Manufacturers

Polaris shifts boat manufacturing strategy

Polaris

Polaris Inc. recently announced it has made the strategic decision to focus its marine investments and growth efforts on its flagship boating brands. As a result, Polaris will stop producing Rinker, Striper and Larson FX boat brands at its Syracuse, Indiana plant in June. “This decision was made after extensive consideration of every available alternative,” said Bob Mack, president of ...

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Correct Craft supports “Blue Mind” dictionary entry

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The Cambridge Dictionary is considering the addition of “blue mind” into its next update, an addition highly supported by Correct Craft. To be added to the Cambridge Dictionary, the phrase must receive adequate votes indicating support of the proposal. People can vote to include “blue mind” into the Cambridge Dictionary here. Blue mind is an idea that was developed by ...

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Palm Beach Boat Show postpones new dates

The 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) - set for May 14 -17 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach - has been postponed until further notice. The decision came after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' executive order issuing a statewide stay-at-home directive through at least April 30.“We fully support the decision as the health and safety of our visitors, ...

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Brunswick businesses join fight against COVID-19

Brunswick Corporation and many of its businesses around the world are doing their part to help those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. The Brunswick Private Foundation recently made a $50,000 donation to the Red Cross and Brunswick employees around the world are making personal donations that will also be matched by the company. In addition, the ...

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Correct Craft steps up during coronavirus crisis

Correct Craft’s team has stepped up to join in the fight against COVID-19. The company and its subsidiaries are working to serve in this global pandemic by helping fill the gap of PPE (personal protective equipment) shortages in local communities across the country. Some examples of work being done by Correct Craft companies include: Centurion & Supreme Boats have donated ...

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Suzuki names GM of new marine tech center

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announced it has named industry veteran David Greenwood to be general manager of the company’s new Suzuki Marine Technical Center USA in Panama City, Fla. The appointment of Greenwood to this post comes shortly after Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announced that the new technical center will be built on a 20-acre waterfront property the ...

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Anthem Marine creates boating industry hub for federal disaster assistance

Anthem Marine

Anthem Marine updated its website with a page dedicated to federal disaster assistance resources for the recreational boating industry. To help direct manufacturers, suppliers, importers, retailers and others find the right forms and links, Anthem has created an easy to navigate choice of direct connections for disaster aid. Anthem CEO Mark Overbye remarked, “While we’re in the process of bringing ...

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Yanmar establishes new marine company in Asia

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Yanmar has established a new company, Yanmar Marine International Asia (YMIA), to support growth of the company’s marine business. The company will be responsible for the development and production of boats and marine equipment and plans to expand its activities to the development, production, sales and service of marine engines and propulsion units in the Asia region, including Japan. Under ...

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Yamaha announces further coronavirus-related furloughs and staff reductions

Yamaha Marine Group

Yamaha Motor Corporation's U.S.-based manufacturing subsidiaries gave production updates as each entity continues to work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Actions to be taken by each subsidiary include furloughs, staff reductions, and in cases where regulations and conditions allow, a return to limited production to support essential businesses. All Yamaha U.S.-based manufacturing subsidiaries previously announced paused production on March ...

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Tige Boats joins the fight against COVID-19

Tige Boats Inc. announced that they will begin producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19. Out of its boat manufacturing facility in Abilene, Texas, Tige Boats will begin producing and donating 500 face shields per day, along with other high-demand PPE equipment such as face masks.  “Our team has been working tirelessly and moving quickly to support the ...

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