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Iris Innovations opens new U.S. office

Iris Innovations, manufacturer of rugged, affordable on-board camera security and situational awareness systems, announced the opening of a new U.S. office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The location allows Iris Innovations to enhance its presence in the USA and work more closely with customers in this key maritime market. Located at 969 W Commercial Blvd., Pine Ridge Plaza, Fort Lauderdale, the ...

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DockWorks names new CTO

DockWorks, a cloud-based digital SaaS company helping marine services professionals future-proof and automate their businesses, has hired entrepreneur and technologist Benjamin Johnson to serve as the startup’s new chief technology officer. “Ben’s experience and expertise as an operations manager and in cloud migration and application modernization is exactly what the DockWorks team needs to lead our development at this stage ...

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Discover Boating sees increase in younger web traffic

In the last two years of extraordinary consumer demand for boating and outdoor recreation, Discover Boating, powered by the NMMA and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), saw its site traffic surge, reaching more than 5 million unique visitors for the first time in the brand’s history. And, while the industry is seeing a normalizing of new boat sales through Q1 2022 ...

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IBEX 2022 opens visitor registration

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that registration for visitors is now available for this year’s show, set to take place September 27-29, 2022 at the Tampa Convention Center. Owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, IBEX is North America’s largest trade event for marine industry professionals.Attracting professionals from all sectors of ...

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NMMA announces dates for ABC 2023

The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters to the industry. Following the return of a successful in-person ABC this year, the NMMA will welcome the industry back to The Wharf, D.C. at ...

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Valhalla Boatworks joins Yamaha Rightwaters recycling program

Valhalla Boatworks is the most recent addition to the list of boat manufacturers currently recycling plastic protective covers through the Yamaha Rightwaters plastics recycling program. To date, the program, which launched in August 2021, is responsible for returning 17,911 pounds of Polyethylene and Polypropylene sheet plastics back into base materials, reducing the amount of plastics in U.S. waterways. Created, owned ...

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Cox Marine expands leadership team

Cox diesel outboard make US debut

Cox Marine announced four new appointments to its leadership team as the company ramps up production to meet global demand for the CXO300 diesel outboard engine. Deepening the talent and experience in Cox’s team as it brings the 300hp engine from development and launch phase to full-scale manufacturing and marketing, David Gilbert has been appointed as Cox Marine’s new Chief ...

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Albin brings on three new distributors

Albin Group Marine, part of the Sudbury family of companies, has signed three additional distributors to warehouse and market its extensive OEM and aftermarket product line. The companies are Meyer Distributing, Northern Wholesale Supply and SeaWide Distribution/NTP-STAG. Brad Burton, general manager, made the announcement. We're pleased to be working with these prominent distributors," said Burton. "Each has a well-deserved reputation ...

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NMMA meets with members of Parliament on Canadian Luxury Tax

NMMA Canada

The Senate of Canada met last week to consider the Budget Implementation Act of 2022, or Bill C-19, which includes the “luxury tax” on new boats valued at CA $250,000 or more. A recent study conducted by Jack Mintz, Ph.D., at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, in conjunction with Fred O'Riordan at EY Canada, found ...

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Yamaha Marine names GM of marine service

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the appointment of Joe Maniscalco to General Manager, Marine Service. In his new position, Maniscalco will oversee marine service training and support for Yamaha outboards and systems as well as Yamaha WaterCraft products. “With Joe’s direction, Yamaha service team members will continue to develop skills as subject matter experts to support the customer relationship ...

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