Suppliers/Aftermarket

OneWater acquires Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.

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OneWater Marine Inc. has announced that it's signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (OBCI) a supplier and distributor of appearance, cleaning, and maintenance products for the marine industry and the automotive, powersports, recreational vehicles, and outdoor power equipment markets, for $13.08 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $125 million. As part of the transaction, ...

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Florida-based Lippert team wins top manufacturing award

Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert), global manufacturer and supplier of highly-engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets announced that Lippert  Plant 113, located in Bradenton, Florida, was recognized as one of three Gold winner recipients for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award ...

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GOST launches outboard cowling sensor

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), creator of marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced the release of a new sensor intended to protect the valuable Electronic Control Units (ECU) within outboard engines – the Outboard Engine Cowling Sensor. “We have seen a significant uptick in electronic component theft, particularly of the easy to remove and conceal ECUs that ...

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West Marine appoints Stacey Renfro chief commercial officer

West Marine has announced the appointment of Stacey Renfro as Chief Commercial Officer. She joins the company's senior leadership team and reports to Eric Kufel, CEO. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Stacey Renfro to the West Marine team,” said Eric Kufel, CEO of West Marine. “Through her complex growth initiatives and game-changing strategies, she has built lifestyle brands and ...

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Propspeed Foulfree topcoat endorsed by Garmin

Propspeed has announced that Garmin has endorsed its Propspeed Foulfree foul-release coating system. “We are proud to have worked closely with Garmin engineers to ensure compatibility with and maximum performance from their transducers,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Propspeed. “Garmin sonar systems are some of the most popular choices for anglers and we are confident that Foulfree will ensure peak performance ...

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Tiara encourages support of GLBBS for workforce development

In the face of the pandemic, the marine industry has faced several challenges, including supply chain and workforce disruptions. In a letter penned by Tiara Yachts President and CEO Tom Slikkers, Slikkers makes note of these business challenges – specifically highlighting workforce challenges – and encourages greater industry support of the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS). GLBBS aims to ...

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Palm Beach Motor Yachts endorses Propspeed

Propspeed, innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced it has received an endorsement from Palm Beach Motor Yachts. The luxury yacht manufacturer applies Propspeed as part of the commissioning of all new models, and recommends the use of Propspeed for existing owners as protection against fouling and corrosion of running gear and underwater metals. “We have been very pleased with the ...

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IBEX 365 connects industry professionals

IBEX 365, which launched last spring, continues to connect buyers and suppliers by bringing the business normally conducted on-site to an online platform. IBEX 365 features products and services, company profiles, educational opportunities and important show information.  To date, IBEX 365 has received over 345,000 page views by more than 89,000 unique users with overall website traffic up over 100% ...

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ProSpec appoints Ray Mills regional sales manager

ProSpec Electronics has hired Ray Mills as its eastern regional sales manager. In his new role, Mills is responsible for forecasting and growing OEM and aftermarket sales within the Mid Atlantic, Mississippi Valley, and Southeast regions. Leveraging industry trends and customer feedback, he contributes to new product development. Managing and training independent sales reps within his territory, he assists with ...

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Boating Industry issues ‘last call’ for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now in the last days for accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as honored at the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 14-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort ...

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