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NMMA provides industry update on trade, tariffs

The National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a webinar last Wednesday to discuss the rapidly evolving trade situation. While some developments have been positive, the recreational boating industry is still facing significant pressure, and NMMA is calling on all stakeholders to take action. Last week, NMMA celebrated legislation introduced by Representative Seth Mouton (D-MA-6) that would help marine manufacturers targeted by retaliatory ...

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Registration open for 2019 ABYC Marine Law Symposium

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that registration is open for the third annual Marine Law Symposium. The symposium will be held Jan. 8, 2019, at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Wash. Attendees will receive an in-depth view of two fatal boating accidents and the lawsuits that followed - one resulting in a verdict, appeal and a ...

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ABBRA marine service managers certification course set for September

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association's first Marine Service Managers Course to be held in California is scheduled for Sept. 23-27 at Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Richmond Point, Calif. ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provides an industry recognized credential (Certified Marine Service Manager). The course is being offered in partnership with Keefe Kaplan Maritime ...

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Denison Yachting announces new hires, office location

Denison Yachting has hired Keara Bell as its new events manager and Laura Botu as lead graphics designer. Bell will oversee all Denison related events, including boat shows, rendezvous and open houses, and will forge new relationships with key partners. Botu will lead the charge for all company branding and graphics, further strengthening the company's marketing efforts. Denison's new office ...

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Educational video explains new recreational boating data app

The Center for Recreational Boating Research, which released the Self-Reported On-Water Boat Operator Survey app in May, has produced a video educating the public about the new tool, now available to view and download on SOBOS.org. SOBOS was designed to collect information about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters, with the goal of testing the effectiveness of crowdsourcing recreational boating data ...

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Pearl Yachts appoints Berthon as new dealer

Pearl Yachts has  joined forces with Berthon, appointing the company as its dealer for the United Kingdom and France. The collaboration demonstrates Pearl’s commitment to its growing dealer network in line with a strengthening foothold in the 60- to 100-foot flybridge sector. Berthon will join Atlantic Yacht & Ship in the USA, Baxter Marine in Spain, and Aquamarine Ltd in ...

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MRAA to host second annual awards celebration

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it will host the second annual Opening Night Awards Celebration at the upcoming Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The MRAA Awards Celebration will shine a spotlight on marine industry workforce efforts, showcasing a series of awards and scholarships to be presented by both the MRAA and the MRAA Educational Foundation. Other ...

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Malibu introduces new 2019 22 LSV model

Malibu Boats introduced the Wakesetter 22 LSV, for 2019. The 22 LSV offers the most space for a boat its size. The 22-foot length allows for towing and garage storage with all the accolades the LSV family offers. It has seating for 14 in a traditional-bow design with easy access to the spacious front lounge area.   New advances in ...

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Brunswick announces 2018 Q2 financial results

Brunswick Corp.’s has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2018. Consolidated net sales increased 3.6 percent versus second quarter 2017, and were up 4.3 percent for the combined marine business. Operating earnings decreased by 38 percent for the quarter, and were down 32 percent for the combined marine business. "During the first half of 2018, we launched ...

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MarineMax reports 2018 Q3 financial results

MarineMax, Inc. has announced results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2018. Revenue increased approximately 10 percent to $361.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared with $329.8 million for the June quarter last year, with same-store sales growing 8 percent. Net income for the quarter increased about 22 percent year-over-year to $17.4 million, while earnings per ...

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