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Ward’s Marine Electric expands with a new location

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Ward’s Marine Electric is expanding, moving its headquarters to its new facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company reported in a statement yesterday. The new facility is located just a few blocks from the spot where Ward’s Marine Electric was founded 53 years ago. The facility features the a complete selection of marine electrical parts, walk-in ...

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Muir to target U.S. market

TASMANIA, Australia – With exports already accounting for around 60 percent of Muir Engineering Pty. Ltd.’s sales, the company now has plans for further expansion into the European and United States markets, Muir reported in a statement yesterday. Muir is a manufacturer of winches and anchoring systems for pleasure craft, commercial and defense vessels and megayachts. By instituting structured strategic ...

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Lenco Marine recognized by Inc. magazine

STUART, Fla. – Lenco Marine was recently included in Inc. magazine's list of America's fastest-growing private companies, it reported in a statement yesterday. Since 1985, Lenco has produced electric trim tabs, hatch lifts and trolling motors specifically built for the marine environment. The company ranked 200 out of 500 companies on the list. The Inc. 500 Special Issue’s list is ...

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Annual RBEC scheduled for December

LIVONIA, Mich. – The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) annual Recreational Boating Educational Conference (RBEC) is scheduled for December 3-5 at the Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., the association reported in a statement yesterday. The three-day educational and social conference attracts more than 180 marine business representatives from around the state as well as Indiana, Ohio and Canada. ...

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Two NJ marinas penalized for violating oil pollution rules

NEW YORK CITY -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has inspected a large number of marinas in New Jersey to ensure that they are complying with environmental regulations aimed at preventing fuel spills, and has charged Utsch’s Marina in Cape May and Bridge Marina in Lake Hopatcong with violations of federal oil pollution prevention regulations, the agency reported in ...

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SAIL EXPO doubles its advanced show ticket sales

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Gulf Coast’s SAIL EXPO St. Petersburg, held November 6-9 at the Vinoy Basin in Florida, had its biggest advanced show ticket sales ever, more than doubling the figures from last year, Sail America, the show’s producer, reported yesterday. In addition, exhibitors experienced an increase in visits from qualified customers, according to the show’s producer. The ...

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BWI expands its writing contest

WILMETTE, Ill. -- Boating Writers International (BWI) is expanding its 11th annual Boating Writing Contest, which takes place from November through February, with the addition of a new category, a total of 39 awards, and a total prize purse of $18,000, the organization reported yesterday. A new category, "Gear, Electronics & Product Tests" expands to thirteen the contest categories that ...

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Simrad chooses Strike Zone Communications

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Marine electronics manufacturer Simrad U.S.A., has selected Strike Zone Communications of Chatsworth, Calif., to develop and implement a public relations program on its behalf, the PR firm reported yesterday. Agency principal Ron Ballanti has more than a decade of PR experience in the boating arena and the marine electronics industry in particular, and has represented such companies ...

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Participation up 53 percent for 2003 National Marina Day

WASHINGTON D.C. – Over 155 marinas and related businesses in 26 states participated in the 2003 National Marina Day, marking a 53-percent increase in participation from the 2002 inaugural observance, according to the 2003 National Marina Day Report, the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA) reported today. The 2003 National Marina Day Report details the different events and activities sponsored ...

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Yamaha Outboards launches retail promotion

KENNESAW, Ga. – Just in time for the boat show season when the demand for Yamaha outboards is at its peak, Yamaha is launching a Y.E.S. retail promotion for 2004, the company reported in a statement today. "The Best Gets Better" promotion offers a two-year Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) promotional contract for eligible four-stroke Yamaha outboards, a three-year Y.E.S. contract ...

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