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New anglers become winners at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Keys University

Ladies, let's go fishing

More than 40 aspiring anglers came from Florida and several other states to learn from the pros at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Keys University, October 23-25 at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL. The University kicked off on Friday with a meet-and-greet social featuring networking, fundraisers and a Master Chef Appetizer Contest. Saturday's events began with classroom presentations on ...

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boot Düsseldorf 2021 to hold digital press conference

On November 4, boot Düsseldorf will host its first digital press conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the boot organizer Messe Düsseldorf decided to do a digital instead of a live press conference to keep you up to date. You can take part in the event from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm Central European Time via the livestream in the  “press” section ...

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Furuno USA mourns the passing of Jeff Shield

Jeff Shield

Furuno USA is mourning commercial sales representative Jeff Shield who passed away following complications from a recent medical procedure. This is from a Furno USA company press release. Jeff was a Delaware native who joined the Coast Guard at a very young age and worked his way up to Senior Chief. In his 21 years of service, Jeff provided mentorship ...

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STEP Award nominations close Friday to honor Women in Marine Manufacturing

STEP Ahead Awards

Nominations for The Manufacturing Institute’s 2021 STEP Ahead Awards close this Friday, October 30. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and production (STEP) careers. NMMA is encouraging all members to nominate a peer or colleague for this prestigious award and shine a light on female leaders in the marine manufacturing industry. Visit to ...

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NMMA Engineering Virtual Compliance Seminar registration opens

NMMA Engineering Virtual Compliance

Registration is now open for the annual NMMA Engineering Compliance Seminar. To ensure everyone’s safety, the NMMA has determined a virtual seminar is the best option for the 2020 calendar year. The Engineering Compliance Seminar will be a self-paced event with access to prerecorded presentations beginning November 30th. All registrations will include a copy of the recently published ABYC standards ...

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BoatUS asks FCC to reconsider approval of Ligado L-Band Wireless Plan

L-Band wireless

A coalition of groups whose users rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS) wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change its mind about an April 20 decision to permit Ligado Networks to begin construction of a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) “L-Band” wireless network. The group is concerned that once operable, the network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s ...

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Brunswick completes another investment in Sea Machines Robotics

Sea Machines Robotics

Brunswick Corporation announced it has completed a second investment in Sea Machines Robotics, Inc., a Boston-based autonomous technology company that specializes in advanced control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels. Details of the investment were not disclosed. Brunswick made an initial investment in 2018 through its joint venture with Chicago-based TechNexus Venture Collaborative.  Over the past two years, both ...

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Wholesale boat shipments remain strong

wholesale boat shipments

The NMMA reports August was another strong month for new boat manufacturing activity. While wholesale shipments of new power boats tempered following three consecutive months of growth, August had the fourth highest single-month total of new boat wholesale shipments in a decade, according to its latest Monthly Shipment Report (MSR).  “We saw a slowdown in wholesale shipments of new power boats in ...

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Brunswick names new board member

Brunswick board member

Brunswick Corporation announced that Reginald Fils-Aimé, former President and Chief Operating Officer for Nintendo of America, Inc., has been elected to its board of directors. “We are excited to welcome Reggie to Brunswick’s board of directors,” said Manuel A. Fernandez, Brunswick Corporation Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. “As a highly respected and seasoned executive, Reggie’s experience in consumer-facing initiatives and ...

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Water Sports Foundation welcomes new content director

Jeff Moag

The Water Sports Foundation welcomes outdoor writer and editor Jeff Moag as its new content director, with responsibility for managing the non-profit’s media campaigns promoting safe boating and paddling. Moag will also oversee development of a new website and expanded social-media presence for the leading boating-safety foundation established in 2004. Moag was editor-in-chief of Canoe & Kayak magazine for eight ...

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