Suppliers/Aftermarket

SmartPlug adds personnel, expands facility

SmartPlug Systems LLC, manufacturer of safety-focused power delivery products for boats, RVs and specialty vehicles, announced it continues to expand by adding Andrew Lankford as a quality assurance engineer along with moving to a larger facility. The new location increases the company's manufacturing footprint by 40% to help keep pace with growing demand for its products. Tony Barber, CEO, made ...

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NauticEd reports strong sailing charter vacation bookings and online course enrollments

As consumer travel surges on a tide of pent-up demand, NauticEd has reported an increase in vacation yacht bookings almost 10 times greater than 2020 and 38% greater than pre-COVID years. It is also seeing a 30% increase in online course enrollments over 2020 figures.    “As travelers re-emerge, many new customers are telling us that being stuck at home inspired ...

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New marketing director for VETUS, Smartgyro and Flexofold Brands

VETUS has announced the appointment of Sander Gesink as the new Marketing Director for the brands VETUS, Smartgyro and Flexofold. Sander will leave his four-year role as Global Marketing Manager for YANMAR Marine International (YMI) to head the strategy to further build the market presence and brand awareness for the three key YANMAR companies. He will initially be supported by ...

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JL Audio re-signs with wakeboard champ Nic Rapa

JL Audio announced it has extended its sponsorship of two-time Supra Pro Wake Tour Champion Nic Rapa. Headed into the 2021 season, Rapa will represent the JL Audio brand as he strives for a PWT championship three-peat.  “Nic is an all-star in the wakeboarding space and has been a great partner of the JL Audio brand since we first started working with ...

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Navico names new PR manager

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands, announced today the hiring of Kim Rodriguez as its new PR Manager for the Americas, bringing the communications position in-house for the first time. Rodriguez has spent the past seven years at Pierson Grant, a South Florida-based communications agency, where she served most recently as Account Director leading several national ...

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Raymarine partners with Marinas.com to better charts

Raymarine announced that its LightHouse Charts Premium service includes points-of-interest data provided by Marinas.com – the single best source of marina and waterway information for boaters on the web. The collaboration, which pulls data from more than 75,000 marine locations, enables boaters to easily find and explore key inlets, marinas, waterfront communities, lighthouses, and other nautical destinations. LightHouse Charts offer ...

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Discover Battery launches Lithium Blue Series

 Discover Battery, a SOLV4EX company, headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, introduced its new LITHIUM BLUE LiFePO4 Premium Series batteries. With 70 years of battery technology leadership and a decade in lithium battery innovation across multiple sectors, Discover is well equipped to address boaters seeking the latest energy storage solutions and battery technology for deep-cycle house loads and trolling motor applications.     “LITHIUM BLUE LiFePO4 batteries ...

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Dometic sets climate target for 2030

As a pioneer in the mobile living arena, Dometic said it is committed to driving sustainability in the industry. Energy efficiency in production and the product use phase have long been key environmental targets that contribute to reducing the climate impact of Dometic operations and products. Dometic has developed a climate roadmap that expands impact monitoring and identifies reduction activities. ...

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Dometic acquires Zamp Solar

Dometic recently announced its completion of an acquisition of Zamp Solar, a North American manufacturer of mobile solar power solutions for the outdoor market. Based in Bend (Oregon) and with more than 400 active customers, Zamp Solar serves several vertical end markets in the outdoor space. Zamp Solar’s products are known for their high-quality and recycled contents, and include solar ...

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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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