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KICKER Marine Audio teams up with CPS Distributors at IBEX 2020

KICKER Marine Audio at IBEX 2020

As the 2020 IBEX Online becomes “a virtual experience,” beginning September 29, top-quality, KICKER Marine Audio sound waves will still carry over the web. With the show theme, “Better Boats Begin Here,” OEM boat builders engaging KICKER Marine Audio through CPS get a direct line to what is new and trending in marine audio and accessories. One of the current trends is ...

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Champions for the Chesapeake hosts virtual fundraising race

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From September 26 through November 14, Chesapeake Conservancy will host its first virtual race, “Champions for the Chesapeake.” Launching on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26), funds from the race will support the nonprofit’s advocacy efforts to establish the “Chesapeake National Recreation Area,” which would create National Park Service (NPS) unit status for the Chesapeake Bay. “Chesapeake Conservancy and our ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 167 new scholarships

Coast Guard Foundation announces scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced it awarded 167 scholarships in 2020, totaling $503,000 in support. Since the program began, in 1990, the Coast Guard Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to Coast Guard children ensuring they can afford to reach their higher education ...

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Mercury outboards to be offered on select Sportsman models

Mercury 400 Verado

Mercury Marine has announced that Mercury outboard engines, including the 350 and 400 Verados and other high horsepower Mercury outboards, will be offered for the first time on nine Sportsman models beginning on November 1.   Mercury has continued to grow its presence in key saltwater markets and customers from around the U.S. have been asking for higher horsepower and ...

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Coast Guard seeks boating community input on shallow draft waterways

Coast Guard seeks boating community input on shalow waters

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make navigable waterways of the United States safer and more efficient. The survey will remain open until November 1, 2020, and NMMA urges all recreational boating community stakeholders ...

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Airmar names new marine product line manager

Brian Vlad

Airmar has hired marine electronics veteran Brian Vlad as their new marine product line manager. “We are excited to have Brian on board and are looking forward to the fresh approach and experience he’ll bring to the table,” says Jennifer Matsis, VP of sales and marketing. “Having worked with us on many projects over the last 20 years, he already understands ...

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OneWater Marine Inc. prices public stock offering

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,170,868 shares of its Class A common stock at $20.00 per share. The company is offering 425,000 shares of its Class A common stock, and the selling stockholders named in the registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission are offering 2,745,868 shares ...

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IBEX Online announces special events and keynote sessions

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Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Special Events and Keynote Sessions, being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020, are now available. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. The roster of speakers and list of panel discussions promise an engaging session ...

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President Trump commits to expanding E15

Last weekend, President Donald Trump promised to loosen a restriction on the sale of higher-ethanol fuel blends like E15, which drew strong objections from the recreational boating community. Once final, the policy change would allow E15 to be dispensed from pumps made for lower-biofuel blends, including E10. In response, NMMA urged the administration to reverse its decision. According to NMMA, ...

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Top 100 application deadline approaching

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This is the last week to apply for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best boat dealers in North America. Applications are due Sep. 21, 2020. Find more information about the program on the Top 100 page. Remember, this year there are two applications: the full in-depth application and the new streamlined application designed to save you time while applying. For ...

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