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Johnson Outdoors reports high sales, earnings for FY19

 Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:JOUT), announced higher revenue and earnings for the 2019 fiscal year ending Sep. 27, 2019. The company said continued favorable response to new products in fishing extended into the industry’s seasonally slow fourth quarter driving significantly higher sales and operating profit year-over-year during the quarter.    FISCAL 2019 HIGHLIGHTS : Sustained momentum in fishingImproved performance in campingEnhanced digital ...

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NMMA seeking entries for MIBS 2020 Innovation Awards

NMMA has issued a call for companies to enter new products for the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. NMMA calls the awards "the industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market." The deadline for entry is Jan. 10, 2020. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will ...

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Lowe Boats names new general manager

Lowe Boats has named Greg Falkner as general manager effective immediately.  Falkner joins Brunswick from Harley-Davidson where he worked in a variety of leadership positions since 2001, most recently leading H-D’s Parts and Accessories Product Portfolio where he led a team of category & product managers in the developed and execution of consumer-driven growth plans for this $400 million business. ...

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Mercury Marine raises hurricane relief funds through T-shirt sales

Mercury Marine announced that proceeds from sales of a special, Bahamas‑themed T‑shirt have resulted in a donation of more than $15,000 to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. With a pledge to donate the profits, Mercury began offering the shirt at its apparel website, MercuryDockstore.com, shortly after Dorian hit the Bahamas in early September. The ...

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MRAA announces 2020 Dealer Week dates, location

Next week MRAA’s new conference and expo, Dealer Week, will kick off in Tampa, Fla. However, MRAA said plans are already underway for the 2020 event, which the association announced will take place Dec. 8-11 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. “The MRAA has many members in the western half of the U.S. —  and in Texas itself ...

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Sea-Fire debuts new engineered fire system

Sea-Fire Marine has introduced its first US Coast Guard-approved 3M™ Novec™ 1230 engineered fire suppression system available at 725 psi (50 bar). The new fully customizable MN-Series provides greater flexibility when designing or retrofitting a vessel's fire suppression system and is ideal for commercial or recreational vessels up to 300-feet. The MN-Series debuts at the International WorkBoat Show, Dec. 4–6, ...

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MasterCraft names new CEO

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc., parent entity of MasterCraft, NauticStar and Crest, today announced that its board of directors has named current board chair and interim chief executive officer, Frederick A. Brightbill, as the company’s new permanent CEO, effective immediately. Brightbill assumed the role of Interim CEO following Terry McNew’s resignation in October 2019. Concurrently, Roch Lambert, CEO of Curt Group, an automotive product aftermarket ...

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Sea Tow Foundation names winners of inaugural National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation recently announced winners of its inaugural National Boating Industry Safety Awards at Boating Industry's Elevate Summit in Orlando. The awards were sponsored and judged by the newly established National Sober Skipper Advisory Council and funded through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. They ...

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Correct Craft hosts Florida State Representative

Just before Thanksgiving, Florida State Representative David Smith (District 28) visited Correct Craft’s headquarters in Orlando, providing him with the opportunity to learn about the manufacturer’s business and the boating industry’s broader economic impact. NMMA members, like Correct Craft, have hosted more than 30 elected officials at their facilities in 2019, which are invaluable advocacy engagements that the association strongly ...

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Pursuit Boats welcomes new marketing manager

Pursuit Boats recently welcomed Megan Foley Morris to its team in the role of marketing manager. Morris brings with her a wealth of experience in the fields of marketing, public relations, advertising, publishing and event planning across multiple platforms, including more than 10 years immersed directly in the marine industry. Morris will work closely with Pursuit’s director of marketing as ...

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