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Regal receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

ORLANDO, Fla. – Regal Marine Industries, Inc. has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the company reported in a statement today. ISO provides a globally accepted model for a quality assurance in production, installation and servicing. Its certification creates a documentation system for evaluation and verification for all quality procedures and materials throughout a company, ...

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MRAA gets behind Jacobs’ model year initiatives

TULSA, Okla. – The Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) is "solidly behind" Genmar Corp. Chairman Irwin Jacobs’ initiative to delay shipments of model year 2005 units until next August 1 and to schedule the company’s national dealer meeting in September, instead of during the busy summer months, according to MRAA President Phil Keeter. "It’s a page right out of ...

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McInnis recognizes industry’s CO awareness efforts

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Congressman Scott McInnis of Colorado added an amendment to the U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Bill that formally recognizes the collaborative efforts of marine manufacturers, the Coast Guard, and the American Boat & Yacht Council to address health risks associated with carbon monoxide on and around boats, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reported in an article yesterday. ...

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Two new satellite TV tours for 2004

NORFOLK, Va. – Following two successful boating satellite television tours this year, Rhodes Communications has plans to produce two more of the national TV news telecasts in 2004, the company reported in a statement yesterday. The first telecast will originate from the Miami International Boat Show in February, and the second has been scheduled for May, just prior to the ...

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Pennsylvania boating and fishing license fees to rise?

YORK COUNTY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is proposing a plan to raise the prices on boating and fishing licenses, the York Dispatch reported in an article Tuesday. Under the proposal to raise fees, a basic fishing license for a Pennsylvania resident would increase from $16.25 to $20. With a trout stamp, which would increase from $5 ...

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Southwest Florida boat-dock permits missing

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Almost 200 boat-dock permits are missing from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which are the agencies responsible for permits in area waterways, the News-Press reported in an article today. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers claims that there are 350 permits waiting for approval from the U.S. Fish ...

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EMarineTraining.com offers two new courses

BROOKLIN, Maine -- EMarineTraining.com is accepting enrollment for two courses to start the week of November 10, it reported in a statement yesterday. The courses are Writing the Marine Survey Report, with Pat Kearns, and Sandwich Technology, with Dr. Deborah Weissman-Berman, according to the education provider. EMarineTraining.com offers two six-week online courses that begin every three weeks. Each program includes: ...

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ICOA partners with LGW, LLC

WARWICK, R.I. -- ICOA, Inc. will enter a three-year agreement with LGW, LLC, owner and operator of California Yacht Marina (CYM), to deploy Wi-Fi Internet access at CYM's marinas, ICOA reported in a statement today. CYM has over 1,800 boat slips at its four California marinas. Beginning with Port Royal Marina, ICOA will install and manage Wi-Fi services for four ...

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Power & Motoryacht magazine receives awards

NEW YORK CITY – Power & Motoryacht magazine, published by Primedia Enthusiast Group, has been recognized with two awards including the 2003 Clarion Award for Magazine Feature Article and the Ozzie Design Award from Folio: magazine, the company reported yesterday. Executive Editor Diane M. Byrne received the 2003 Clarion Award for Magazine Feature Article, External Publication (circulation category 100,000 to ...

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Motorcar Parts of America to enter marine market

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) will introduce a new line of personal watercraft starters, the company announced at the AAPEX tradeshow in Las Vegas. Personal watercraft (PWC), which includes JetSki and Seadoo brands, represents a new vehicular segment for the 35-year-old company. Building upon MPA's expertise in automotive starters and alternators, the expansion to PWC starters ...

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