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Marine manufacturers take action against COVID-19

By Adam Quandt Throughout the ever-evolving novel coronavirus outbreak, many marine industry manufacturers are making the decision to temporarily halt production, in an effort to keep employees safe. Last week, Brunswick Corporation announced it was suspending production at certain of its propulsion and boat operations over the next few weeks in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A ...

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NMMA, outdoor recreation partners champion industry stimulus needs

NMMA said it is actively working in partnership with marine industry stakeholders and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) to call on Congress and the administration to address imminent needs of the recreational boating and broader outdoor recreation industry in forthcoming federal relief packages to support small businesses and protect employees. In a letter to congressional leadership, NMMA was joined by the ...

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MRAA provides free access to online learning for boat dealers

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced it has made its entire library of standard educational courses found at MRAATraining.com available for free to any boat dealer who would like access. MRAATraining.com features 140 courses key to dealership growth and success, such as sales, marketing, customer service, F&I and the service department. Nearly 130 of those courses are being ...

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Anacortes Boat and Yacht Show rescheduled for late June

The  Northwest Marine Trade Association (NWMTA), in conjunction with its partner the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, today announced that it has rescheduled the third annual Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show, originally set for May 14-17, 2020, until Thursday June 25 - Sunday, June 28, 2020.  “The safety and well-being of our staff, members, exhibitors and attendees is our first and foremost priority,” ...

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Brownie’s Marine Group submits ventilator proposal in response to coronavirus

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Brownie’s Marine Group, Inc., developer, manufacturer and distributor of modern recreational diving products and onboard compressed air solutions, has submitted a technical proposal in response to the Department of Defense DIY Hack-A-Vent Innovation Challenge and other similar initiatives seeking innovative ways to rapidly produce ventilators during this time of critical demand due to COVID-19. The proposal was submitted through its ...

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NATDA to host webinar ‘How to Generate Revenue and Save Time’

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) said it, now more than ever, realizes the importance of education in the modern-day dealership setting. As such, it has partnered with KENECT, a provider of mobile texting software for dealerships, to show dealers how revenue can be generated, time can be saved and your dealership’s brand awareness can be improved in a ...

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Brunswick Corporation thinks beyond the horizon with sustainability report

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Brunswick Corporation announced the publication of its first company-wide Sustainability Report. Themed “Thinking Beyond the Horizon”, the report is part of the Company’s broad commitment to continually advance the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of its business and leverage its considerable resources and scale to address improvement opportunities important for the future of outdoor recreation and its stakeholders. “We ...

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Chaparral introduces new boat

Chaparral has introduced the 2020 257 SSX OB. “The 257 SSX OB is a trendsetter in design, performance, and function,” said Chaparral Founder Buck Pegg. “Our talented team went to great lengths to create this powerful and agile boat that gives both drivers and passengers a boat that glides through the water effortlessly.” The boat is equipped with state-of-the-art dual, ...

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DealerCircle launches new supplier marketplace

DealersCircle, Inc. - a web-based marine industry provider that links the manufacturer, dealer and customer together with its software application - has recently added a new feature to its application: the Supplier Marketplace. “The Supplier Marketplace is our proprietary platform that allows for the incorporation of suppliers’ products right into our DealersCircle application,” said DealersCircle president Scott Davis. “This will ...

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COVID-19 and our commitment to you

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At EPG Media & Specialty Information, we are here to support our customers, including our advertisers and readers, as we all navigate through the current challenging global environment. We are continuing to conduct business as usual, or as much as that is possible, providing vital industry information to our readers as planned. Those various means include print, online, enewsletters, digital ...

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