Suppliers/Aftermarket

Boat engine cutoff switch law takes effect April 1

boat engine cutoff switch

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

Patrick Industries

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

GoRollick

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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Boating Industry Webinar Thursday: How to make compliance a “gold standard”

When it comes to identifying and protecting against identity theft, terrorist organizations, sympathizers, and any form of entanglement with money laundering activities, compliance is important for dealers.It's also hard to manage correctly.Join host David Gee and speaker Myril Shaw, COO of Dealer Profit Services, as they explore what to do, and what not to do, when making your compliance a ...

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Patrick Industries announces partnership with Care Camps

Camp Cares

RV and marine industry supplier Patrick Industries has joined the cause to help more children with cancer experience the healing power of the outdoors through a new cause marketing partnership with Care Camps. “Our Patrick family is extremely excited and very humbled to partner with Care Camps in their mission to provide children battling cancer with unique outdoor camping experiences ...

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Boatsetter partners with owners to preserve waterways

Waterway cleanup

The Boatsetter Grant Program launched as a way to engage the Boatsetter community and shine a spotlight on nonprofits doing work in waterway conservation. The program is an extension of Boatsetter’s mission to enable great experiences on the water and preserve the nation’s waterways for the future enjoyment of all. Boatsetter owners were able to nominate 501(c)3 organizations in their communities to ...

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