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Mastercraft launches Design-A-Boat Web feature

VONORE, Tenn. – Thirty-six years in the making, MasterCraft is now launching its Design-A-Boat feature, an interactive, self-guided boat configurator that allows customers to build and configure their boats online, the company reported Wednesday. The feature is found on the company’s Web site and allows customers to view side profile and overhead views of MasterCraft ProStars, MariStars and X-Series boats ...

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MRAA hands out awards

OAK PARK, Ill. – The Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) handed out awards including the Supplier the Year Award, the Bill Ferguson Award, the Irv Rosenthal, and the Legislative Award at two awards luncheons during the 2003 MRAA Annual Convention, the association reported Wednesday. boats.com received the 2003 Supplier of the Year Award from the association. Paul Rabe, president ...

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Cruisers Yachts signs new Chicagoland dealer

OCONTO, Wis. — Cruisers Yachts has just signed a new dealer in the Chicagoland area, it announced in a statement today. Springbrook Marina, based in the Illinois River Valley town of Seneca, Illinois, is the yacht manufacturer’s newest dealer. "We’re extremely pleased to sign a dealer of this caliber," said Don DePouw, vice president of marketing for Cruisers Yachts. "And, ...

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Antifoul paint receives approval from California EPA

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- SeaLife Corp., an environmental biotech company, has been granted approval from the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SeaLife 1000 Antifoul Marine Paint, the firm reported yesterday. The state agency’s approval for the environmentally safe, anti-corrosive marine coating, is in addition to the company's current Federal U.S. EPA approval, the company stated. The company is looking ...

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Honda recognizes top service dealers

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Honda Marine hosted about 20 members of the boating media and the majority of its engine dealers during its October dealer meeting at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla., where the company announced its top service dealerships. Honda’s top six service dealerships are: Tri-Town Marine of Harrington, Maine; Honda Marine Center in Seattle, ...

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Bluewater Network considering suing the NPS again

GRAND COULEE -- The National Park Service is ready to allow personal watercraft (PWC) back on Lake Roosevelt, but a national environmental coalition is considering another lawsuit on the issue, the Star of Grand Coulee reported in an article yesterday. If the National Park Service allows PWC back on the lake, it would mark the first time since November 2002, ...

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Interest high for rights to Waterside Marina

NORFOLK, Va. -- With a five-year renewal agreement about to run out next month, Waterside Marina has a lot of people interested in running the 20-year old facility, the Virginian-Pilot reported in an article today. The owner of the American Rover has expressed an interest in the marina, along with marina manager Mike Evans’ other potential competitors, Tidewater Yacht Marina ...

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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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