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MMA names 2022 Neptune Award winners

Marine Marketers of America (MMA), the exclusive association for those engaged in marine industry marketing activities, today announced recipients of the 2021 Neptune Awards for marine marketing excellence against the backdrop of the Miami International Boat Show. The award program, now in its 14th year, honors creative concepts, campaigns and initiatives from across all sectors of the marine industry ecosystem. ...

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Department of the Interior announces $1.5B in Funding for conservation, outdoor recreation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, last week announced a record $1.5 billion in annual funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program to support state and local outdoor recreational opportunities, and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. The announcement includes historic levels of funding for the Sport Fish Restoration ...

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Brunswick Corp., Boston Whaler intensify sustainability commitment

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Brunswick Corporation announced it is expanding its partnership with Arkema, a leader in specialty materials, to develop a fully recyclable fiberglass boat that integrates Arkema’s Elium liquid thermoplastic resin on all the vessel’s composite parts, core, and adhesives. The project is part of Brunswick’s enterprise-wide sustainability program and is expected to allow for hull and structural components to be fully ...

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Your Boat Club partners with Navigare Yachting, goes international

In its effort to expand boating access, options and experiences for families, Your Boat Club (YBC) announced it is now partnering with Navigare Yachting, which has locations in 12 different countries and fleet of more than 300 yachts in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Greece, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Sweden, Seychelles and the USA.  Guests board a sailboat charter, catamaran ...

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Northpoint Commercial Finance announces partnership with MitchCap

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After more than a decade of robust growth and the development of an impressive customer base throughout North America, Northpoint Commercial Finance announced a partnership with MitchCap to create a strategic Australasian partnership to better connect North American OEMs with their Australasian Distribution Channels. MitchCap is one of Australia's fastest growing inventory finance providers and the BIAV's preferred Floorplan partner. Both organizations have a ...

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Limestone achieves company production goals

The Limestone Boat Company – owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats – recently announced additional production unit achievements at its Tennessee-based boat manufacturing facility. “Having now built a foundation for success in our Tennessee manufacturing operations and support teams, 2022 is shaping up to be a transformative year for the Limestone Boat Company,” said ...

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IMEA 2022 scholarship program calls for donations

The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), has launched a scholarship program to encourage and support students interested in a career in marine electronics. IMEA is looking to grow this scholarship program in 2022 with financial help from NMEA members and the worldwide boating community. All donations are tax deductible, ...

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Coast Guard Foundation sets tribute event in New Orleans

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the Foundation’s first tribute event of the year will take place in New Orleans on March 11. Honoring the members of the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, the event will return to the National WWII Museum for the ...

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Kyle Media acquires Latitudes & Attitudes

Kyle Media, Inc., owners of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, The Marine Ad Network, and the recently launched Scuttlebutt app, announced today it is expanding its offerings with the acquisition of Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine. Latitudes & Attitudes is the number one selling boating lifestyle magazine on newsstands in the United States. Recently celebrating 25 years in publication, Latitudes & Attitudes focuses on real people doing real boating ...

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Brunswick files patent infringement suit against Volvo Penta

A pair of marine industry giants will once again face off in court, in a patent infringement suit filed by Brunswick Corporation against Volvo Penta of the Americas. Brunswick Corp. is asking the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for an injunction against the further sale of Volvo Penta's Assisted Docking System, as well as damages that ...

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