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Pursuit honors top dealers

In September, Pursuit Boats announced their top domestic dealers, international dealer and salespeople for their 2020 model year. Top honors for the number one Pursuit dealer went to Quality Boats,a dealer that has multiple locations in Clearwater and Sarasota, Florida. “This is a first time win as top dealer for Quality Boats,” said Randy Jernigan, Director of Sales at Pursuit. ...

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Garmin announces OnDeck remote connectivity solution

Garmin logo

Garmin International Inc. announced its new OnDeck™ System, a remote monitoring and management solution that gives boaters 24/7 access to critical and timely information about their vessel. When paired with the ActiveCaptain® app, OnDeck keeps users connected to their vessel by monitoring the boat’s battery status, bilge activity, door/hatch sensors, GPS location and more. For extra peace of mind, configurable ...

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Flow-Rite launches educational webinar series

In the first of a series of online educational sessions, Flow-Rite is hosting the Remote Drain Plug Webinar. Designed for boatbuilders and DIYers, the 30-minute event is October 1 at 11:00 am EST and requires pre-registration at go.flow-rite.com/l/874231/2020-09-08/n1nhgh. Hosted by Tim Pitcher, marine business manager, and Tom Bailey, marine sales manager, attendees will learn how simple it is to add Flow-Rite's ...

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Polyform, Land ‘N’ Sea partner to fight breast cancer

Polyform US is introducing new Pink Fenders to “Protect What Matters”. "For the first time in recent history, we will be bringing awareness and funds to the fight against breast cancer in a new arena," the company said. "There are likely few in our marine industry that have not been touched in one way or another by this disease. It ...

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National Sailing Hall of Fame celebrates new inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced that on Saturday, September 12th, it celebrated its 10th annual induction in a virtual format. While COVID-19 prevented everyone from gathering in person, the virtual platform allowed friends, family and a host of Hall of Famers and VIPs to join from across the country – and the world.  Nine individuals were honored during ...

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Marine CEOs more optimistic

Marine CEOs optimistic

NMMA’s Q2 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, shows marine CEO sentiment has improved considerably since the onset of the pandemic. “Marine CEO sentiment was much more optimistic in Q2, returning to levels pre-pandemic, bolstered by record new boat sales this summer,” said ...

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Correct Craft to display boats at the White House

Made in America event

Correct Craft will represent the recreational boating industry, as well as North Carolina and Florida, at the White House’s fourth annual Made in America event on Monday, October 5. President Trump invited 50 companies, large and small, to showcase their products in this year’s celebration. Parker Boats and Nautique Boat Company will represent their respective states. The Correct Craft companies, along with other U.S. ...

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America’s Boating Club announces in-home learning

America's Boating Club

The United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club is now offering an online boating safety course that allows students to proceed at their own pace.  America’s Boating Course 3rd Edition, is available online in English and Spanish. They also offer a number of online seminars such as AIS Electronics for Boaters; How to Use Your GPS; Planning Your Cruise; Weather for Boaters; All About Marine Radio; Rivers, Locks and ...

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Limestone Boat Company relaunches heritage brand

Limestone Boats relaunches

Limestone Boat Company, a brand primarily recognized in the northeast United States and parts of Canada for the past 35 years, has re-launched with new ownership. Scott Hanson, a marine industry veteran, now serves as Limestone’s new chief executive officer. Earlier this year, he and his partners acquired the global manufacturing and Limestone branding rights from Mark Ellis Design LLC, ...

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Cobalt introduces next generation R8 luxury runabout

Cobalt Boats new R8

Cobalt Boats has announced the introduction of its all-new R8, a premium-sized member of its acclaimed ‘Ultimate Runabout’ R-Series of sterndrive boats. Incorporating sleek lines, agile handling, superb performance and deluxe appointments, at 27’ 10”, the new R8 is both longer and roomier than other boats in its class. The new R8 carries over the DNA of performance, style and ...

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