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Mercury Marine announces partnership with Frydenbø

Frydenbø uses Mercury Marine motors

Mercury Marine has entered into an agreement with Frydenbø to become the preferred engine partner of the company’s boat brands Sting and Nordkapp in all global markets. Frydenbø recently concluded a process to select an engine partner that would match the needs of their customers and chose Mercury as the right partner for their boat brands. “Mercury is associated with ...

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Clean Vessels Act program receives funding

Clean Vessel Act

The Clean Vessels Act program has received $32.8 million in grants – with an additional non-federal match of $21.9 million – for states and communities to support outdoor recreation and help boaters keep America’s waters clean. The funding comes from the CVA program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program which provide monies to communities to build and maintain facilities ...

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Nominations for 2020 NMMA Hall of Fame Award due July 15

NMMA Hall of Fame Award logo

Just a reminder that nominations are being accepted for the 2020 NMMA Hall of Fame Award through July 15. The award will be presented at the IBEX Industry Breakfast in Tampa, FL, and honors those who have generated or continue to make substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. It recognizes marine leaders whose names and ...

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Senate passes Great American Outdoors Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. “Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and increased uncertainty as the country continues the process of reopening, it is encouraging to see our nation’s policymakers coming together and prioritizing legislation that ensures both local economies and families can reap the benefits of outdoor recreation activities ...

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NMMA: Manufacturing picks up in May, PWC sales surge

New data from the NMMA shows a pickup in manufacturing activity in May with seasonally adjusted wholesale shipments of outboard engines, PWCs, wake sport boats, and jet boats seeing increases ranging from 19% to 160% compared to April when business productivity was halted due to the pandemic. Data also shows an unprecedented increase in personal watercraft (PWC) seasonally adjusted sales ...

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Brunswick names new CFO, Treasurer

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Brunswick Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ryan M. Gwillim as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. He succeeds William L. Metzger, Senior vice president and chief financial officer, who will retire from Brunswick effective July 10, 2020. “We are excited to promote Ryan to this position. His experience with the company in a variety of important leadership ...

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Barletta Boats readies for plant expansion

Barletta Boat Company announced plans to expand its operations in Elkhart County and nearly double its Indiana workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs over the next few years. "With homegrown Hoosier companies like Barletta at the helm, Indiana will continue driving its economy forward, positioning our state for long-term economic stabilization and growth,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim ...

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Torqeedo announces management team changes

Torqeedo recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team, which in future will comprise Dr. Ralf Plieninger and Dr. Michael Rummel. Founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin is moving to the advisory board where he and Dr. Frank Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of DEUTZ AG, will continue to advise and support the company.  “As the founder of Torqeedo, Christoph Ballin ...

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Safe Harbor acquires 100th marina

Safe Harbor Marinas recently announced the acquisition of its 99th and 100th marinas. The company has added Great Island Marina in Harpswell, Maine and Sportsman Marina on the Alabama Gulf Shores to its portfolio of facilities. The acquisitions expand Safe Harbor's network to 100 marinas across 22 states. They are part of the company's ongoing program to grow and diversify its portfolio. ...

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Discover Boating sees record web traffic in May

Discover Boating saw some of its strongest performance and growth in May compared to the same period last year. Continuing and building on the successes reported in April, DiscoverBoating.com saw an unprecedented 279% growth in organic site traffic, which translates to more visitors coming to the website without clicking on an ad. With summer kicking off, boating is top of mind for ...

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