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Maxine Kelly leaves Fastmount

Maxine Kelly, Marketing Manager of New Zealand-based Fastmount Panel Mounting Systems has stepped down from her role after 7 years with the team. Fastmount was acquired by Auckland-based Nautical Group Holdings (NGH) in December 2021 and Kelly will be succeeded by Heather Ogden-Handa, who will take over as Group Head of Marketing for NGH. “It has been a wonderful journey ...

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Premier Marine opens new manufacturing headquarters

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Premier Marine has announced the grand opening of its new corporate offices and manufacturing headquarters in Big Lake, Minn. The new 150,000-sqare-foot facility has the capacity to produce up to 5,000 boats annually with engineering and fabrication capabilities. “Everyone is really excited,” said Premier Marine CEO Matt Homan. “First and foremost, this new facility really shows how much this company ...

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Golden Manufacturing launches VR showroom

Golden Manufacturing has launched an immersive virtual reality showroom. The website is www.bit.ly/Golden-VR-Showroom. "Times have changed," said company president Bill Golden, "and we've embraced interactive technology. Even before the pandemic, consumers researched extensively online and were very educated on boat lifts and docks before making their first contact. Our new virtual reality showroom deepens the overall experience, especially for those with ...

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Sea Tow’s life jacket loaner program opens 1000th location

The Sea Tow Foundation, with support from MarineMax and Sea Tow International, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the opening of its 1,000th Life Jacket Loaner Stand at the Seminole Street Boat Ramp in Clearwater, FL. The Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program started in 2008 with a single location where boaters could borrow and return life jackets ...

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Boating Industry names 2022 Movers and Shakers, Bold Moves

With the launch of its October issue, Boating Industry recently named its 2022 Movers & Shakers and Bold Moves. Celebrating the program's 12th year, the annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. "This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists ...

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Hurricane Ian brings IBEX 2022 cancellation

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that based on the weather reports from NOAA and consultation with the City of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, and other stakeholders, the cancellation of this year’s show.“It is a very difficult decision to cancel IBEX 2022, as we were on track to have an excellent event,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “The entire ...

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Newport International Boat Show celebrates 2022 success

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The Newport International Boat Show announced that attendance for the 2022 Show was exceptional, topping 2021.The four-day event, held along the downtown waterfront in Newport, Rhode Island, opened on Thursday, September 15 and continued through Sunday, September 18. This year’s event included an array of boats in the water of every type and style from 15- to 90-feet, and a ...

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AMI announces 2023 keynote speaker

Marilyn Sherman, a national and international motivational speaker and book author, will deliver theopening keynote address at the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, scheduled for January 30 - February 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL. Her presentation, sponsored by Suntec Marinas, "Front Row Leadership: How Top Performers Never Settle For Balcony Seats,” will be ...

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Brunswick hosts MN representatives at New York Mills operation

Minnesota State Representatives Mary Franson (08-A) and Jordan Rasmusson (08-B) this month visited Brunswick’s Lund and Crestliner operation in New York Mills. During the visit, Representatives Franson and Rasmusson met with members of the Brunswick leadership team to discuss key issues impacting the recreational boating industry. In Minnesota alone, the recreational boating industry generates more than $3 billion in economic ...

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Scout Boats names 2022 top dealers

Scout Boats just completed their 2023 dealer meeting in Charleston, S.C., where the manufacturer awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2022 model year. The awards are as follows: 2022 Top Dealer Award Winners: IMS Yachts -- Fajardo, Puerto Rico: 2022 Top International DealerCarlos Esteves - IMS Yachts -- Fajardo, Puerto Rico: 2022 Top International ...

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