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Josh Turner of Harbor View Marine completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program

Yamaha Marine tech apprentice

Harbor View Marine, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced tthat Josh Turner successfully completed the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program offered through Yamaha Marine University. YMAP pairs seasoned mentors in dealership service departments with novice technicians to help them learn the key skills they need to further develop their careers in the marine industry. Service Manager Robbie Lockhart served as Turner’s ...

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Brunswick’s Fort Wayne operations achieve ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ designation

Brunswick Fort Wayne

Brunswick Corporation announced that its Fort Wayne Operations is its first boat manufacturing facility to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status. This accomplishment represents a significant milestone in Brunswick’s ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission. The Zero Waste to Landfill designation process requires the facility to demonstrate that 90% of its waste materials are being recycled, reused, or otherwise eliminated. The ...

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Scout honors top dealers at virtual annual meeting

Scout Boats just completed their 2021 dealer meeting, and because of the pandemic, this year the event was held virtually. During the meeting, Scout awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2020 model year, including naming Seven Seas Yacht Sales in Ft. Lauderdale top dealer worldwide. “Due to the current worldwide landscape, we held ...

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New powerboat sales up 8 percent in August

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

New data from the NMMA show August was another strong month for new powerboat retail sales, which were up 8% year to date on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to a year ago. Highlights from the August New Powerboat Registrations dashboard include:  While new power boat retail sales slowed in August following unprecedented increases in the early summer months (total sales were ...

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Brunswick names new CIO

Brunswick Corporation has named Michael Adams Vice President – Chief Information Officer effective immediately. Adams succeeds Danielle Brown, who is leaving Brunswick to pursue other opportunities. Adams will oversee Brunswick’s enterprise information systems and continue to advance Brunswick’s IT transformation and multiple digital initiatives in support of Brunswick’s strategic goals.  Since joining Brunswick in 2017, Adams has been instrumental in transforming ...

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OneWater announces management changes

OneWater Marine logo

OneWater Marine Inc. has announced a series of organizational realignments, which the company says will position the business closer to its customers, and increase its agility to capture near- and long-term growth opportunities. “Leveraging our deep bench of leadership talent, these actions will further enhance OneWater’s agility and continued commitment to maintaining the unique individuality of the local dealership groups, ...

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AMI adds online marina management course

The Association of Marina Industries Training Institute has added an online Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course to our fall schedule. The IMM is the training institute’s most popular course, which focuses on marina operations, policies and procedures. The online course begins November 11, 2020 and runs through December 10, 2020, holding two classes per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from ...

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Groupe Beneteau makes boat division appointments

Groupe Beneteau announced that Luca Brancaleon, Yann Masselot and Thomas Gailly have been appointed to take on new roles within the Boat Division’s Brand and Product Strategy Department, while Clément Himily has been appointed as CEO of Construction Navale Bordeaux. Luca Brancaleon, Deputy General Manager, Brand and Product Strategy After working as BENETEAU Brand Director since September 2017, Luca Brancaleon ...

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Cox Powertrain appoints new head of sales

Cox Powertrain, a British manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, recently announced that Hugh Hudleston has joined the company as head of sales. Hudleston will be responsible for the global sales and distribution of the CXO300 diesel outboard as well as managing key relationships within Cox’s network of 35 distributors across the US, UK, Europe ...

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German government gives approval for boot 2021

boot 2021

The German Federal Government has decided that trade fair participants are generally considered business travelers with good reason to enter Germany. This clears the way for the boot 2021 water sports trade fair to go on as scheduled in Düsseldorf, Germany, from January 23 – 31, 2021. When entering Germany, trade fair exhibitors must submit a confirmation of participation from ...

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