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Nominations open for 2019 Boating Industry 40 Under 40, Women Making Waves

Two of Boating Industry’s most popular and well-read editorial features will return early in 2019. Our editorial staff is now accepting nominations for our 40 Under 40 cover story and Women Making Waves special section that will publish in the March/April print and online issues of Boating Industry. Please note that this is a change in schedule from previous years ...

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Tigé Boats welcomes Pine Crest Marine as dealer

Tigé Boats recently welcomed Pine Crest Marine to its world-wide family of dealers. Pine Crest Marine has been family owned and operated since 1948 and began selling tow boats in 1986. Pine Crest has two locations in Cedar Lake and Fishers, Ind. The Cedar Lake location will primarily cater to southern Chicago suburbs, and all counties between there and Indianapolis, ...

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Four Winns Boats expands dealer network in Ontario

Expanding its dealer network in London Ontario, Four Winns boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac Operations has added Hully Gully Powersports & Marine as the newest addition to their distribution channel. “We’re proud to add another great dealership to our growing network of dealers. Joining forces with Randy and the team at Hully Gully is an important partnership towards ...

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Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville receives national conference honors

Freedom Boat Club in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine were once again honored at the company’s Franchise Conference Awards. The awards ceremony was recently held in Sarasota, Fla. Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, owners and partners of the Freedom Boat Club franchise in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine, received recognition for being among the top five of the ...

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Brunswick debt offering will refinance Power Products loans

Brunswick Corp. recently announced the pricing of its offering of $115 million aggregate principal amount of 6.625 percent senior unsecured notes due 2049 under an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consistent with its capital strategy, Brunswick expects to use the proceeds from the offering to refinance a portion of the short-term bank loans ...

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Miami Boat Show Innovation Awards entries due Jan. 11

It’s time to enter new products for the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. The deadline for entry is Jan. 11, 2019. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will be announced during the Miami Boat Show’s Innovation Breakfast on Friday, Feb, 15, 2019. The Innovation Awards’ program is managed by the ...

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ABYC announces Standards Week 10th anniversary plans

The American Boat and Yacht Council, the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, has announced its 10th annual Standards Week, Jan. 7-11, 2019, at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Wash. Throughout the week various Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings will take place, where the standards under review this year ...

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FLIBS gate attendance increased, VIP tickets sales doubled

A global audience of more than 110,000 yachting and boating enthusiasts from 52 countries gathered from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “Our goal was to create a fresh event for guests and an even more successful sales environment for exhibitors, and judging by the extremely positive feedback, we succeeded on both ...

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Industry veteran Jim Krueger recognized at retirement ceremony

Regal Boats recently honored marine industry veteran Jim Krueger with a special award presentation and luncheon celebration on Nov. 7 to recognize his 46 years of continuous and outstanding service to the marine industry. Krueger, who spent the past seven years as the Midwest/Central U.S. regional sales manager for Regal Boats, officially retired Aug. 17, 2018, but spent the past ...

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Boating coalition urges Congress to pass Modern Fish Act

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners have sent letter to Congress encouraging members to include the Modern Fish Act in their lands and water package and pass the comprehensive legislation before the end of the year. The recreational angling and boating communities have been strong advocates of the Modern Fish Act since it was introduced and are ...

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