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ABYC’s USCG Risk Mitigation Series releases speaker lineup and agenda

The agenda for next week’s United States Coast Guard (USCG) Risk Mitigation Series, hosted by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and dedicated to reducing the risk involved in designing and building recreational boats is now available. Risk Mitigation: Series 2--Put the Fire Out! will focus on fire suppression systems, standards, and requirements with roundtable discussions that include the ...

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Navico joins Responsible Business Alliance

Navico, a division of Brunswick Corporation’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG), announced it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) as a Supporter Member this month, becoming the first company focused on marine electronics to join the industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. “We are a strong believer in the vision and mission of the RBA, ...

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Highfield Boats appoints Christophe Lavigne president

Highfield Boats, an aluminum-hull rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Christophe Lavigne as president of Highfield USA. “Highfield’s plan is to accelerate its international development. We are very pleased to welcome Christophe in our executive team. His international experience, engineering, operations and management skills combined with a strong culture fit will greatly contribute to fulfill Highfield’s ambitious vision ...

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Fastmount founder Gregg Kelly steps down

Gregg Kelly, Founder of NZ-based Fastmount Panel Mounting Systems, has stepped down as Director and Head of Technical, 18 years after starting the company. Fastmount was recently acquired by Auckland-based Nautical Group Holdings (NGH) and Gregg will be succeeded by newly appointed General Manager Keith Pratt. Kelly founded Fastmount in 2004 to realize a solution for hidden panel mounting on ...

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Boating Industry gears up for power-packed 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

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EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine is well underway in planning for its 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 14-16 at the beautiful Caribe Royale resort in Orlando, FL. “The team at Boating Industry has been working very hard over the past few years to make the ELEVATE SUMMIT a significant leadership event unlike anything our industry has ...

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Ned Trigg honored with 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award

The NMMA Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today that Ned Trigg, former executive vice president of Dometic’s marine division who recently retired, is the recipient of the 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service, commitment and dedication to the long-term health of the recreational boating industry. Trigg will be honored on Friday ...

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Yamaha’s Ben Speciale honored with TRCP’s Conservation Achievement Award

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) honored Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit President Ben Speciale with the 2022 Conservation Achievement Award during the 14th Annual Capital Conservation Awards dinner on May 4, 2022. Recognized alongside Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), 2022 recipients of the James D. Range Conservation Award, Speciale received his award for his leadership in conservation ...

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Malibu reports record Q3

Malibu Boats, Inc. recently announced its financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2022. “Our record-setting pace continues with yet another outstanding quarter with net sales growing 26%, net income rising 56.1% and Adjusted EBITDA increasing 39.9% compared to the prior year. Led by our operational excellence, we were able to ship more units than anticipated, in spite of ...

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Brunswick names senior vice president of enterprise finance, new Boat Group CFO

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Brunswick Corporation announced that it has named Neha Clark Senior Vice President, Enterprise Finance replacing Brent Dahl who has been appointed to chief financial officer of Brunswick Boat Group. Clark is promoted to a new position that will oversee three global finance functions and teams across the Brunswick enterprise, including Investor Relations, Treasury and Mergers & Acquisitions. Clark joined Brunswick ...

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MarineMax hires SVP of People Strategy

MarineMax recently announced its hiring of Beth Garland as its new senior vice president of people stratgey. “I am pleased to welcome Beth Garland to the MarineMax family, as the senior vice president of people strategy," Brett McGill, MarineMax CEO and president, said. "Beth’s 25-plus years of experience in human resources and operations will help us as we continue to ...

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