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

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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

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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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Navico inks Coast Guard deal through 2025

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands announced today it has signed a five-year agreement with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide C-MAP cartography under the USCG’s Small Boat Product Line (SBPL). Navico said it was selected for a competitive award by the USCG for products that met all of their technical needs.  Navico’s C-MAP will deliver cartography ...

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MasterCraft joins others in temporary suspension of manufacturing

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. recently provided an update on its business and announced several actions that the company is taking to protect the health and safety of its employees, dealers and communities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 is posing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty for MasterCraft, our industry and the entire global economy,” said Fred Brightbill, CEO and Chairman ...

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Hella marine appoints new Midwest representative

Hella marine announced it has appointed Charles A. Perry and Company to represent its products in the Midwest. Phil Haynie, Hella marine division sales manager, made the announcement. Hella marine said independent manufacturers representative Charles A. Perry and Company will cover a specialized territory for the company of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, ...

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Marine manufacturers take action against COVID-19

By Adam Quandt Throughout the ever-evolving novel coronavirus outbreak, many marine industry manufacturers are making the decision to temporarily halt production, in an effort to keep employees safe. Last week, Brunswick Corporation announced it was suspending production at certain of its propulsion and boat operations over the next few weeks in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A ...

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