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Composite Industry gets its own Woolmark

The worldwide Composite Industry has recently received its own generic brand by the introduction of the "Composed with Composite" image logo, a press release said today. Designed by Floris Ketel MBA, graphical designer and interaction engineer and younger son of Jaap Ketel, association director of the European Pultrusion Technology Association, the generic brand is available free of charge to composite ...

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ABBRA hands out its annual awards

WARREN, R.I. – The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association released a statement in Ft. Lauderdale Wednesday to announce its annual award recipients at the National Marina and Boatyard Conference and Exhibition. The awards recognize individuals and companies from the boatyard and repairer industry for their excellence throughout the year and are given in five categories: This year’s Dennis Snow ...

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Attendance to double at National Marina & Boatyard event

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Over 450 people are expected to attend the second National Marina & Boatyard Conference and Exposition, which kicked off last night, said Jim Frye in an interview yesterday. Frye, the executive director of the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA), predicted in October 2002, at the conclusion of the last event, that organizers would be able ...

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Change in outdoor license fees recommended in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Changes in the method used to determine fishing, hunting and boating license fees were endorsed yesterday by the Virginia House of Delegates Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, according to an article in today's Richmond Times-Dispatch. The bill, which would allow the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to revise the fees, was approved, along with a ...

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Charles Marine, HeartSine, West Marine to offer boaters defibrillators

CHICAGO, Ill. – Charles Marine & Industrial Group announced yesterday its designation as exclusive marine distributor for HeartSine Technologies’ Samaritan AED (automated external defibrillator), and said that it has partnered with West Marine to act as the exclusive marine retailer of the product in 2004. Considered standard equipment in many airports, cruise ships, government offices, hospitals, schools, restaurants and numerous ...

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Albemarle Boats adds new dealer

EDENTON, N. Car. – Albemarle Boats, a North Carolina offshore fishing boat manufacturer with more than 30 dealer locations throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, released a statement yesterday to name Florida Yacht Sales as the newest addition to its dealer network. “Based on past sales records of Florida Yacht Sales, we feel they will be a quality addition ...

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Wholesale dollar boat sales up 6.8 percent

CHICAGO, Ill. – Wholesale dollar sales of all boats were up 6.8 percent through November 2003 compared to previous year numbers, but unit boat shipments were down 5.1 percent, according to the November Monthly Shipment Report issued by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The report went on to say that numbers for the traditional powerboat segments, outboard, sterndrive, and inboard ...

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NMMA reports mixed boat show attendance

Chicago, Ill. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association reported that attendance at three of the most recent boat shows has been mixed. According to the release, bad weather caused low attendance at the Louisville Sports, Boat, RV & Vacation Show and the Chesapeake Bay Boat Show, while attendance at Strictly Sail Chicago increased by five percent. Officials were pleased with ...

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Alumacraft Boat Co. reports record sales at January boat shows

ST. PETER, Minn.— Alumacraft Boat Co. recorded the best boat show sales in its history at the Minneapolis Boat Show and strong sales at the Houston Boat Show, as well, according to a company press release. Dealers at the show reported quick sales, selling everything from the company's Trophy and Tournament lines, to the mid-sized Navigators and Lunkers, Alumacraft said. ...

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Genmar production facility receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Sarasota production facilities of Aquasport, Hydra-Sports and Wellcraft Marine – all part of the Genmar power boat family – have been certified for the International Organization for Standardization’s newest registration, ISO 9001:2000, a company press release said. The ISO 9001 provides for a set of universal standards for a quality assurance system that is accepted around ...

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