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Correct Craft companies host Manufacturing Day events

On Oct. 4, Correct Craft and its manufacturing companies across the country participated in Manufacturing Day by hosting students at its factories. Five Correct Craft plants from Florida to California invited students to learn about both boat manufacturing processes and job opportunities in marine manufacturing. Correct Craft companies also gave the students plant tours. Centurion and Supreme Boats partnered with ...

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Nautical Ventures partners with Spain’s De Antonio Yachts

De Antonio Yachts, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, is coming to America by way of Nautical Ventures Group and has been awarded the entire state of Florida for its sales jurisdiction. Additionally, Nautical Ventures was contracted to set up strategic dealer territories throughout North America and the Caribbean for the De Antonio brand. Founded in 2012 by Stanislas Chmielewski and Mark ...

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IBEX Grow Boating Marketing Summit draws over 175 industry marketers

More than 175 marine industry marketers attended this year’s Grow Boating Marketing Summit, an IBEX Special Event. A panel of leading marketing and research experts provided insights on the evolving digital marketing landscape and offered actionable strategies to help businesses boost their sales. Summit attendees included boat, engine and accessory manufacturers, as well as dealers, boat clubs and marine industry service providers. ...

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Lewis Marine Supply acquires Jerry’s Marine Service

Florida-based Lewis Marine Supply announced the acquisition of Jerry's Marine Service. Jerry's Marine Service is a family owned business founded in 1971, selling marine parts, engines and motor parts, and is an authorized dealer for Suzuki and Honda. Jerry's Marine has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Charleston, S.C. "Adding the Jerry's Marine Service business to the Lewis Marine Supply ...

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Canadian outdoor recreation trade associations form new coalition

A group of Canadian outdoor industry leaders announced today the formation of the Canadian Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (CORR) to provide a strong voice for outdoor use across Canada. CORR will unite a wide range of Canada’s leading industry stakeholders behind policies and legislative reforms needed to grow the outdoor economy, promote and expand outdoor opportunities, reasonably and responsibly conserve public ...

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Freedom Boat Club celebrates 200th location

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced its 200th franchise location. The official announcement was made during the 2019 IBEX Marine Trade show in Tampa. Glenn Bergoffen, owner of the Tampa area franchise locations, has added another location – this one in Madeira Beach, Florida.  “Reaching our 200th location is quite a milestone for Freedom Boat Club,” said John ...

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STEP Ahead Awards nominations deadline approaching

Nominations for The Manufacturing Institute’s 2020 STEP Ahead Awards close on Friday, Oct, 4. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and production (STEP) careers.  On April 30, 2020, in Washington, D.C., the Institute will recognize 100 women and 30 Emerging Leaders, a category to honor women under the age of 30 who ...

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MMA honors Thom Dammrich

Outgoing NMMA President Dr. Thomas Dammrich was presented with the special “Marketer of Excellence” Neptune Award by Marine Marketers of America at the third annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit at IBEX in Tampa, Fla. Dammrich received a standing ovation from the crowd of 200 marine marketers in attendance. “Marine Marketers of America is honored and extremely pleased to present this well-deserved and highly ...

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OneWater Marine announces management changes

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine launched their 2020 fiscal year with management team changes. Vice president of retail operations, David K. Witty, has been promoted to executive vice president of retail operations; in recognition of his consistent operational leadership while managing rapid growth across all 64 OneWater Marine locations. “Dave’s leadership of our technical infrastructure and software application development has been instrumental ...

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