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Regal & Nautique of Orlando: Hometown focus with a big impact

In a state full of boat dealers as far as the eye can see, Regal & Nautique of Orlando continuously strives to lead the pack. Regal & Nautique of Orlando’s sole location resides just off of Florida’s well-traveled Interstate 4 in Orlando. The dealership’s 6,000-square foot facility located in the center of the property features a reception and sales office, ...

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MarineMax Houston gets involved at NASA

After being presented with a special project with NASA, the MarineMax Houston service team couldn’t help but accept the challenge. “It was an incredible experience being able to work on such a unique project. It’s not every day that we get to support NASA!” said Billy Foulkes, MarineMax Houston Service Advisor.  The MarineMax Houston Service team recently had the opportunity ...

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Marine industry members team up for Hurricane Michael relief

In the wake of the category 4 Hurricane Michael, the marine industry is banding together to support those affected by the deadly storm. Cities along the Florida Panhandle were among those hit the hardest as the storm made landfall in early October. From heavy rain and high winds to the following storm surges, Michael caused mass destruction to the area. ...

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September powerboat sales increase by almost 4 percent

Boat sales increased by almost 4 percent in September, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. The Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the U.S. boat market (varies by market segment and time of year). Boat ...

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Winnebago provides Chris-Craft update during earnings call

Corporate executives from Winnebago Industries included a quick update on Chris-Craft during the company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 conference call. FY 2018 was a tremendous step forward for Winnebago Industries in all aspects - strategically, financially, and culturally, stated President and CEO Michael Happe. "We made strong strides in the journey to transform ourselves into a premier, outdoor ...

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Industry groups send letter to trade representatives

Last Thursday, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the European Boating Industry, and the International Council of Marine Industry Association sent a joint letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and European Union Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström expressing strong support for the ongoing trade discussions. NMMA, EBI, and ICOMIA urged both parties to quickly resolve their trade disagreements regarding aluminum ...

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NMMA sounds loud alarm on year-round E15

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that his administration is moving to allow year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol blended fuel, or E15.   The National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners worked to prevent this action and are evaluating options to thwart the E15 sale expansion.  “President Trump’s decision to proceed with year-round E15 sales places bad policy on top ...

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Brunswick Boating Services Network launches turnkey business platform

Boating Services Network, the new boating services division of Brunswick Corp., has launched OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals, a state-of-the-art, turnkey business platform empowering marine dealers and marinas to expand their operations and serve the emerging and rapidly growing boat club and rental consumer market segments. For those looking to attract new customers interested in the boating lifestyle, OnBoard (www.onboard-boating.com) will ...

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Interior suppliers deliver innovation

Market strategies serve boat building clients Interior suppliers are refining their efforts to push new products and serve boat builders throughout the industry.  Boating Industry recently visited with suppliers to learn how they are delivering innovative materials and honing their market strategies for serving boat builders. “We did a really good job this year of staying with our core customers, ...

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Saltwater fishing: A family affair

Current trends show bright future for saltwater fishing segment America’s anglers are estimated to spend $49.8 billion per year in retail sales associated with their sport, according to a recent report released by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), with the help of Southwick Associates titled “Sportfishing in America: An Economic Force for Conservation.” According to the recent Special Report on ...

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