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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Teakdecking Systems hires new sales manager

Teakdecking Systems recently announced the hiring of Shaun Hall as sales manager, effective as of May 3, 2021. Hall is a well-experienced marine sales, marketing, and management professional. With more than 30 years of business experience with original equipment manufacturers selling to the superyacht, workboat, and recreational boating industry, Shaun is well-prepared to help TDS continue to grow domestically and ...

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Boating marketplace platform experiencing record growth

GetMyBoat reports record revenue

GetMyBoat, the boat rental and water experience marketplace, reported record business growth so far in 2021. According to a company press release, from January through April 2021, GetMyBoat achieved 700% year-over-year growth, with the rate accelerating each month as restrictions started lifting from the pandemic. The company also added that the growth has been entirely organic. GetMyBoat is currently reporting an ...

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America’s Boating Club partners with West Marine for National Safe Boating Week

Americans have taken to the water in record numbers to enjoy the socially distanced fun and relaxation that boating provides. With more boats and new boaters on the water—many without any boating education—boating accidents and fatalities have been rising around the country.  The nation’s largest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, America’s Boating Club has partnered with marine retailer, West Marine, to ...

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Newport Boat Show seeks submissions for 2021 new products program

Newport Exhibition Group is now accepting applications for its 2021 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards Program. In its 15th year and in partnership with leading national marine publications, NFNP is a highlight of the industry and helps to promote what is new and exciting for boaters. The program is open to domestic and foreign products that launched after April 1, 2021 and will ...

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Johnson Outdoors reports sales surge

Johnson Outdoors logo

Outdoor recreation equipment and technology company Johnson Outdoors announced total company net sales in the second quarter surged 26% year over year to $206.2 million, versus $163.1 million in the prior year fiscal quarter. “Through the second fiscal quarter, our results reflect the strong levels of demand fueled by the pandemic and the increased interest in outdoor activities. I am proud ...

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Boating Industry now seeking 2021 Women Making Waves nominations

Woman Making Waves - Stand-out women in the boating industry

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Women Making Waves program, highlighting strong female leaders across the marine industry. The 2021 Women Making Waves will be featured in a cover story that will publish in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as online at The Women Making Waves will also be recognized at the 2021 Boating Industry Elevate ...

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