Boating Industry announces dynamic 2023 ELEVATE SUMMIT agenda

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine has finalized the agenda for its 2023 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 5-7 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, TX.   “Over the past few years, the ELEVATE SUMMIT has emerged as the hands-down, go-to leadership event for marine industry executives and our 2023 programming continues to build on this well-established momentum,” ...

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Boating Industry to host young professionals event at IBEX 2023

Boating Industry is proud to announce that it will be hosting an event for young professionals at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, from 4-6 p.m., in Tampa, Fla. The special two-part event from NMMA’s Emerging Marine Leaders group will begin with a presentation from University of Tampa, Career Readiness representatives; Mark Colvenbach, ...

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Golden Boat Lifts now accepting 2024 scholarship applications

Golden Boat Lifts and Marine Systems has opened applications through Dec. 1, 2023 for its 2024 Golden Opportunity Scholarship. The recipient will be announced at the 2024 Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, January 30-February 1, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The application is available on AMI’s website at The Golden Opportunity Scholarship assists current and aspiring marina ...

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OneWater acquires Harbor Pointe Marina


OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has acquired Harbor Pointe Marina, which further expands the Company’s presence on Alabama’s Lake Martin and enhances new and pre-owned boat sales, finance, and parts and services offerings. “Harbor Pointe Marina presents an exciting, low-risk opportunity to assume a dealership operation at virtually no cost. Furthermore, OneWater’s proven dealership integration and growth strategies enables ...

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Freedom Boat Club continues international expansion in Spain

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Following Freedom Boat Club’s acquisition of Fanautic Club in July 2021, the Company announced that four of its franchise locations in Spain have recently transitioned to the Freedom brand. The four locations are now operating as Freedom Boat Club with three of the clubs located in the province of Málaga; El Candado, Caleta de Vélez and Benalmádena, and the fourth in Mataró, ...

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Integra Investments acquires Williams Island Marina

Miami-based real estate investment and development firm Integra Investments, through its Integra Marinas platform, announced the acquisition of Williams Island Marina in Aventura, Florida, located mid-way between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The property marks Integra’s ninth marina acquisition to date and its sixth active marina alongside partner BLG Capital Advisors and other private investors. Integra acquired the marina from H. ...

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TopSide Marinas acquires two locations in the Ozarks

TopSide Marinas recently announced the acquisition of two marinas located on Table Rock Lake, Cape Fair Marina and Hideaway Marina. Both marinas are in proximity to Branson, a popular family vacation destination known for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports. The marinas sit on 29 acres and offer boat storage, boat rentals, fuel, retail and a restaurant. These acquisitions mark ...

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Boating Industry seeks nominations for 2023 Movers and Shakers Awards

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2023 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 any company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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TowBoatUS Oyster Bay names new owner

TowBoatUS Oyster Bay, a 24/7 provider of on-water towing and assistance for recreational boaters with additional locations in Huntington, New York, and Norwalk, Connecticut, recently celebrated three decades in business. Now former owner Capt. Mitch Kramer has stepped aside with a new owner at the helm, Tom Vetere. Kramer isn’t going too far, however. He’s staying aboard along with other ...

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