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Rollick and AVALA join forces, rebrand as Rollick, Inc.

Rollick, a marketing technology solutions provider and vehicle buying program for the recreation and industrial equipment industries, acquired AVALA Marketing Group last October and will now become one branded organization known as Rollick.Rollick said its mission is to provide a seamless customer experience from pre-purchase through re-purchase by helping manufacturers, dealers and affinity partners connect with their customers through an ...

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Tige Boats names new regional sales manager

Tige Boats, Inc. announced that Toby Boese has joined their team as the Southeast regional sales manager and will represent both the Tige and ATX Surf Boats brands. Boese will manage and support his region of the dealer network, as well as seek new dealers for southeastern U.S.Tige said Boese brings successful sales experience from the boating industry, along with an optimistic approach and ...

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Dockmate joins National Safe Boating Council’s Admiral Club

Dockmate® U.S., manufacturer of handheld wireless remote controls for boats, announced it has joined the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Admiral Club. The highest tier of membership in the NSBC, the Admiral Club is an exclusive group of supporters focused on helping the organization succeed in increasing safe boating practices. “There is no greater cause in our industry than to support ...

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Siren Marine promotes from within to meet growing demand

Newport, Rhode Island-based Siren Marine recently promoted two team members to key managerial positions to help meet growing demand for its Connected Boat technology. As adoption of Siren Marine technology spreads across boating enthusiasts, marinas, OEM boat builder partners and other industry stakeholders, the company has found it necessary to scale up its operations on several levels. In addition to promoting from ...

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Sea Tow Foundation to present safety awards at Boating Industry’s Elevate

Sea Tow Foundation National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation, with the help and support of its newly launched North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council, announces the unveiling of a new national awards program designed to recognize the best boating safety work in the for-profit sector of the recreational marine marketplace occurring within the United States. The inaugural presentation of the “National Boating Industry Safety Awards” ...

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ITR Economics releases forecast on U.S. boat building production

ITR Economics Boat Building Forecast

In the latest forecast on U.S. boat building production from ITR Economics, growth in boat building production is expected to decline slightly throughout 2020 and rebound strongly in 2021. According to ITR's forecast, at its lowest (summer 2020), production is expected to be on par with levels seen in spring 2019. The strong rebound in 2021 is expected to continue ...

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Massachusetts continues funding marine industry workforce development

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker formally approved the state’s budget with continued funding for the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association’s (MMTA) Workforce Development and Career Technical Education program. MMTA’s workforce program will receive $100,000 in Fiscal Year 2020, a move which drew applause from NMMA. The MMTA has made strong progress on delivering workforce solutions for Massachusetts’ recreational boating industry. Part of ...

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Harris Pontoons launches new models with advanced digital functionality

Harris Pontoons officially launched the all-new Solstice 230 and 250 models. Both the 230 and the 250 are the first Harris pontoon models to offer CZone digital switching capabilities with best-in-class electrical infrastructure. The pre-programmed, single-touch modes give the boater ultimate control of the onboard electrical systems, offering a significantly enhanced experience with modern day luxury infused with intuitive technology ...

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Seattle Yachts appointed east coast Hampton Yachts dealer

Seattle Yachts, a new boat dealer and yacht brokerage firm with offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and South Florida, has been appointed the Hampton Yachts dealer for the entire east coast of the U.S. This also includes Hampton’s Endurance models which specialize in long-range cruising. “Hampton Yachts and the Endurance model line will make a great addition to ...

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USALLIANCE Financial names new director of special lending

USALLIANCE Financial announced the promotion of Eric Craig as Director of USA Specialty Lending, a division of USALLIANCE Financial. Craig was hired in May of 2017 as program manager of the specialty lending division. Since his hiring, he has maintained a focus on increasing sales and relationships with members – frequently evaluating the marketplace for new partner sources and opportunities ...

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