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ABYC announces 2020 Marine Law Symposium

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that registration is open for the fourth annual Marine Law Symposium, “Fire, Explosions and Other Thermal Events,” Jan. 7, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. “We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Marine Law Symposium, with an outstanding speaker lineup” said John Adey, ABYC president. “Attendees will get a unique perspective on ...

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Tennessee elected officials visit with Malibu Boats

Last week, Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN-02), Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R), and State Representative Lowell Russell (R-21) visited Malibu Boats’ manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tenn. where they met with employees, discussed pressing issues facing the recreational boating industry, and experienced the boat manufacturing process firsthand. “I really appreciate Jack taking the time to show us around the plant so we ...

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MarineMax announces new management for Massachusetts, Rhode Island stores

A new management team was recently announced for MarineMax Danvers, Boston, Wakefield, and Newport.  "It is with great pleasure that I announce the following changes to our Massachusetts and Rhode Island locations," begins MarineMax Regional President, Larry Russo Jr. "Blake Phillips has been promoted to general manager and will also retain his sales manager role. Also, Nick Schwidder has been promoted to operations manager, responsible ...

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Tampa Boat Show postponed due to Hurricane Dorian

Out of an abundance of caution, as Hurricane Dorian threatens the state of Florida, the 2019 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, presented by West Marine, originally scheduled for this weekend, is postponed to October 25-27. The show is moving from September 6-8 to October 25-27. It will remain at the Tampa Convention Center for its new October dates.  “While we are disappointed to ...

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Pursuit breaks ground for plant expansion

Pursuit Boats recently broke ground for the first phase of an expansion that the boatbuilder said will bring its campus footprint to 100 acres of land, with 773,000 square feet of manufacturing and support space. The expansion will also increase local employment to 600 people. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the company's 213,000 square-foot facility in Fort Pierce, Fla. The ...

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Nautical Ventures organizes Bahamas hurricane relief effort

In the wake of the devastating damage left by Hurricane Dorian, Nautical Ventures Group has established a Bahamas Relief Effort comprised of a GoFundMe campaign, as well as being the drop of point where South Florida residents can donate much needed canned goods and supplies. The fund will provide much needed relief to people impacted by Hurricane Dorian’s storm system ...

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Boston Whaler hosts school supply drive for area students

For the ninth consecutive year, Boston Whaler is continuing its “Boatload of Backpacks” program, a school supply drive to help area students, elementary schools, and teachers start off the new school year on the right foot. It’s a great way for Whaler employees and the company to support their local Florida community. Employee contributions of money and school supplies are ...

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Watershed Innovation launches new website

Watershed Innovation (a subsidiary of Correct Craft) recently unveiled its new website. Watershed Innovation works with early-stage and high-growth companies to integrate emerging or disruptive technologies into marine markets. The new website highlights Watershed Innovation’s growing family of companies which now includes its recent acquisition of Merritt Precision as well as the its other brands: Ingenity to focus on electric ...

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Malibu releases Q4 FY19 results

"Fiscal year 2019 was another exceptional year for Malibu. We delivered record-breaking operational and financial performance supported by the strength of our brands, our commitment to operational excellence, and a best-in-class team laser-focused on superior execution," said Jack Springer, chief executive officer of Malibu Boats, Inc. "Pursuit and Cobalt, together with our Malibu and Axis brands, have created a well-rounded, ...

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Cobalt hosts factory tour for US congressman

Last week, Cobalt Boats hosted the Honorable Roger Marshall, U.S Congressman from Kansas, who visited the company to tour the factory and visit with company executives and associates. The Congressman arranged the tour after Cobalt was selected as a ‘Made In America’ business by President Donald Trump and invited to a White House reception in Washington, DC, in late July. ...

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