in Italy to improve sales and service support for the company’s full range of Torqeedo products and systems - from small, lightweight outboards up to Deep Blue fully integrated propulsion systems. Gennaro Giliberti, who formerly managed project and key account sales for Italy, will now add retail sales to his responsibilities. ...

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Mercury outboards to be offered on select Sportsman models

Mercury 400 Verado

Mercury Marine has announced that Mercury outboard engines, including the 350 and 400 Verados and other high horsepower Mercury outboards, will be offered for the first time on nine Sportsman models beginning on November 1.   Mercury has continued to grow its presence in key saltwater markets and customers from around the U.S. have been asking for higher horsepower and ...

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