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Crystal-Pierz hits $12.3 million in February show sales

CRYSTAL, Minn. – Crystal-Pierz Marine sold 595 boats for $12.3 million in revenue at four Minnesota boat shows this February, according to a company statement released today. Crystal-Pierz said the sales were recorded at the Minneapolis Boat Show, the St. Cloud and Sportsman Show, the Red River Valley Boat & Marine Products Show and the St. Paul Boat Show. "We ...

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Hinckley establishes yacht brokerage company in Florida

STUART, Fla. – The Hinckley Co. has established a new Hinckley Yacht Brokerage in Stuart, Fla. to serve the growing number of Hinckley owners in the Southeast, the yacht builder said in a release today. Prescott Brown, who served as a broker for Hal Jones & Co. prior to joining Hinckley in 2001, has been named to head the new ...

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Quintrex and Bombardier join in packaging agreement

PEACEDALE, R.I. – Australia-based aluminum boat builder Quintrex has entered into a packaging agreement with Bombardier Engines, according to a press release issued yesterday by Quintrex. The boat builder said the "strategic alliance" with Bombardier, which manufacturers Johnson and Evinrude engines, represents an opportunity for Quintrex dealers to provide boat, motor and trailer packages to the boating public. "We are ...

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Haulover Park Marina expansion underway

MIAMI – Ground was broken on a $9-million expansion at Haulover Park Marina that will add more than 45 boat slips, a dockmaster's office, two lifts and a wave baffler to protect boats docked at the marina, a story in today's Miami Herald said. The project, to be funded through a Miami-Dade bond, a state grant and other sources, is ...

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Hatteras breaks revenue record at Miami show

NEW BERN, N.C. – Hatteras saw a 30-percent increase in units sold and a 40-percent increase in revenue at the 2004 Miami International Boat Show, compared to the previous three-year average, the company said in a release today. "While previous shows have seen more units sold, no Miami Boat Show in recent history approached the 2004 effort in terms of ...

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Florida leads nation in boat thefts

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nearly one in every four outboard engine thefts occurs in Florida, mostly in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, an Associated Press story said today. The numbers were released at the International Association of Marine Investigators meeting in West Palm Beach, according to the story. "Florida is popular for marine pirates because of black ...

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Crystal-Pierz Marine tops its St. Paul Boat Show record

CRYSTAL, Minn. – Crystal-Pierz Marine sold 151 boats for nearly $3 million in revenue at the St. Paul Boat Show this past weekend, breaking its previous record of 123 boats sold at the show last year, the company said in a press release yesterday. The success in St. Paul comes shortly after another record-breaking run at the 2004 Minneapolis Boat ...

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Attendance down at Mid-America Boat Show

CLEVELAND – Results from the recent Cleveland Mid-America Boat Show – held Jan. 16-25 – were mixed, with strong sales reported by the majority of dealers, but a 6-percent decline in attendance that has the president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association puzzled, organizers said in a press release yesterday. "Every indicator, save one, unemployment rates, heading into the ...

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Advance registrations for MDRA conference up 40 percent

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Marine Design Resource Alliance’s (MDRA) advance registrations for its 8th Annual Creative Conference are running well ahead of last year with seven weeks to go before the start of the late April event, the MDRA said in a statement yesterday. The alliance said pre-registration is up more than 40 percent for the two-day event, ...

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Mann’s Bait Co. to produce fishing lures for FLW Outdoors

MINNEAPOLIS — FLW Outdoors has reached an agreement with Mann’s Bait Co. to produce a line of FLW Outdoors soft plastics, jigs and spinnerbaits to be available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores beginning this month, the organization reported in a press release Tuesday. "We combined our greatest assets – professional anglers and Wal-Mart – to offer fans superior lures to help ...

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