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Hagadone Marine Group names new GM

Hagadone Marine Group announced that Ryan Holmes has been appointed as the new General Manager. Holmes is an award-winning executive leader who has incredible experience delivering successful improvements for business operations, profitability and team development. Holmes comes to Hagadone Marine from Honda of Seattle, where he was the Operations Manager for over two years, followed by ten years with Klein ...

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Yamaha offers support to Center for Coastal Studies

Yamaha Rightwaters continues its support of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass., by recently helping the marine rescue organization repower a boat with new 300-horsepower outboards. The F300s will power the twin-engine Ibis, a whale disentanglement vessel used to assist with several research and rescue programs in the Cape Cod Bay area. "The Center for Coastal Studies' Marine Animal Entanglement ...

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Get ready for ELEVATE 2022!

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE SUMMIT 2022, the Boating Industry ...

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NMMA reports new boat sales levels are down through July

The NMMA reports new powerboat sales year-to-date were at 187,000 units through July, down 18% from the same period in 2021. While overall new powerboat sales decreased 11% compared to January through July in  pre-pandemic 2019, several categories continue to outpace pre-pandemic YTD sales levels, including new pontoons, wake sport boats and yachts.“In the first seven months of the year, ...

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Brunswick named to the Forbes list of World’s Best Employers

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Brunswick Corporation has been named by Forbes and Statista to the 2022 list of World’s Best Employers. Brunswick ranked in the top 15%, placing No. 104 of 800 companies overall – an improvement of 12 positions compared to 2021. Additionally, Brunswick ranked in the top 10 companies in the world within the Engineering and Manufacturing category. To compile this ranking, Statista surveyed 150,000 full-time ...

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Avikus to demonstrate autonomous navigation at FLIBS 2022

AVIKUS, HD Hyundai's autonomous navigation in-house startup, announced its plans to participate in the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The company will introduce and showcase ‘Neuboat’, an autonomous phase-2 navigation solution for leisure boats leveraging the power of the Avikus Navigation Assistant System (NAS) and Docking Assistant System (DAS). Avikus NAS allows a boat to recognize and assess ...

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Propspeed appoints new VP of sales

Propspeed has hired Chris Myers as vice president of sales Americas. In his new position, Myers is tasked with directing Propspeed’s sales efforts across the Americas, as well as growing and supporting Propspeed’s network of partner boat yards, marinas, applicators and distributors.  “I am so excited to have joined the Propspeed team,” said Myers. “This team is driven by a passion for ...

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Suntex acquires Legendary Marina

Suntex Marina Investors has announced its first acquisition on the Florida panhandle with the purchase of the Legendary Marina in Destin, Fla. Legendary Marina is among the largest dry storage facilities in the United States with over 180,000 square feet of space to accommodate 780 vessels. The property has six marine forklifts with the ability to lift boats up to ...

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Ingenity partners with Aqua superPower

Aqua superPower and boat manufacturer Ingenity have announced a strategic partnership to jointly promote marine e-mobility in the sports and leisure boat sector.  Aqua superPower and Ingenity will be collaborating to drive charging infrastructure and compatibility standards to make clean electric boating accessible and accelerate the transition to marine e-mobility. Ingenity Electric is focused on expanding zero emissions and sustainability throughout the marine ...

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Docks and Marinas Course returns to AMI conference

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After a five-year hiatus, the Docks and Marinas course, sponsored by Booyah Clean, will be offered as part of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) 2023 Conference & Expo scheduled for Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. This course focuses on technical discussions of the issues and problems in marina design, maintenance ...

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