Boating Industry accepting nominations for 2021 Movers & Shakers

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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IBEX opens registration for 2021 in-person event

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that registration is now open for the 30th Anniversary of IBEX, to be held September 28-30, 2021, in the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. More than 570 exhibitors have already confirmed ...

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Access Holdings partners with Oasis Marinas

Access Holdings, a Baltimore-based mid-market investment firm specializing in building enduring businesses, today announced a new partnership with Oasis Marinas (“Oasis”) to support the company’s growth. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Oasis Marinas is a premier third-party marina management company in the United States, providing marina owners support across all aspects of marina management while ensuring boaters receive consistent, quality service ...

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Southern Marinas acquires Ocean Isle Marina

Southern Marinas Holdings II, LLC, a partnership between a Denver-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced the purchase of Ocean Isle Marina in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Located along North Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Isle Marina is a full-service marina with best-in-class amenities providing the perfect home port for boaters looking for year-round storage and transient dockage. The marina ...

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OneWater Marine names new managing director of Roscioli Yachting Center

James Brewer named head of Roscioli Yachting Center

OneWater Marine Inc. announced that marine industry veteran James Brewer will join the company as managing director of the Roscioli Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale, effective July 12, 2021. In this role, Brewer will lead strategy, planning and execution, as well as business development for the Roscioli Yachting Center within the OneWater Yacht Group. “James is a legend in the ...

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Marine Connection launches new retail and service facility on Miami’s historic Thunderboat Row

Marine Connection, the #2 ranked Boating Industry Top 100 boat retailer in 2020, has just launched its seventh Florida sales and service location in Aventura, North Miami at the famous boating hotspot formerly known as Thunderboat Row. Located directly on the waterfront, the Marine Connection complex features a 5,000 square-foot interior sales showroom and outdoor display, along with a six-bay, full-service ...

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OneWater Marine to acquire Stone Harbor Marina

OneWater buys Stone Harbor Marina

OneWater Marine Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Stone Harbor Marina, which the company says will enhance their presence in the northeastern U.S. and expand new and pre-owned boat sales, storage, service and repair, and finance and insurance offerings. The transaction is expected to close in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021. With more ...

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Waypoints Yacht Charters appoints new president

Waypoints Yacht Charters appointed Kirstie Palmer as president and partner. Chris Bent, founder of Waypoints and president of Atlantic Cruising Yachts, appointed Palmer based on her extensive background in operations, sales, and fleet management as operations manager at BVI Yacht Charters. Originally from the United Kingdom, Palmer has lived in the British Virgin Islands for over 15 years and was ...

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Boating Industry now seeking 2021 Women Making Waves nominations

Woman Making Waves - Stand-out women in the boating industry

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Women Making Waves program, highlighting strong female leaders across the marine industry. The 2021 Women Making Waves will be featured in a cover story that will publish in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as online at The Women Making Waves will also be recognized at the 2021 Boating Industry Elevate ...

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Safe Harbor acquires Lauderdale Marine Center

Lauderdale Marine Center ("LMC") — a premier US destination and service provider for the superyacht industry in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — recently announced its acquisition by Safe Harbor Marinas. The transaction, valued at approximately $340 million, closed on May 3, 2021.  In 1997, LMC brought a new vision to Broward County. That vision was to create the world's premier superyacht facility right in the heart ...

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