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Yamaha Marine unveils new outboards app

Yamaha Marine recently announced its new MyYamahaOutboards, a mobile app and web portal that revolutionizes the ownership experience and helps enhance customer satisfaction of Yamaha outboards. MyYamahaOutboards puts essential product and dealer information at owners’ fingertips, including a complete maintenance history for each outboard they own. “MyYamahaOutboards goes the distance, proving every Yamaha outboard has unsurpassed longevity potential, especially when ...

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Suzuki Marine names new sales managers

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Suzuki Marine USA, LLC. has named two new members to its District Sales Manager (DSM) Team. One isa new hire for the company with a wealth of related boat and engine sales experience, the other, a Suzuki Marine veteran with more than 30 years with the company and a lengthy list of marine industry friends and contacts. Boating industry veteran ...

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New owner takes over TowBoatUS Anacortes

Capt. Chris Justice, a former hired on-water towing captain with TowBoatUS Tacoma, has chosen to strike out on his own and is the new owner of TowBoatUS Anacortes. “I knew I wanted to go out on my own, so when I heard about the opportunity, I immediately jumped on it, packed up my bags, and moved to Anacortes," said Justice. Asked ...

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Boating BC collaborates on new boater education

Representatives from Boating BC, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BC Ferries have announced a new collaboration aimed at educating recreational boaters and small commercial vessel operators about how to share the waterways with deep sea vessel traffic. The initiative, which will include a province-wide advertising campaign is made possible through a grant from Transport Canada and addresses increasing near ...

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NOAA designates Lake Michigan’s Shipwreck Coast a National Marine Sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries recently announced the designation of the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The area on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin has been under consideration for national marine sanctuary status since 2014. The sanctuary will make up 962-square-miles in Lake Michigan on the Wisconsin side and will protect 36 shipwrecks. The ...

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Idaho county to restrict towed-sports along Spokane River

Last week, an ordinance prohibiting boaters from engaging in activities that create “excessive wakes” was passed by the Kootenai County Commission. After three months of public hearings, amendments, and strong opposition from the recreational boating community, the Commission adopted the ordinance by a 2-1 vote. The ordinance defines “excessive wake” as “plowing or using any enhancement to increase a wake ...

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ABYC Educator Training Conference gets underway July 20-22

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ABYC's annual Educator Training Conference will be held virtually next week, July 20-22. Designed for high school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders that want to get more involved in creating a strong future workforce, anyone involved in the marine tech space is encouraged to attend. Agenda topics and the speaker lineup for the 2021 ABYC Educator Training Conference ...

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Brunswick continues to execute on its Next Wave Strategy

Brunswick continues to roll out Next Wave Strategy

During its 2021 Investor Day presentation in May, Brunswick Corporation unveiled the “Next Wave” of the company’s strategy highlighting the next phase of business evolution, products, technologies, unique experiences, and enterprise synergies. Brunswick has already begun to elevate the boating experience and appeal to an expanded demographic through execution of its ACES (autonomous, connected, electrification, shared access) strategy and other ...

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Industry mourns loss of Ken Lovell

NMMA is mourning the loss of industry veteran, Maxey Kenneth “Ken” Lovell, who passed away recently. A longtime partner of the NMMA and champion for recreational boating, Ken served as Executive Director of the Boating Trade Association of Metropolitan Houston (BTAMH) for more than three decades. Ken began his career in the boating industry in 1976 when he opened Lovell Marine Sales ...

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Malibu introduces all-new Wakesetter 25 LSV

2022 Malibu Wakesetter 25LSV

For 2022, Malibu Boats has introduced the all-new Malibu Wakesetter 25 LSV, the newest model in the world’s best-selling towboat family. The 25 LSV is the 25-foot flagship of the popular Luxury Sport V-Drive (LSV) line. Being the largest in the LSV family, it offers the most interior space, storage capacity and ballast, as well as unbelievable wakes and waves. ...

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