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Top 100 unveils new application process

Applications for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100 are now open, with a new streamlined application process. “We know the Top 100 application process can be overwhelming, especially for first time applicants, so this year there will be an easier way to apply to be part of the program,” said Jonathan Sweet, managing director of the Top 100 program. This ...

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MRAA launches COVID-19 resource for boat dealers

In the first of a multi-step plan to support marine dealers with their response to the coronavirus and ensuing economic challenges, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has launched a webpage with resources for the industry to tap into. The page will be updated daily with new resources as they become available. “If you’re like our team, you ...

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NASBLA BOAT Program marks 10 years of preparing first responders

Boating first responders training

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program is marking its 10 year anniversary, after recognizing the need to develop a national training standard amongst all local, state and tribal law enforcement and emergency first responders. Since its inception, the BOAT Program has grown immensely. Initially, there were only 15 instructors working to ...

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MarineMax acquires Boatyard digital platform

MarineMax, Inc. announced it has acquired the Boatyard digital platform, creating a new way for boat owners to enjoy their passion, wherever and whenever they want. Built around the Boatyard acquisition, the new MarineMax Customer Experience Platform will be led by Boatyard Founder and CEO Nathan Heber, who will become president of Boatyard at MarineMax. Shawn Berg, MarineMax Chief Digital ...

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Jacksonville in-water boat show canceled

Jacksonville in-water boat show logo

Amid the ongoing threat of the coronavirus and the Mayor’s suspension of all events at city facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, the 2020 Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show has been canceled. The show was planned for April 3 to April 5 at TIAA Bank Field and Metropolitan Park Marina. With the stadium’s crowded schedule, they will not be able to reschedule for ...

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SeaSucker goes blue for green charity

SeaSucker partners with clean water charity

SeaSucker, LLC, manufacturer of vacuum-mounted boating, fishing and outdoor lifestyle accessories, has partnered with Captains for Clean Water. Fifteen percent of the total sales of the new Blue Line products collection will be donated to the nonprofit charity. Captains for Clean Water advocates for restoring the unpolluted, natural flow of Lake Okeechobee from the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers into ...

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Ready to Boat launches on Boaters University

Ready to Boat by Ritchie Navigation

Ritchie Navigation's educational program Ready to Boat has launched on Boaters University. It was designed to provide boaters of all experience levels with the safety and navigation skills needed to enjoy their time on the water, taught in an entertaining online environment. Ready to Boat provides boatbuilders with boating safety information that they, in turn, pass on to their new ...

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Lumishore USA names news regional sales manager

Lumishore USA logo

Lumishore, manufacturer of high-performance LED lighting systems for above and below the waterline, has hired Jamie Shoemaker as US Southeast Regional Sales Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. Shoemaker has 15 years of successful sales and account management experience as a pharmaceutical sales representative. She has been ...

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