Suppliers/Aftermarket

MIASF, Informa release FLIBS economic impact results

Following the 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), held October 30th through November 3rd, 2019, Thomas J. Murray and Associates, Inc. conducted a study on the economic impact of the world’s largest in-water boat show. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of the show, and Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows, producers of the show, released ...

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Lumishore backs Propspeed’s Lightspeed

Propspeed, innovator of coatings that protect underwater assets, announced today that its Lightspeed product has been tested thoroughly by Lumishore to confirm that it protects the underwater lights and does not degrade light quality or interfere with the color of the underwater lighting. Using its TIX803 EOS light, Lumishore tested the product, and stated that it is important to measure ...

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Zhik foul weather gear provides some COVID-19 protection

Zhik PPE

With many sailors, yacht crews and marine businesses looking at getting back on the water safely, there is some Zhik foul weather gear that offers some facial protection too. Originally designed to give facial protection from extreme ocean spray, the Hydrovison Adaptive Hood features a removable rigid face visor. Anti-fogging and made from a clear rigid plastic, the visor gives ...

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Ritchie Navigation re-opens

Ritchie Navigation, the world's largest and oldest manufacturer of magnetic compasses, reopened on May 18 after a forced COVID-19 closure mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Due to proactive measures taken prior to the hiatus, the company is back up and running with renewed vigor and at full speed. "During the closure, we received compasses in need of maintenance or ...

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Priority One and MOTOTV bring exclusive partner content to dealers

Priority One Financial Services logo

Priority One Financial Services recently launched a customizable in-store television network through a partnership with MOTOTV. Priority One and MOTOTV dealers will have access to animated advertisements that educate customers on just how easy the financing process can be when purchasing a boat or RV. "MOTOTV promotes important brand and product information to customers on TVs at point-of-sale in a ...

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GOST names new Global Sales Manager

GOST(Global Ocean Security Technologies), announced that Sean Ryan has been promoted to the role of Global Sales Manager. Ryan’s responsibilities include guiding the sales and marketing teams to execute GOST’s long-term strategies to generate new partnerships, while continuing to service existing customers for a more fluid and efficient client experience, both in the U.S. and abroad. “Sean joined GOST and ...

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ABC 2020 in full swing online

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2020 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC) event where, despite not being able to meet in person, over 800 participants from across the country attended to learn about NMMA’s advocacy efforts to protect the boating industry during the current COVID-19 crisis. The programming – which was covered by Beltway media – included a variety ...

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Palm Beach International Boat Show kicks off today, online

The Palm Beach International Boat Show -- which saw 53,000 visitors last year and had a statewide economic impact of $682.7 million -- was forced to “come about” and move to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a sign of unity among the West Palm Beach marine community, Palm Beach County safe harbor marinas, local law enforcement boats, towing ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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NATDA opens registration for products display at 2020 show

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has announced the opening of registration for the 2020 edition of the New Product Display to vendors exhibiting at the 2020 NATDA Trailer Show. The display, located in the Dealers Lounge during the annual show, is the main hub for the newest accessories and innovations in the trailer industry. This year, the display ...

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