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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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Almar Boats acquires new facility

TACOMA, Wash. – Almar Boats, a small aluminum boat builder is expanding its business with a new facility in Roseburg, Ore., the News Tribune reported in an article yesterday. This is not a move for the company, as an Associated Press article implied last week, according to the newspaper, but rather an expansion for the company that is outgrowing its ...

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Honda donates engine to “Monster Garage” show

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage" television show recently challenged host Jessie James and his crew of "maverick mechanics" to create a 28-foot pontoon shark boat. To help complete the project, Honda Marine donated a BF225 4-stroke engine, the company reported on October 23. The crew had seven days and $3,000 to make a pontoon boat seaworthy. The ...

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Fort Lauderdale show meets expectations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Expectations for a record year at the 44th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show seem to be right on, as Kaye Pearson of show producer Show Management, shared positive reflections from the show with Boating Industry this morning. Pearson told Boating Industry earlier this week that sales and attendance were expected to be up dramatically from ...

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Fort Lauderdale show meets expectations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Expectations for a record year at the 44th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show seem to be right on, as Kaye Pearson of show producer Show Management, shared positive reflections from the show with Boating Industry this morning. Pearson told Boating Industry earlier this week that sales and attendance were expected to be up dramatically from ...

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BoatTEST receives sponsorship for 2004 TV series

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Mercury’s MerCruiser division, Suzuki Marine, and BoatU.S. magazine will be BoatTEST Publishing’s major sponsors for its 2004 TV series "BoatTEST REPORTS," the company announced at the Fort Lauderdale show, according to a statement Tuesday. "Both MerCruiser and Suzuki have been exclusive sponsors of our TV series since its debut back in 1996, and we are thrilled ...

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