Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville receives top honors at annual conference

Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine took home top honors at the 2023 Freedom Forum, the company’s annual franchise conference. Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, handed out awards to franchise owners from across the country during the five-day event which also featured engaging workshops that allowed an exchange of ideas between franchise owners and ...

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ABYC opens nominations for Outstanding Technician Awards

As part of the upcoming International Marine Service Technician Week, scheduled April 24-29, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will present the “2023 Outstanding Technician Awards.” Five winners will receive a $100 VISA gift card, technician prize pack with various giveaways, and will be featured on ABYC’s website and social media. Submissions will be accepted through April 14. “We ...

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Bavaria Yachts names new COO

Norbert Leifeld named COO of Bavaria Yachts.

On April 1, 2023, Norbert Leifeld will join Bavaria Yachts as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, he will be responsible for product development and operations and form, as the second managing director, the Management Board together with Marc Diening, the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Bavaria Yachts. Norbert Leifeld has worked as a management ...

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VETUS announces new purpose-built HQ

VETUS announced plans for a new headquarters facility.

VETUS recently announced plans to build new headquarters in the same neighborhood of Schiedam, where VETUS founder Willem den Ouden started the business from his home, nearly 60 years ago. The plans for the new 102,000 square-foot facility offer a thoughtfully laid out office space to encourage collaboration and creativity and will vastly improve the employee environment. It will also ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters helps Georgia DNR power jon boats for Stephen C. Foster State Park visitors

Yamaha Rightwaters continues its support of Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by powering six jon boats with Yamaha F6 outboards in Stephen C. Foster State Park. The outboards give visitors the opportunity to fish, birdwatch and explore the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest blackwater swamp in the U.S. “Stephen C. Foster State Park allows visitors to experience the Okefenokee Swamp ...

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Nautical Ventures named North American Seabob Dealer of the Year

Nautical Ventures named Seabob North American Dealer of the Year.

In a small, private ceremony held in the Seabob department of Nautical Ventures flagship store in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Roger Moore was handed the Dealer of the Year award from Claus Gruner, CEO of Cayago Americas, Inc., parent company for Seabob. In his presentation speech, Claus acknowledged the accomplishments of Nautical Ventures, having sold over 100 Seabobs in 2022. “In ...

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Hubbell, Ward’s celebrate 60 years of collaboration

Hubbell Marine and Ward's Marine Electronics celebrate 60 years of collaboration.

Hubbell Marine Electrical Products and Ward's Marine Electric are celebrating their 60th anniversary. This collaboration is marked with a strong distributor relationship, manufacturing partnership and shared desire to improve the marine electrical experience. Ward's Marine Electric was founded in 1950 by Ward Eshleman Sr. It has remained a family-owned south Florida business known for marine electrical engineering, surveying, refit and ...

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NMMA announces ABC keynote speaker

The industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), hosted by NMMA, returns to Washington, D.C. May 8-10 at the Intercontinental – The Wharf. This year’s keynote speaker will be Jonathan Martin, bureau chief and senior political columnist for POLITICO, who will speak with ABC attendees on the ins and outs of campaigns, government, politics, and policy. Martin is ...

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Newport Boat Show dates announced

Newport Exhibition Group announced that its 52nd Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 14 through 17, 2023 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, R.I. “Last year was our most successful show yet, surpassing even pre-pandemic expectations and proving once again that the Newport International Boat Show is the preeminent destination for boaters in the region ...

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Navico facility reaches zero-waste status

Navico Group has announced that its Lowell facility is the first company site to reach zero-waste-to-landfill status. The zero-waste process requires a facility to demonstrate a 90% or higher diversion rate, meaning 90% of its waste materials are being recycled, reused, or otherwise eliminated. This accomplishment represents another step in Navico Group’s commitment to conservation and sustainability. “Sustainability is a key ...

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