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Mercury signs exclusive agreement with Crownline

Mercury Marine and Crownline Boats announced a significant enhancement of their business relationship. Crownline, a builder of recreational boats since 1990 in West Frankfort, Illinois, has committed to making Mercury its exclusive supplier of outboard and sterndrive marine engines and related power products beginning with the 2022 model year. “Mercury has always been a strong Crownline partner and we are pleased to ...

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Tige launches virtual experience

Tige Boats, Inc. recently launched the next-gen and first of its kind Virtual Experience, bringing together boaters worldwide to engage with Tige Boats and ATX Surf Boats on a whole new level. In a modernized world where consumers are online for day-to-day research and shopping, the Virtual Experience allows boat buyers and enthusiasts to experience the Tige/ATX brands, innovations, and ...

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NMRA announces 2021 marine trades scholarship

NMRA

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply. The application is at bit.ly/2021-NMRA-Scholarship and must be received by April 1, 2021. "We've awarded students working towards a wide range of careers including boatbuilding, marine ...

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Nautical Ventures unveils plans for new flagship location

Nautical Ventures Group has announced it has purchased property at 1400 S. Federal Highway (U.S. 1) in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. According to Roger Moore, CEO of Nautical Ventures Group, “This site was previously a BMW dealership, so the existing infrastructure and site plan allowed for a natural transition to bring over our unique boat dealership model.”  Nautical ...

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Boulder Boats joins Tommy’s

Tommy's, a leading Malibu and Axis dealer, recently announced that Top 100 dealer Boulder Boats will be joining its family of dealerships. Boulder Boats is ranked as a Top 10 Malibu/Axis Dealer and one of the Top 100 Marine Dealers in the US, operating in 3 locations across 3 states - Nevada, Arizona & California. Normal business operations will not ...

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Godfrey Marine announces virtual showcase event

Godfrey Marine, manufacturer of Godfrey pontoons, and Hurricane deck-boats announced plans to showcase the latest introductions for both brands in a 2021 Virtual Showcase Event. The event will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. EST. As part of the Showcase Event, customers will be guided by product experts to learn more about the newest offerings and ...

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Priority One names 2020 Dealers’ Choice winner

Priority One Financial Services Business Manager, Jason Bagwell, was named the 2020 Dealers’ Choice by industry marine and RV dealers. Annually, Priority One surveys hundreds of dealers, awarding Dealers’ Choice to the employee named most for going above and beyond to serve the industry. "The reason we chose Jason is because of his willingness to assist us in anything and everything we need. His ...

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Miami Boat and Yacht Shows join forces

Miami International Bow Show logo

The NMMA announced today a landmark partnership with Informa Markets to create the first joint production of South Florida’s preeminent winter boat shows—the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), Miami Yacht Show (MYS) and Superyacht Miami. Set to debut Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2022 over Presidents Day weekend, the joint event—which will carry the Miami International Boat Show name—will deliver enhanced value ...

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Volvo Penta launches fully integrated Assisted Docking System at CES

Volvo Penta Assisted Docking

Volvo Penta has announced the commercial availability of what they are calling "the industry’s first fully integrated Assisted Docking system" against the backdrop of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Assisted Docking system gives the captain better control when docking a boat by automating his or her intentions, compensating for some dynamic variables, such as wind and current, and helping the vessel ...

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States sign invasive carp prevention agreement

Brandon Road Lock and Dam

The governors of Illinois and Michigan have agreed to work jointly to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp species. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced an intergovernmental agreement between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) which allows Illinois to use up to $8 million in funds ...

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