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Palm Beach Boat Show donates $300K to marine life conservation

It was anchors aweigh for the Palm Beach International Boat Show, as elected officials and event stakeholders gathered on the West Palm Beach waterfront for the show’s opening ceremony. The boat show also hosted an exclusive luncheon for business leaders in the Blue Heron Ballroom at The Ben, Autograph Collection, which featured a conversation with Jack and Gary Nicklaus, moderated ...

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NMEA to train U.S., Canadian Coast Guard personnel

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that it has been awarded contracts to train both the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard personnel on installation of marine electronics. The training sessions will be the same four-day, in-person training events that NMEA offers to its members and the general public, which include the Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), ...

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Atlantic Outboard acquires Portland Boat Works, Harbor One Marina

The Cusson family (owners of Atlantic Outboard and Westbrook Marine Center, both of Westbrook, Conn.) announced they have completed the acquisition of Portland Boat Works (Portland, Conn.) and Harbor One Marina (Old Saybrook, Conn.). Portland Boat Works is a large marina facility with summer seasonal slips, over 100,000 sq. ft. of indoor winter boat storage and the capacity to haul ...

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OneWater Marine authorizes $50M share repurchase

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced that its Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program to repurchase up to $50 million of the Company’s Class A common stock from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or by such other means as will comply with applicable state and federal securities laws. This is the Company’s first authorization ...

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UTI Orlando completes campus consolidation, names new president

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) recently named Timothy Dauber as the new campus president at UTI-Orlando, just as the campus completes its optimization project by merging its motorcycle and marine (MMI) technician training programs with UTI’s automotive and diesel technician training on site. Dauber comes to UTI with more than 25 years of education and management experience. UTI announced the consolidation ...

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Newport International Boat Show names 2022 presenting sponsor

Newport Exhibition Group announced that it has partnered with BankNewport for the 51st Annual Newport International Boat Show presented by BankNewport. The Show will be held September 15 through 18, 2022 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. “We are very excited to be partnering with a storied, successful, local organization like BankNewport,” said Gail Lowney Alofsin, ...

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NMMA: Wholesale shipments up 6 percent

NMMA’s Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) has been updated through January, which shows wholesale shipments of new boats increased 6.1 percent in January 2022, compared to January 2021, and total wholesale boat, engine, and trailer deliveries were up 1.6 percent year over year. “Marine manufacturing continued its uptick in January as manufacturers refill pipelines following unprecedented demand throughout 2021. At the same time, ...

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AMI salutes women in leadership

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The Association of Marina Industries recently offered a salute to its women leaders during Women’s History Month. Seven of AMI’s 19 directors are women, including Marieke van Peer, who this year became the first woman to take a seat on the organization’s executive team. In addition, AMI has four women in key roles on its staff. This is a noteworthy ...

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NMMA to host market entry and expansion webinar

NMMA has invited its members to join trade representatives and marine industry trade specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service, and NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel for a free industry webinar and dynamic discussion on current opportunities for U.S. marine manufacturers in the Australian Pleasure Boat Industry. The webinar is free and will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6 ...

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Brunswick Corp. names new chief technology officer

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that it has appointed Alexandra Cattelan as its Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. Cattelan will be responsible for continuing to advance Brunswick’s ACES strategy and, more generally, for maintaining Brunswick’s position of technology leadership in the marine industry. Cattelan has more than three decades of experience leading electric propulsion and advanced mobility programs and organizations, ...

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