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US Harbors announces inaugural National Harbormaster Appreciation Day

 US Harbors, a free online resource for boaters and coastal communities, announced today the inaugural National Harbormaster Appreciation Day will be celebrated on Oct. 8, 2019. The new holiday, registered with the National Day Archive, is intended to bring recognition to the vital public servants in coastal communities that often are under appreciated.  Unlike police and firefighters, many people do not ...

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EPA officially approves year-round sale of E15

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally approved a rule allowing the year-round sale of fuel with 15% ethanol (E15). NMMA and its coalition partners repeatedly voiced opposition to EPA’s proposal leading up to the announcement, calling the rule legally dubious and a direct threat to consumer safety. In response, NMMA president, Thom Dammrich stated, "While deeply disappointing, today's announcement comes ...

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OneWater Marine Holdings, MarineMax have secured stores in hurricane area

OneWater Marine Holdings and MarineMax have secured their Florida locations in the path of Hurricane Michael. Team members have been evacuated. "Our stores in the Panama City and Pensacola areas have prepared and our team members have evacuated," MarineMax Web Content Coordinator Sarah Yasi told Boating Industry this morning. "In turn, these stores are currently closed and we will provide ...

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MasterCraft’s 22-footer brings new features to towboat lineup

MasterCraft Boat Co.'s new 22-foot towboat entry includes a new premium feature in the FastFill Ballast System, which speeds time to towing by filling the X22’s ballast tanks in under four minutes. The new wakesurf and wakeboarding specific hull design for the X22, when equipped with the company's Gen 2 Surf System and its 3,550 pounds of ballast, creates a substantial ...

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Regal Boats announces 2018 top retail dealers

Regal Boats CEO Duane Kuck recently announced winners of the company’s prestigious 2018 Top Dealer Awards, recognizing the best overall retail performers worldwide in both sales and service categories. The top individual dealership performance awards were presented to No. 1 Dealer Overall, Sundance Marine of Southeast Fla., while the No. 1 CSI Dealer is Regal & Nautique of Orlando, Fla. ...

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Barletta Boats hosts inaugural dealer meeting, welcomes new team members

On Aug. 14, partner dealerships and prospects from around North America descended on Elkhart, Ind. to attend the inaugural Barletta Pontoon Boat Dealer Meeting. While maintaining an informal feel, the meeting offered some structure including product training, pricing and promotions discussions, and networking opportunities. One of the highlights of the three-day event was the business meeting that included a question ...

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Brunswick, Wells Fargo CDF enter into agreement for Canadian floorplan financing

Leveraging its successful and longstanding relationship with Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance, Brunswick Corp. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement, naming CDF as the preferred provider of floorplan financing for all Brunswick boats and Mercury Marine engines sold to marine dealers in Canada under the private brand, Brunswick Commercial Finance, effective Dec. 1, 2018. Under the new ...

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Volvo Penta, Amer Yachts focus on sustainability at sea

Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System propulsion and Amer Yachts have joined forces to produce a new fuel-efficient, environmental yacht. The Amer 94 twin is lighter than contemporary yachts and promotes the use of environmentally-friendly materials, Volvo Penta stated in a news release. “Sustainability is important to our philosophy and we have been offering our contribution to the nautical industry for ...

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