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Court does not uphold Maverick’s design copying claim

FT. PIERCE, Fla. — The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida’s ruling on Feb. 10 did not uphold Maverick Boat Company’s claim that American Marine Holdings’ Pro-Line copied its registered 2200V Pathfinder hull design, a Maverick press release said Thursday. "While Maverick regrets the court’s decision, the ruling points out that the industry has not clearly ...

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Mercury to offer SmartCraft to other companies

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine said yesterday it will actively license its SmartCraft protocol to manufacturers of navigation electronics, gauge systems and other electronic vessel systems who wish to produce SmartCraft Networked products compatible with Mercury and Cummins MerCruiser Diesel engines. The licensing of Mercury’s SmartCraft protocol is aimed at expanding Mercury’s SmartCraft integration system, a company press ...

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Trailer Boats’ Hendricks wins editorial excellence award

MIAMI, Fla. – Trailer Boats magazine editor, Jim Hendricks, was honored by BoatU.S. today with the 2003 Moulton H. "Monk" Farnham Award for Excellence in Editorial Commentary. Established in 1996 by BoatU.S. in memory of Monk Farnham, the former chairman of the BoatU.S. National Advisory Council and outspoken editor of a number of boating magazines, the award recognizes editors of ...

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Boat Mall proposed for Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. – An Irvine-based developer wants to include a boat mall in a $100 million project that could transform the shore of Lake Elsinore, if plans to clean up the lake work, a story in the Press-Enterprise, a Riverside newspaper, said today. The paper reported that Marina Developers LLC is planning an 80-acre development on the south shore ...

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The Weather Channel Marine introduces new services

ANDOVER, Mass. – WSI Corporation, a provider of weather related services, said today that its new real-time marine weather and forecasting service, The Weather Channel Marine, will interface with select Raymarine electronic navigation systems later this year. And WSI also announced a partnership to integrate the service with Maptech's new i3 marine navigation system. "We are pleased to be associated ...

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Directors Discover Boating Award winners revealed

MIAMI, FL -The National Marine Manufacturers Association revealed the winners of the Directors’ Discover Boating Awards at the Miami International Boat Show Media Breakfast Thursday. The awards – which were expanded this year to include five categories – and their recipients, were selected by the Executive Committee of the NMMA Board of Directors. They awards are designed to encourage journalists ...

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NMMA optimistic as Miami show kicks off

MIAMI, Fla. – While just last year at this time the economy was stalled, consumer confidence was low, there was concern about a possible war in Iraq and Miami Beach was on high alert for terrorism, this year there is an optimistic mood afoot, said National Marine Manufacturers Association President Thom Dammrich this morning during a press event at the ...

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NMMA works to fill in information gaps

MIAMI, Fla. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association is just months away from announcing a plan to promote boating, said NMMA President Thom Dammrich at a Miami press event this morning. Among the goals it has in creating this plan is filling in the gaps in consumer research in the industry. Specifically, Dammrich referred to a lack of information about ...

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Mercury launches Project X

MIAMI, Fla. – Mercury Marine launched, today, its long-awaited Project X four-stroke engine line, to a large crowd at the Miami International Boat Show. The engine line, named the Verado, is the first four-stroke engine manufactured by Mercury and will be offered in 200-, 225-, 250-, and 275-horsepower platforms. It will also be the first production supercharged outboard engine available. ...

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NMMA, MIASF and MIAF partner to address manatee problem

MIAMI, Fla. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association, Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Marine Industries Association are partnering to address the "serious environmental problem" of manatees, said Thom Dammrich at a press event this morning. The NMMA president reported that it will provide funding to expand the MIASF’s "Our Waterways, Our Future" campaign beyond South Florida to other ...

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