South Carolina governor signs boater safety legislation

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster was joined earlier this month by Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, state and local law enforcement officers, state agency leaders, and members of the General Assembly for a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 96, a bill that strengthens boater education requirements. Under current South Carolina law, anyone younger than 16 is required to complete ...

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Boat Fix partners with Bentley Pontoons

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Boat Fix, a recreational boating telematics company that provides a combination of remote monitoring, GPS tracking, geofencing and 24/7 live customer support, announced it has partnered with Bentley Pontoons to launch its Bentley 24/7 Assurance program, which will be included on purchases of all 2024 model year boats. Bentley 24/7 Assurance, powered by Boat Fix, offers new Bentley owners a complimentary ...

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ABYC technical VP reappointed as ISO small craft committee chair

This August, Craig Scholten, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) technical vice president, has been reappointed as chair of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 188 Small Craft until the end of 2026. “I am pleased and honored to serve another three-year term as chair of ISO TC 188,“ said Scholten. “We have made excellent improvements to ...

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Twin Disc reports strong Q4 2023

Twin Disc, Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2023, which ended on June 30, 2023. Sales for the fiscal 2023 fourth quarter increased 10.5% year-over-year to $83.9 million and fiscal 2023 sales increased 14.0% to $277.0 million. “Fiscal 2023 was a tale of two halves,” Twin Disc CEO John H. Batten said. “After facing significant ...

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Lippert acquires Marine Trailer Performance

LCI Industries through its wholly owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. ( Lippert), a supplier of a broad array of components for OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets and the related aftermarkets of those industries, announced that its subsidiary, Kinro Texas, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the business assets of Marine Trailer Performance (MTP), a marine axle manufacturer ...

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Taiga doubles Q2 revenue

Taiga Motors Corporation, an electric off-road vehicle manufacturer, reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2023. Taiga reported $4.1 million from the sale of 145 vehicles during the second quarter ending June 30, 2023, showcasing revenue growth of 137% compared to the preceding first quarter of 2023. Taiga reported its production has seen a ...

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MRAA names director of government relations

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it has added Mike Sayre as Director of Government Relations. As dealers face significant regulatory and legislative challenges to their businesses, the MRAA said it is ramping up its government relations efforts to ensure the voice of the dealers is represented in the halls of government at the federal, state and ...

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Northpoint names new VP Marine Operations

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Northpoint Commercial Finance CEO Dan Radley recently announced the appointment of Gary W. Childress to the newly established role of Vice President of Marine Operations. A marine industry veteran with 30 years of leadership experience in sales, operations and strategic planning, Childress will now spearhead and direct day-to-day operations including initiatives with key Northpoint suppliers to foster stronger customer-focused synergy. ...

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Weems and Plath celebrates 95 years

Weems & Plath recently announced their milestone 95th year in business. The nautical and weather instrument manufacturer was founded in 1928 by Captain Philip Van Horn Weems (a graduate and instructor of the U.S. Naval Academy), in partnership with his wife, Margaret Thackray Weems, as the “Weems System of Navigation.” In its early years, the company began as a navigation ...

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