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ABC 2020 wraps with focus on recovery

ABC 2020 wraps

NMMA wrapped up a successful virtual 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) Thursday with a full slate of presentations from several Trump administration officials, political strategists and an economist. Hundreds of participants joined the virtual event again for its second day of programming, where panelists discussed the economic and political landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The afternoon panel session ...

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Mercury Marine wins 2020 Red Dot design award

Mercury Marine has been awarded a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for the V-6 and V-8 FourStroke and V-8 AMS Verado outboard engines. Mercury won the award in partnership with Designworks, a BMW Group Company, Mercury's long-time product design partner. “We are honored to be given a Red Dot design award,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “We know that ...

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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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