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OneWater Marine posts big revenue increase

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OneWater Marine Inc. reports that for the fiscal third quarter-to-date ended May 31, 2020, revenue increased in excess of 30% and same-store-sales topped 25% compared to the prior year. Despite several stores being impacted by government shelter-in-place orders, both sales and same-store-sales continue to exceed the expectations. The company also said they remain optimistic that these positive sales trends will ...

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State of the Great Lakes report released

Great Lakes water report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) recently released the 2019 State of the Great Lakes (SOGL) report, which provides an overview of the status and trends of the Great Lakes ecosystem. “The Great Lakes is home to one of the world’s greatest bodies of fresh water and while progress on water quality is ...

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BoatUS Foundation president elected to sportfishing board

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BoatUS Foundation president Chris Edmonston has been elected by the Center for Sportfishing Policy to a three-year term on the group’s board of directors. Edmonston was one of 14 members recently elected to various terms at the Center’s board meeting. The Center for Sportfishing Policy organizes and engages recreational fishing stakeholders to shape federal marine fisheries management policies. The nonpartisan ...

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ePropulsion 3HP electric outboard now available in the U.S.

ePropulsion announced the Spirit 1.0 Plus electric outboard motor is now available in the United States from its national distributors Mack Boring (East Coast) and Four Seas (West Coast). The Spirit 1.0 Plus system provides lightweight, efficient, simple-to-use, quiet propulsion that is vibration, emission and exhaust free. Providing enough power to easily match a 3-hp four-stroke gasoline outboard motor, the ...

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Mallows Bay National Marine Sanctuary names first superintendent

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that Paul "Sammy" Orlando will serve as the first superintendent of the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary in Maryland. Last year, NOAA designated Mallows Bay as the first new national marine sanctuary since 2000, which was supported by NMMA and the recreational boating and fishing community. Orlando joined NOAA in ...

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South Florida digital agency partners with MRAA for COVID-19 webinar

NMMA webinar

Harry Casimir, CEO of ATILUS and Boat Marketing Pros, is partnering with the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) to host a webinar titled “COVID-19 Recovery: SEO Tactics For Your Marine Industry Business." The webinar will be about digital marketing tactics to focus on during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Boat dealerships and businesses in the marine industry have an ...

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Lauderdale Marine Center named North American service headquarters for Ferretti Group America

Lauderdale Marine Group named Ferretti Service Center

Lauderdale Marine Center has been named the North American service headquarters for The Ferretti Group. “Having collaborated with Ferretti Group for many years, we are pleased to see the company’s continued expansion into South Florida and we are proud that they have chosen LMC to be the home of their worldwide service center,” said Colin Kiley, Executive Vice President of ...

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Great Outdoors Month is underway

Great Outdoors Month

As the nation begins reopening the economy, responsible outdoor recreation should be at the forefront of economic, social and mental recovery. In that spirit, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable – the nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations comprised of 31 national association members serving 100,000 businesses – is proud to share what our partners will be doing to celebrate ...

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Feds move to save South Atlantic red snapper fishery

Red snapper fisheries

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with recreational fishing and boating industry leaders at Maverick Boat Group, Inc. in Fort Pierce, Fla., to discuss marine recreational fishing access and the importance of marine recreation to the U.S. economy. Following a tour of the manufacturing facility, Secretary Ross indicated good news is ahead for South Atlantic red snapper and that his ...

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boot Düsseldorf returns in January 2021

The organizers of boot 2021, the world’s leading water sports trade fair, say they are gearing up in preparation for the show to be held from January 23 – 31 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. "We are aware that the water sports industry is currently in a difficult situation," stated Petros Michelidakis, director of boot 2021. "However, I am ...

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