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Genmar responds to lack of model year support

MINNEAPOLIS – Genmar’s plan to move back the release dates for its 2005 models has ended, and earlier release dates for each of the company’s brands will be revealed over the next few days, according to a letter from Genmar president Irwin L. Jacobs to the boat builder’s dealers this morning. Jacobs said Genmar had “no other choice” but to ...

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U.S. distributor launches Azimut customer care program

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. distributor Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group (ARB) is introducing The Azimut Elite Customer Care Program, it reported in a statement today. Customers that buy a new Azimut Yacht 39 to 116 feet in length through ARB will automatically be enrolled in the Azimut Elite Customer Care Program, according to Rob McDougal, ARB executive VP of ...

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TowBoatU.S. Lake Of The Ozarks opens

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – TowBoatU.S. has opened a location on Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., operated by United States Coast Guard licensed captain and former chief warrant officer Charles Meyer, TowBoatU.S. reported in a recent release. The port is located at the 11-mile marker on the lake. Meyer has operated a towing concern on Lake of the Ozarks since 2001, according ...

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Raritan redesigns its catalog

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Raritan, a manufacturer of toilets, waste treatment systems, icemakers and water heaters for marine applications, has redesigned its catalog, according to a statement from the company this morning. The catalog will be expanded to include more literature in order to provide boaters with more information so that they can make informed purchasing decisions, Raritan said. At 52 ...

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EmarineTraining.com offering AutoCAD course

PORTLAND, Maine – EMarineTraining.com is finalizing enrollment for the course AutoCAD for the Marine Designer, according to a recent release issued by the company. The course will be taught by Cliff Estes, the president of Baseline Technologies in Redmond, Wash., a facility that offers marine-design services in hull fairing, structural and mechanical design, GHS model creation, NC lofting, and more, ...

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Free Internet PWC education course to be offered

IRVINE, Calif. – A free Internet boating education course has been developed by the United States Power Squadrons, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., and the Northwest Personal Watercraft Safety Project, according to a release today from Kawasaki. The course, available at PWCSafetySchool.com is a complete boater education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, and is unique ...

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boats.com responds to court rulings

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – boats.com, Inc. has plans to enhance its ability to protect copyrights and intellectual property for materials placed on its sites, the company said in a press release this morning. The enhancements are designed to create additional ability to protect the materials placed on the boats.com, Inc. sites, including YachtWorld.com, while maintaining the rights of customers to ...

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Shurhold Industries acquires Key West Sandal Factory

PALM CITY, Fla. – Shurhold Industries has acquired the Key West Sandal Factory, with plans to continue marketing Key West's current designs and develop models specifically for boaters and RVers, the company said in a statement yesterday. Although Key West's factory and showroom have moved into its building, Shurhold said traditional sandal production has remained unchanged. "This is a great ...

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Doyle Sailmakers forms Doyle Sails International

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. – Doyle Sailmakers has merged its Doyle Marblehead and Doyle New Zealand lofts into a single business entity, establishing Doyle Sails International and creating the world’s second largest sailmaker in the process, the company reported in a press release this morning. Doyle Sails International will be run by company veterans Chris McMaster, Richard Bouzaid, Kristen Heissenbuttel and Bob ...

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Team MasterCraft to organize three national reunions

VONORE, Tenn. – Team MasterCraft – the official club for MasterCraft owners – will organize three national boat-owner reunions, spanning the summer and early fall, in Tennessee, Texas and California, the company reported in a press release yesterday. The first reunion will take place June 11-12 on Tennessee’s Lake Norris – less than one hour from MasterCraft's world headquarters. The ...

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