Manufacturers

Highfield Boats reports record sales, names new dealers

Highfield Boats, manufacturer of aluminum RIBS and tenders, recently announced the appointment of four new dealer representatives serving boaters in South Carolina, Georgia,Kentucky, and Alaska. The builder said this major expansion of its dealer network has been prompted by growing demand for Highfield’s RIBs ranging from 6.5- to 28-feet, resulting in record U.S. sales for the first half of 2020. “Highfield USA’s sales for the first and second quarter of 2020 saw a 9 percent increase over the same period in 2019,” said Tom Watson, general manager. “Last year, Highfield made a significant investment ...

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Minnesota Brunswick operation named Top Workplace

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For the second consecutive year, Brunswick Corporation’s New York Mills Operation has been recognized as a Minneapolis Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace. The facility, which manufactures both Lund and Crestliner boats, placed 16th in the large Minnesota company’s category, placing the plant in elite company in the state of Minnesota. In winning a Top Workplaces Award for 2020, the newspaper said ...

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Invincible names new COO

Invincible, a saltwater sport fishing and high-performance boat brand, has added Thomas Wieners to its executive team as chief operating officer. At Invincible, Wieners will be tasked with helping to lead the company’s next growth phase, with a particular focus on enhancing operational efficiency while increasing production to meet increasing demand. Wieners brings more than 15 years of leadership and ...

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Mercury Marine announces partnership with Frydenbø

Frydenbø uses Mercury Marine motors

Mercury Marine has entered into an agreement with Frydenbø to become the preferred engine partner of the company’s boat brands Sting and Nordkapp in all global markets. Frydenbø recently concluded a process to select an engine partner that would match the needs of their customers and chose Mercury as the right partner for their boat brands. “Mercury is associated with ...

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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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