Brunswick reports dip in Q1 sales

Brunswick Corporation recently reported results for the first quarter of 2020. "As we report our first quarter earnings, we must first recognize the immense impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our employees, business partners, and the communities in which we operate," said Brunswick Chief Executive Officer David Foulkes. "Brunswick and our employees have responded in many ways, including ...

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Garmin reports strong growth for Q1

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Garmin Ltd. recently announced results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2020. Highlights for first quarter 2020 include a total revenue of $856 million, a 12% increase, with fitness, marine, outdoor and aviation collectively increasing 17% over the prior year quarter. Other highlights include: a gross margin of 59.2% compared to 59.0% in the prior year quarter, with operating ...

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Vantage Resource Group launches wholesale portal online

Vantage Resource Group, Inc. announced the launch of its new direct dealer-to-dealer resource for locating, selling and purchasing wholesale inventory throughout North America. The Dealer Inventory Exchange portal, found at is being provided to dealers across North America free of charge. “Our management team has over 300 years of combined marine industry experience, and we simply want to be ...

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Brownie’s Marine Group announces new opportunities

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Brownie’s Marine Group announced several business updates on their existing businesses and new opportunities. Like many consumer-facing companies, BWMG’s core business lines are experiencing significant challenges, as the COVID-19 related economic slow-down impacts consumer spending. The management team of BWMG expects that revenues will be down significantly from internal estimates on various products sold, including those in the boating and ...

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AIRMAR introduces Bluetooth-enabled multisensor

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AIRMAR Technology Corporation, announces their depth/speed/temperature DST810 Smart Multisensor, a significant upgrade to the marine market’s most popular TRIDUCER Multisensor, the DST800. This new model builds upon the proven performance of its predecessor and adds several groundbreaking performance upgrades, including advanced capabilities that until now were only available through expensive PC-based software. The new DST810 delivers it all in a ...

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Webasto names its newest master technical distributor

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Webasto in North America, the marine air conditioners, heaters and rooftop solutions company, has named Seattle-based Sure Marine Service, Inc. as its newest Master Technical Distributor. Its territory covers Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, providing dealer development and growth, as well as assistance in system integration, diagnosis, repair and warranty administration. Webasto's leading distributor since 1977, Sure Marine Service ...

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METSTRADE appoints new director

With more than 15 years of professional experience in various international trade fairs in RAI Amsterdam and with a great love for water sports, Niels Klarenbeek will succeed Irene Dros as the new director of METSTRADE. Niels Klarenbeek is 42 years old and has been an avid water sports enthusiast for years. In his spare time he loves to sail ...

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Boating vendors join forces for fundraiser

Nineteen companies who make marine-related merchandise have come together to raise money for those affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. Nineteen for 19, organized by ugo wear, a maker of waterproof electronics cases, is a fundraiser to benefit Modest Needs Foundation, a nonprofit that provides emergency relief for individuals and families in need. When the spring merchandise shows were cancelled ...

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COVID-19 marketing webinar for dealers

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These are hard times for businesses across the globe. Local government is forcing some to stop operating, while others are voluntarily doing so. And we're all trying to figure out how to adapt to this ever-changing landscape quickly. Beyond Creative, a marketing agency serving marine, RV and powersports dealers, recently produced a on how dealerships can survive - and even ...

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Raymarine webinar series keeps boaters and anglers informed

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Times have changed for almost everyone on the globe; people suddenly have more time on their hands, including millions of passionate boaters. For those fortunate to have access to their boats and local waterways, boating in accordance with social-distancing practices remains a welcomed and socially-responsible respite from sheltering in place. And for the millions of others unable to access or ...

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