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Crystal-Pierz Marine takes home Growth 50 award

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Crystal-Pierz Marine has been recognized as a recipient of the 2003 Business Journal Growth 50 award, signifying the boat dealer as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the company reported yesterday. The Growth 50, is an annual publication of The Business Journal. Landing at 43, gaining one position over ...

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German company introduces marine coatings to U.S. market

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., Germany’s 100-year-old coatings manufacturer, is entering the U.S. marine market for the first time with its introduction of an exterior coatings system, the company reported in a statement yesterday. Spearheading this new product introduction to the U.S. will be Christian von der Heyde, who previously served as president of U.S. Paint, the ...

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Island Packet Yachts hands out dealer awards

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Island Packet Yachts recently held an awards banquet during the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., which included presentations of a Dealer of the Year award, The Golden Wrench Service award and recognition for Million Dollar Plus Dealers, the company reported in a statement yesterday. Island Yachting Centre of Palmetto, Fla., was recognized with the 2003 Dealer ...

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SouthCoast Marine Products selects marketing agency

TAMPA, Fla. -- SouthCoast Marine Products of Clearwater, Fla., has selected Wendt Productions, a Tampa-based marketing and communications agency, to develop a branding and identity campaign for its marine division and related companies, SouthCoast reported today. SouthCoast Marine Products, a family-owned firm led by its three vice presidents, Kevin, Rick and Steve Cureton, manufactures parts for the marine industry and ...

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NMRA signs new affiliate member

GURNEE, Ill. -- SeaArk Boats has joined the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) as an affiliate member, the association reported in a statement yesterday. SeaArk Boats produces a variety of aluminum boats for the fishing public. Its models include Jons, Super Jons, Pro Models, Jet Tunnels, Outboard Tunnels, ForeCast Models, Crappie Models, Bay Boats, DuckHawk Series and Rescue Boats. Each ...

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New IBEX gets underway

MIAMI, Fla. – The first International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) co-produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Professional Boatbuilder magazine was kicked off today at the Miami Beach Convention Center with organizers pleased with what they’ve accomplished in their joint effort. "[The show] is phenomenally better than any of us expected," said Carl Cramer, show co-producer, in ...

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MarineMax and iboats.com partner up

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Florida-based MarineMax (NYSE: HZO) today reported that after having completed a three-month test with iboats, inc., it has signed an agreement to list the complete MarineMax used and brokered boat inventory on iboats.com and across over 1,000 other boating-related Web sites in the iboats network. "We have seen the emergence of the Internet as an extremely powerful ...

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Volvo Penta electronic parts catalogs in FicheMaster system

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The electronic parts information for Volvo Penta marine engines are now available for the DockMaster Software System, Exuma Technologies, Inc., a provider of marine management systems announced at the IBEX Conference today. The images are incorporated into FicheMaster, a module in the DockMaster Software System for searching, viewing and inventory look-up of part numbers, images and ...

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Bellingham Marine aids in marina’s expansion

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The Greenwich Bay Marina in Warwick, R.I., recently completed the installation of a Unifloat wave attenuator and a Unifloat dock system, built by Bellingham Marine’s Northeast Division, the company reported yesterday. In addition to other extensive improvements to the marina, Bellingham Marine's Northeast Division coordinated the design and built the 21,961-square foot Unifloat concrete floating wave attenuator. ...

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“Ship Shape TV” selects PR firm

GURNEE, Ill. -- "Ship Shape TV", the popular boating improvement television series, has selected Martin Flory Group for its national public relations program, Kelly Flory, general manager announced yesterday. In each 30-minute segment, "Ship Shape TV" teaches viewers how to accessorize and perform different improvements and repairs around the boat. The projects range from simple maintenance procedures to major overhauls, ...

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