Ocean Marketing celebrates 50 years

Manufacturers representative firm Ocean Marketing is celebrating 50 years of service this year. Founded in Boxford, Mass. in 1970, today Ocean is headquartered in Guilford, Conn. and represents many of the marine industry’s leading equipment and accessories manufacturers up and down the east coast of the US, some for more than 35 years. Ocean president and CEO John Thommen acquired ...

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Boating Industry extends Top 100 application deadline

Boating Industry Top 100 logo

Boating Industry has announced the extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2020 Top 100 Dealers program. With the original deadline approaching quickly and given the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, paired with a busy time of year for dealers, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications for ...

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Siren Marine names new COO and CFO

Siren Marine has made two key promotions to its leadership team, naming Jeffrey Poole to the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Paul Fournier to the post of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). According to Siren Marine CEO and founder Daniel Harper, these promotions are integral to the company’s plans for continued growth and expansion in the coming months and ...

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SmartPlug expands marketing team

SmartPlug Roger Dillon

SmartPlug Systems, manufacturer of safety-focused power delivery products for boats, RVs and specialty vehicles, has hired Roger Dillon for its newly created marketing coordinator position. Dillon is taking on much of SmartPlug's creative and marketing portfolio. As such, he is responsible for all print and digital collateral, customer service, warranty fulfillment and developing programs to enhance the user experience. Having ...

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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

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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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