ACR Electronics acquires satellite communication device provider


ACR Electronics, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Bivy, a privately-held satellite communication device and outdoor adventure app provider. The agreement enables ACR Electronics to expand its portfolio of emergency beacons and life-saving products with the Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger, the world’s smallest and most simple satellite communication device, and the full-featured Bivy app. Working with the user’s smartphone ...

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Propspeed partners with YEC to supply Dutch market

Propspeed, innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced it has partnered with Yachtpaints Equipment & Consultancy (YEC) to supply its award-winning product line of foul-release coatings to customers throughout the Netherlands and around the world. YEC is active worldwide, supplying fairing compound and paint systems, maritime coatings, yacht varnish systems and non-paint products for professional yacht painters as well as the ...

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Veratron debuts smallest N2K GNSS antenna

At a mere 2.4-inches in diameter, the Veratron GO is the smallest NMEA 2000 certified GNSS antenna on the market. Truly plug-and-play, the high-performance integrated GPS, GLONASS and Galileo receiver is available in two navigation models and a Bluetooth version for monitoring onboard networked systems. Starting off the series is Veratron GO GPS, the satellite-only version. Alternately, Veratron GO Data ...

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Boat engine cutoff switch law takes effect April 1

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There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization. Effective April 1, 2021, the new law requires a vessel operator to use either a helm or outboard lanyard or wireless ECOS on certain vessels less than 26 feet when traveling on plane ...

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Patrick Industries completes acquisition of Sea-Dog Corporation

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Patrick Industries, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Sea-Dog Corporation, distributor of a suite of marine and powersports hardware and accessories. The acquisition also includes its sister company, Sea-Lect Plastics, which provides plastic injection molding, design, product development and tooling to companies and government entities. “Sea-Dog is a highly respected and established brand primarily in the marine aftermarket known for ...

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Flow-Rite adds to marketing team

Meryl Cook

Flow-Rite, a manufacturer of injection-molded fluid control products, has hired Meryl Cook as its new senior marketing manager. Overseeing a five-person team, Cook leads all marketing activities at Flow-Rite. As the company's primary brand ambassador, she manages creative campaigns that leverage public relations, advertising, social media and the corporate web presence, including SEO/SEM tactics. Additionally, she provides customer channel support, ...

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Compliance isn’t just the law; it’s good customer service

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Recording AvailableHow to make compliance a “gold standard” in today’s environment WATCH THE RECORDING The recording for "How to make compliance a 'gold standard' at your dealership is now available to watch.Dealer Profit Services COO Myril Shaw runs through the laundry list of compliance measures, and details how to make sure compliance is baked into your store's ongoing operations, and not just ...

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Navico initiates sustainable packaging program

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands recently announced its renewed focus on becoming a more sustainable company, dedicated to preserving the joy of being on the water for current and future generations.  The first step was a transition to feature 100% recyclable and sustainable packaging in new product offerings. Additionally, last month the company announced its first-ever appointment ...

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Propspeed adds to growing U.S. team

Propspeed, innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced the expansion of its United States operations to accommodate increasing demand in this vital region, with the appointment of Alan Ferland as South East Regional Sales Manager and Technical Support and Bobby Matos as Gulf Coast Regional Sales Manager and Technical Support.  “Having the chance to work for such great, open-minded and driven ...

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Rollick secures $8.5M in funding


Rollick Inc., which operates the GoRollick Powersports, RV, and Boat Buying Program Marketplace, has closed $8.5M in new funding. The current round brings the total capital invested in the company to $22M. The new funds will be used to expand these programs nationwide and secure new programs from recreation industry players wanting to tap into Rollick’s growing customer base. “Rollick ...

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