Suppliers/Aftermarket

Teak Isle expands production capabilities

Teak Isle expands

Teak Isle is excited to announce the purchase of an additional 45,000 square foot production facility. The building will be used for manufacturing and warehouse space for their rapidly growing Boat Outfitters retail and wholesale divisions, as well to support OEM boat builder production needs. Along with the addition of the new building, Teak Isle has purchased two additional CNC ...

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boot Düsseldorf 2021 canceled due to COVID

boot Dusseldorf cancelled due to COVID

Messe Düsseldorf decided to cancel boot Düsseldorf 2021, the world’s leading international water sports trade fair, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated worldwide lockdown measures. The next boot will be held according to its regular cycle from January 22 – 30, 2022 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Under the given circumstances, an implementation at the planned ...

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Canadian marine site sees record traffic

BoatDealers.ca screen shot

BoatDealers.ca, a Canadian marine buy and sell platform, reported a record year in 2020. The site, launched in February of 2001, recorded a 57% increase in unique Canadian visitors as well as a 51% increase in unique global traffic. Over 4.7 million visitors came to the site in 2020, of which 2.4 million were unique visitors. The total traffic accounted ...

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Charleston Boat Show open for retail sales January 29-31

Charleston Boat Show logo

The Charleston, S.C. Boat Show, produced by JBM & Associates on behalf of the Tri-County Marine Trade Association, will be held January 29-31, at the Charleston Area Convention Center with essential modifications due to Covid-19 guidelines.  “My team and I have been working diligently for the past several months to ensure we are not only adhering to all the City and State’s ...

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Dockmate offers full integration with popular engine controls

new Dockmate interface

Dockmate announced it has developed an interface that allows complete compatibility with a wide variety of digital (CANbus) and analog engine and thruster controls. Additionally, they have custom-made splitter cables for easy connection to existing controls with plug-and-play simplicity. All boats with electronic engine controls can be equipped with the Dockmate system, regardless of the length or type of boat. ...

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Lowrance announces new Fishfinder Series

New Lowrance Fishfinder

Lowrance announced the latest introduction in their line-up of mid-range fishfinder/chartplotter displays, the Elite Fishing System. It combines a full line-up of fishfinding tools with a display that is easy to use and easy to install. From new, high resolution ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar and Active Imaging™ with Lowrance CHIRP Sonar, SideScan and DownScan Imaging™ to preloaded C-MAP® Contour+ Fishing Maps, Elite FS ...

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Boating Industry seeks nominations for 2021 40 Under 40

Now in its fifth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program will return in early 2021. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, Boating Industry receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and many ...

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Garmin acquires GEOS Worldwide

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Garmin International and Garmin Services, units of Garmin Ltd., announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of GEOS Worldwide Limited and its subsidiaries. A privately held, industry leading provider of emergency monitoring and incident response services, GEOS Worldwide operates the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), the nerve center for SOS rescue efforts triggered by Garmin’s inReach personal satellite ...

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Sunstream launches new free-standing hydraulic boat lift

Sunstream Boat Lifts, manufacturer of high-quality portable and installed boat lifts and the SwiftShield Automatic Boat Covering System, announced the launch of its new free-standing hydraulic boat lift – the SunLift SLX Series. The SunLift SLX features a clean design, next generation frame, adjustable width bunks, stainless steel cylinders and hoses, the highest lifting range of any hydraulic lift currently on ...

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Boat Fix names new CEO

Boat Fix, the 24/7 marine customer service company, announced today the appointment of Penny Searles as its CEO. A senior executive with over 25-years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial arenas, Searles brings knowledge of the financial services and technology (FinTech) data sectors, primarily in the insurance market, to her role. With over 12 years running organizations as ...

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