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Discover Boating offers free marketing materials

Discover Boating

With consumer demand for new boats surging across the country in 2020, and showing no signs of slowing down in 2021, this is a great time to nurture and engage newcomers as well as to continue acquiring new boaters.  Discover Boating B2B, the online industry resource center, offers free tools and marketing materials at your fingertips to help improve consumer ...

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Boat Fix now standard on 2021 Vision Marine electric boats

Boat Fix logo

Boat Fix, the 24/7 marine customer service company, has signed an agreement with Vision Marine Technologies (VMT) to deliver a custom, white-labeled telematics solution to be included with all model year 2021 electric boats.  Boat Fix will supply VMT telematics hardware and monitoring software with an accompanying app, along with its 24/7 customer support and services. Boat Fix will also provide ...

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Anthem Marine straddles pontoons and surf boats with new Karma 23

Anthem Marine Karma 23

Anthem Marine announces the introduction of its new Karma 23, targeting water sports enthusiasts searching for the comfort of a pontoon combined with the performance of a surf boat. "We've built these boats with the latest technologies and best features to create something unique," said Anthem CEO Mark Overbye.  "Despite a pandemic and uncertainties, we’re committed to helping people have ...

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Boston Whaler relaunches bostonwhaler.com

new BostonWhaler.com

Boston Whaler has unveiled a fully revamped website. Designed to provide a more user-friendly experience, the site offers improved navigation and functionality, with several new features that make it easier for boaters to find information and answers. “The new bostonwhaler.com demonstrates our commitment to providing an immersive and intuitive brand environment for our customers,” said Melanie Whaley, Director of Marketing ...

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Skier’s Marine announces construction of sixth location

Skier's Marine announces new location

Skier's Marine has announced the construction of a new dealership location in Georgia, just outside of Greensboro, in the heart of "Lake Country." With a slated opening of Fall 2021, Skier's Marine will provide local boating enthusiasts in this community access to MasterCraft Boats and Sylvan Pontoons sales and service support. "We are excited to have the opportunity to serve ...

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Coast Guard Foundation opens 2021 scholarship opportunities

Coast Guard Foundation logo

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that it has kicked off its 2021 scholarship season. Accepting applications from February 1 through March 15, children of Coast Guard members may apply for annual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to fund undergraduate education. Scholarships ...

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Virtual AMI Conference & Expo opens today

AMI Virtual Conference begins

After a week of successful pre-conference workshops, the 2021 Virtual Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo officially opens today with the annual AMI member meeting and a virtual trivia night for some fun and networking. The annual member meeting, scheduled for 4:00pm – 5:00 p.m. EST, will be held via Zoom. You can access links to the meeting, including ...

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MRAA names 2021 Board of Directors

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced its Board of Directors for 2021, including new chairman, Rob Soucy, President of Port Harbor Marine. Soucy has served on the MRAA Board of Directors since 2006, most recently as the MRAA Vice Chairman. He replaces Joe Hoffmaster, owner of Hoffmaster’s Marina, who served two years as the Chairman and now moves ...

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President Biden signs Made in America Executive Order

Made in America event

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers, which directs federal agencies to increase Buy American requirements for procuring goods and services from sources that maximize the use of U.S.-produced goods and U.S.-offered services. President Biden’s EO creates a new “Made in ...

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NMMA: Wakesurfing legislation heating up in some states

With several state legislatures schedule to resume operations in the days and weeks ahead, the NMMA advocacy team is engaging with policymakers across the country on key recreational boating industry issues, including wake surfing access. To date, four state legislatures have acted on this critical issue, and more are expected to follow suit throughout 2021. Below is a list of ...

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