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Tige Boats appoints new president

Tigé Boats, Inc. announced the promotion of Daniel Gutierrez to president of both the Tigé Boats and ATX Surf Boats brands. Gutierrez began his career at Tigé Boats in 2004 and most recently served as chief operating officer. Effective immediately, Gutierrez will assume responsibility and lead the charge of operations within the organizations, including new product development and strategic positioning for ...

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BoatTEST announces new leasing division

BoatTEST has announced a new division called BoatTESTLEASING which will market leases in new boats for their owners. The program is modeled closely after the highly-successful auto leasing model, with appropriate changes reflecting the different nature of the usage between boats and cars.  Today, 31% of the automobiles on U.S. highways are leased, compared to 9% 20 years ago.  Further, according ...

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Parker Boats breaks ground on new expansion

Parker Boats and Correct Craft held a groundbreaking ceremony today, announcing future plans for the Beaufort, North Carolina-based boat manufacturer to expand its facility and improve its operations. The new, 10,000 sq. ft. facility will include an area for the gelcoat and mold maintenance processes and will generate 25-30 new jobs in the Eastern NC area. The new facility will ...

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Marine Marketers of America makes last call for Neptune Award nominations

Marine Marketers of America (MMA) is now accepting entries for the 2019 Neptune Awards competition, the most prestigious recognition program for marine marketers in North America. The annual contest, now in its 12th year, is open to any company or organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing work between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019. Entries will be accepted through ...

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Registration opens for 2020 NATDA Trailer Show

Returning to Nashville, Tenn. for the first time since 2016, the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) officially opened registration for the 2020 NATDA Trailer Show on Sep. 2 – 4, 2020. After spending two years in Indianapolis and one in St. Louis, NATDA is bringing a revamped annual show to one of the locations most requested from dealers and ...

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Garage Composites launches ‘All Things Retail’ podcast

Garage Composites, an industry provider in training and 20 club services, is now offering a weekly podcast titled “Garagecast: All Things Retail.” Garagecast will interview top-level leaders, industry visionaries and the industry’s top dealership trainers to provide a weekly dose of how to adapt, succeed and thrive in the ever-changing retail environment. The weekly podcast is hosted by Garage Composites’ ...

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Boats Group acquires French marketplace

Boats Group, the tech business behind online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world (Boat Trader, YachtWorld, boats.com, Cosas De Barcos and iNautia), announced they have purchased Annonces du Bateau and all its assets from CarBoat Media. Boats Group said Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat sales marketplace in France and and believes it will provide the company ...

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NMMA says boat sales to remain strong in 2020

NMMA announced today retail unit sales of new powerboats are estimated to have held steady in 2019 at approximately 280,000 units, the second highest total since 2007. The busy winter boat show season kicks off this week across the country and NMMA expects new powerboat sales to be up as much as 2% in 2020. “Sales in 2019 were nearly ...

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ABYC kicks off Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted its annual meeting on the evening of Jan. 6 in New Orleans. The cocktail reception kicks off Standards Week where industry experts gather to review and revise safety standards pertaining to the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats. During the annual meeting ABYC announced new members to the board of ...

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Sea Ray unveils new SLX-R 400e

Sea Ray is debuting the brand-new SLX-R 400e Outboard featuring cutting-edge technology paired with high- performance propulsion, elevated design elements and the orchestrated excellence of the SLX 400 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “CES presents a unique opportunity to debut the new SLX-R 400e in front of an audience that will truly appreciate its beauty, capabilities and ...

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