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Bombardier Rec. Products sale possible this Summer

The “short list of finalists” in the competition to buy the Bombardier Recreational Products Division was expected to be compiled by “early June” and the winner might be announced as soon as “mid-summer,” according to Roch Lambert, vice president and general manager of the Canadian company’s Boats and Outboard Engines Division. Once the winning bidder is announced, most likely, it ...

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Products & Services

Marinco 50-Amp Cordset Marinco Recreation Group has introduced what it calls several key improvements into its newly released 50-amp Cordset. Integrating all-vinyl molded plugs and connector ends for watertight connections and ergonomically designed handgrips for ease of use both contribute to making the Cordset more reliable, durable, and easier to use, according too Marinco. Offered in 50A/125V or 50A/250V configurations, ...

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Brunswick sees little boat market growth in 2003

Even though Brunswick Corp., reported higher engine and boat sales revenue during the first three months of this year, the company has forecasted a flat boat market for the full year 2003 according to George Buckley, chairman and chief executive officer. During a conference call with investment analysts on April 24, Buckley outlined that Brunswick will increase boat production in ...

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The conveniences of home

Pumps serve many purposes on boats of all sizes, whether it’s a small bilge pump in a fishing boat or a pump that regulates water flow through sinks and toilets in the most expensive yacht. They, however, are not the most prominent features of a boat, and many manufacturers like it that way. To create the convenience and comfort that ...

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Marine adhesive sealants continuously improving

Manufacturers are continuously looking to improve the strength, durability, flexibility and cure times of marine adhesives/sealants. Examples include 3M Marine’s Fast Cure 4000 UV, ITW Plexus’ MA557 two-part methacrylate, FlexPoxy from Pettit Marine Paints, the West System-brand products from Gougeon Brothers Inc. and Aquabond Marine Repair Compound. 3M’s Fast Cure 4000 UV sealant which was introduced last year, is a ...

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Marine Fabrics Meet Boating Environments Challenges

Sunbrella solution-dyed acrylic fabric has been the standard for the boat builder, supplier and boating industry aftermarket for years for biminis, enclosures and various types of exterior covers. But now it is getting some competition from Outdura fabric. Both trademarked products are produced by North Carolina-based textile manufacturers. Sunbrella by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC of Glen Raven, N.C., and ...

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At least three potential buyers interested in Palmer Johnson

Palmer Johnson Inc. executives are working to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. During the spring they met with three potential buyers who would restructure the yacht builder’s finances, according to Phil Friedman, president and chief executive officer. The potential buyers include a boatbuilding company, an investor group and a syndicate of yachtsmen, Friedman said during an interview with Boating Industry. ...

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Two Stroke vs. Four Stroke: Does It Matter?

As outboard engine manufacturers prepare to release their 2004 model year line-up, the question arises whether the distinction between low emission two-stroke engines and low emission four strokes really matters anymore. Some manufacturers argue that the new two-stroke direct injection technology being introduced into the market offers many of the benefits previously offered only in a four stroke, such as ...

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Palmer Johnson Inc Files Ch 11; Its parent sells property

Cash flow problems at Palmer Johnson Acquisition Corp., the company founded during 2000 by investor Andrew McKelvey, resulted in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its Wisconsin-based yacht-building subsidiary Palmer Johnson Inc. and the sale of yacht-building assets of Palmer Johnson Savannah Inc. in Savannah, Ga. The bankruptcy filing by PJ Inc. occurred during March but the Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin-based ...

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More Business In Mexico?

Mexico is becoming more than just a vacation destination for boating industry professionals. With the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) planning its second-annual Mexico Boat Show, Brunswick continuing to ramp up production at its new Reynosa boat building plant and the Mexican government considering an investment in a chain of marinas along the Baja California Peninsula, executives should prepare themselves ...

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