Suppliers/Aftermarket

JL Audio re-signs with wakeboard champ Nic Rapa

JL Audio announced it has extended its sponsorship of two-time Supra Pro Wake Tour Champion Nic Rapa. Headed into the 2021 season, Rapa will represent the JL Audio brand as he strives for a PWT championship three-peat.  “Nic is an all-star in the wakeboarding space and has been a great partner of the JL Audio brand since we first started working with ...

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Navico names new PR manager

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands, announced today the hiring of Kim Rodriguez as its new PR Manager for the Americas, bringing the communications position in-house for the first time. Rodriguez has spent the past seven years at Pierson Grant, a South Florida-based communications agency, where she served most recently as Account Director leading several national ...

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Raymarine partners with Marinas.com to better charts

Raymarine announced that its LightHouse Charts Premium service includes points-of-interest data provided by Marinas.com – the single best source of marina and waterway information for boaters on the web. The collaboration, which pulls data from more than 75,000 marine locations, enables boaters to easily find and explore key inlets, marinas, waterfront communities, lighthouses, and other nautical destinations. LightHouse Charts offer ...

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Discover Battery launches Lithium Blue Series

 Discover Battery, a SOLV4EX company, headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, introduced its new LITHIUM BLUE LiFePO4 Premium Series batteries. With 70 years of battery technology leadership and a decade in lithium battery innovation across multiple sectors, Discover is well equipped to address boaters seeking the latest energy storage solutions and battery technology for deep-cycle house loads and trolling motor applications.     “LITHIUM BLUE LiFePO4 batteries ...

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Dometic sets climate target for 2030

As a pioneer in the mobile living arena, Dometic said it is committed to driving sustainability in the industry. Energy efficiency in production and the product use phase have long been key environmental targets that contribute to reducing the climate impact of Dometic operations and products. Dometic has developed a climate roadmap that expands impact monitoring and identifies reduction activities. ...

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Dometic acquires Zamp Solar

Dometic recently announced its completion of an acquisition of Zamp Solar, a North American manufacturer of mobile solar power solutions for the outdoor market. Based in Bend (Oregon) and with more than 400 active customers, Zamp Solar serves several vertical end markets in the outdoor space. Zamp Solar’s products are known for their high-quality and recycled contents, and include solar ...

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TowBoat US says busy boating season expected

The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic. TowBoatUS forecasts the volume of requests from boaters for routine, non-emergency on-water help – a ...

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Teledyne completes acquisition of FLIR

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced the successful completion of the acquisition of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR​). At each of the respective company's special meeting of stockholders held on May 13, 2021, the stockholders approved and adopted merger proposals related to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated January 4, 2021. FLIR will now be included in Teledyne's Digital Imaging segment ...

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Dometic Marine promotes Bill Longacre

Dometic Marine has announced the promotion of Bill Longacre to the important position of Vice President, After Market Sales & eCommerce. Longacre is a marine industry veteran with more than a decade of experience with Teleflex Marine/SeaStar Solutions, as well as Dometic Marine.  His background also includes expertise in the areas of consumer electronics, new product marketing, rep groups and ...

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Ritchie Navigation mourns loss of owner Paul Sherman

Paul Frederick Sherman, owner of Ritchie Navigation, passed away peacefully on March 20 at the age of 81, followed by his wife of 55 years, Joan, on April 4. Sherman led the Pembroke, Massachusetts-based company from 1966 through 2020. His son and current company president, Jon Sherman, shared the sad announcement. An accomplished craftsman, Paul Sherman was renowned for his ...

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