SeaSucker celebrates 15 years in business

SeaSucker celebrates 15 years

In the past 15 years, SeaSucker has gone from launching as a single-product startup to becoming a leading accessory manufacturer posting record earnings and growth. Thriving in a wide range of industries, its products use an innovative vacuum-mount technology that secures everything from beverages, fishing rods and electronics on boats to bicycles on top of cars. Like many businesses, Bradenton, ...

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V20 Recruiting + Consulting joins Sanford Rose Associates network

V20 logo

V20 Recruiting + Consulting, a recruiting firm with 15 years of experience recruiting Marine, Powersports and RV talent has become a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices. In joining the SRA professional network of recruiting firms, V20 Recruiting + Consulting will expand its array of services, access, speed and resources. In December of 2019, Doug Sexton acquired ...

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Vesper appoints U.S. national channel manager

Vesper Frye

Vesper Marine, manufacturer of marine safety and communication products, announced that due to rapid growth in the vital North American market, Damien Frye, based out of Seattle, Washington, has been hired as U.S. National Channel Manager. "We are thrilled to welcome Damien to the Vesper Marine team as U.S. National Channel Manager,” said Jason Young, Vesper Marine, Global Sales Director. ...

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ValvTect welcomes 7 new marinas to certified program

ValvTect recently welcomed seven new marinas to the Certified ValvTect Marina family. The locations listed below are now fully authorized ValvTect Marine Fuel Marinas and all have met strict quality control specifications for fuel quality and formulation performance in accordance with ValvTect’s marine fuel guidelines. McKinley Marina – Milwaukee, WisconsinGulf Star Marina – Fort Myers Beach, FloridaHalifax Harbor Marina – Daytona Beach, FloridaShennecossett ...

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406Day raises awareness about emergency beacons

ACR emergency beacon for boaters

Today safety partners are joining forces again to mark the annual 406Day, raising awareness and promoting the benefits of emergency beacons as interest in outdoor recreational activities continues to surge. With more people than ever looking for ways to socially distance and head out on the water or try new adventures in the mountains, tracks, trails and other remote areas, ...

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Recast & Recycle Contest seeks new ideas, concepts

Recast & Recycle

You have until May 14 to think of a better way to recycle fishing line and soft baits for your chance at reeling in up to $15,000 in prize money. You’ve likely seen the fishing line recycling bins in many marinas and boatyards, but what really happens after that line is collected? Recycling it into new products is labor-intensive, requiring ...

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Founder of Iosso Products passes away

Richard Iosso

Richard "Dick" Iosso, founder of Iosso Products, has passed away at the age of 87, following a brief illness. While serving in the U.S. Army, Iosso bought a home and settled in his hometown of Chicago with his high school sweetheart, Grace. To offset bills, he would play drums in a band on the weekends. After he was discharged, he ...

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JL Audio takes Clarion Marine brand global


JL Audio has expanded its exclusive license of the Clarion brand for marine products to eliminate regional restrictions, and expand marketing, sales and support to include powersports and recreational vehicle (RV) markets. JL Audio, Inc. exclusively licenses the Clarion Marine brand from Faurecia,  a global automotive supplier based in France that recently acquired Clarion Co., Ltd. “We’ve made some strategic moves ...

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West Marine awards over $100,000 in BlueFuture grants

West Marine, a boating, fishing and sailing retailer, and the founder of BlueFuture awarded over $100,000 in total grants during the 2020-2021 grant cycle to 64 community-based nonprofits across the country. BlueFuture was created by West Marine six years ago to support and encourage nonprofit organizations dedicated to getting young people out on and around the water in recreational and ...

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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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