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Rollick and 700Credit launch partnership

Rollick, a relationship technology platform for the marine, powersports, and RV industries, announced that it now offers integration with 700Credit, a provider of credit reports, compliance and soft pull products. The integration enables consumers to prequalify for dealer financing via their 700Credit relationship while using the Rollick-powered digital retailing tool on dealer and GoRollick Marketplace websites. Known as RollickDR, the ...

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Wider Yachts announces partnership with MarineMax

Wider Yachts and MarineMax have recently cemented a partnership, making the American dealer the exclusive North American distributor for Wider’s production line of catamarans. Wider’s catamaran division already has five units of the new WiderCat92 underway, all primed to splash in 2023 and 2024 — two of them for the American market. All of the models will have the Wider ...

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Perko names new VP of sales and marketing

Perko -- a Miami-based manufacturer of various boatbuilding components -- recently announced Michael DeLillo has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for the company. DeLillo is replacing George Bellwoar, who will be retiring later in the year, though the company said Bellwoar will stay on part-time to help with the transition. DeLillo will oversee sales, marketing, and execution ...

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OneWater acquires Taylor Marine Centers

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OneWater Marine Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Taylor Marine Centers, which will further expand the Company’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. The transaction is expected to close in the next 90 days. “Taylor Marine Centers is another great addition to the OneWater family. This acquisition complements our recent acquisition of Norfolk Marine as we ...

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Yamaha Marine creates project management office

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Yamaha has announced the creation of a new Project Management Office under the business planning division. Megan Bennett will lead the new team as Department Manager. “Megan’s knowledge of efficiently planning and executing projects along with years of experience at Yamaha will serve the Project Management Office well as she is promoted to the lead the Project Management team,” said ...

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Discover Boating and Ebony Media host press event

As Discover Boating has partnered with Ebony Media, a respected media platform within the African American community and a member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), which furthers legal education and professional development for lawyers and professionals in entertainment, sports, and related industries. The partnership with Ebony will help Discover Boating connect with a key segment within ...

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Malibu Boats announces Q4 financial results

Malibu Boats, Inc. has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2022 Highlights Compared to Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2021 Net sales increased 27.6% to $353.2 millionUnit volume increased 10.3% to 2,596 unitsGross profit increased 29.5% to $89.6 millionNet income increased 42.1% to $49.7 millionAdjusted EBITDA increased 28.3% to $73.9 millionNet income ...

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IBEX 2022 will highlight marine electrification

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components to the Show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center.   Electrification and next generation propulsion will be discussed in eight IBEX sessions, including the Pre-Conference Session SNAME Presents Design ...

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Brunswick partners with Global Icons

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Brunswick Corporation has now partnered with Global Icons, a brand licensing agency. Through this partnership, Global Icons and Brunswick will collaborate to extend the reach of Brunswick’s portfolio of leading brands into additional strategic licensing programs for their current and future consumers. Brunswick’s portfolio of brands includes Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Lund and Mercury Marine, among others. Global Icons will ...

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Candela partners with Polestar in battery deal

The Swedish electric car maker Polestar will provide battery and charging systems for Candela boats. The battery deal aims to bring mass-market electric boats one step closer to reality. "To make electric boats mainstream, we need to build thousands of boats every year. Working together with Polestar, we’re able to bring the scale of production and world class engineering from ...

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