International Marine Service Technician Week kicks off this week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) kicks off International Marine Service Technician Week, April 24-30. The weeklong celebration aims to bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working professionals who keep boats safe, reliable, and enjoyable. Marine businesses, associations, and boaters are encouraged to participate by celebrating and highlighting their marine technicians. “This week is a great chance to acknowledge ...

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Brunswick grows shared access with southeast expansions

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) announced that it will acquire a portfolio of marine assets in the Southeast United States including the greater Atlanta area to expand shared access, advance its “Boating-as-a-Service” eco-system strategy with subscription based models and fortify plans to establish a regional marine operating center that will support Freedom Boat Club and Boateka.  This acquisition provides on-water infrastructure, points ...

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TowBoatUS expands into North Carolina

Former fishing guide and lead towboat captain Seth Owens, opened his first 24/7 on-water recreational boat towing and assistance company, TowBoatUS Lake Hartwell, S.C., three years ago. He then added a second location, TowBoatUS Lake Keowee, S.C., last year. Now Owens has expanded of his company’s footprint by adding two new TowBoatUS ports in North Carolina, TowBoatUS Jordan Lake and TowBoatUS Falls Lake. ...

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Boating Industry seeks input on women’s initiatives in the marine industry

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Boating Industry has a long history of supporting and promoting women in the marine industry.   As an original sponsor of the “Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year” award and founder of the annual “Women Making Waves” national awards program, we seek continued opportunities to recognize the outstanding achievements of women throughout the marine industry.  For the past few years, Boating ...

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Suntex Marinas acquires Key Harbor Marina

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Suntex Marina Investors announced the acquisition of Key Harbor Marina in Waretown, New Jersey. Key Harbor is a full-service marina on the “Jersey Shore” that can accommodate boats up to 65-feet and offers 260 in-water slips as well as dry storage options. Key Harbor offers amenities such as three climate-controlled bath houses, Wi-Fi, a bayfront pool, onsite restaurant, service department, ...

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Boating Industry calls for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on May 18, 2022. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as honored at the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 14-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s ...

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Suntex completes integration with Westrec

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex) announced it has completed its integration with Westrec Marina’s following the recent announcement of the two companies’ merger. Suntex has transitioned its leadership team, general managers and all employees to its payroll system and has begun the undertaking of a complete rebranding of the acquired properties, including updating logos, signage and websites. In addition, capital ...

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Keystone Harbor Marina sold to Dallas-based buyer

A Dallas-based family with a long history in the marina industry has purchased Keystone Harbor in Mannford, Oklahoma, for an undisclosed price. The marina is located 23 miles west of Tulsa on Keystone Lake at 1989 CrossTimbers Harbor Lane. Keystone Harbor is one of the newest marinas in Oklahoma with 244 wet slips and approvals to expand to over 400 ...

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Boating Industry opens 2022 Top Products program

Note: The submission form for the 2022 Top Products is now closed. Boating Industry is now accepting submissions for its 2022 Top Products. The submission process will close Monday, March 28, 2022. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2021, is eligible. Many of you have released exciting new products at recent boat shows  – all of ...

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Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville names new director of member services

Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville recently announced that Carly Warren has joined the team as the new director of member services. Warren will be working closely with existing members as well as cultivating relationships with new members. She will serve as the direct point of contact for all boat club members relating to questions regarding the reservation system and general billing. ...

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