In Brief: Navionics, Tige Boats, Riverfront Marine Sports, NMMA, NASBLA

Navionics, a provider of electronic charting and navigation data, has partnered with Medallion Instrumentation Systems, a custom designer and manufacturer of boat dashboard display and management systems. Through the partnership, Medallion will fully integrate Navionics chart support into its product lineup. Viper with Navionics Cartography is the latest custom offering from Medallion. The Medallion Viper System will be pre-installed on most models from MasterCraft Boat Co., according to the company.

Long Lake Marina has joined the Tige Boats dealership network. Located in Naples, Maine, Long Lake Marina will serve the entire state of Maine. The dealership will carry the full line of Tige inboard watersports boats and provide authorized service and support to local Tige owners, according to the company.

Last March, when Jennifer Small – recently married and pregnant – was diagnosed with stage three HER/2 breast cancer, the 29-year-old New Hampshire woman’s family and friends quickly rallied to her support, knowing that the road to recovery would be long and expensive. One of the many friends to step in to support her is lifelong friend Sarah Moulton-Mullen of Riverfront Marine Sports in Salisbury, Mass., who has created a page on the dealership Web site,, to accept donations and sell tickets to a fundraiser, “Party Like A Survivor,” scheduled for November 13 in Hampton, N.H. Sarah asked one of her distributors, Eddie Winder of Win-Tron Electronics, for help with the fundraising party and the event features a silent auction with products provided by manufacturers including Raymarine, Standard Communications, Garmin, Intellian and Lowrance. A portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser for Jennie Small will be donated to cancer research.

To stay current with the latest changes associated with American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) standards, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is encouraging boat builders to attend the 2009 Engineering Compliance Seminar, part of the NMMA Certification program. The seminar will be held Dec. 7-9 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville and will highlight changes to existing ABYC standards required for compliance with the NMMA Boat & Yacht Certification program for Model Year 2011 products. Special ‘early bird’ discounts are available for those who register for the event at by Nov. 1.

During its 50th annual meeting, held in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 26-30, 2009, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) announced Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), as the recipient of its esteemed NASBLA Award. First presented in 1969, the award is given to a person or persons who have contributed to NASBLA as well as boating safety in general. Since taking the reins of RBFF in February 2007, Peterson has been a true leader in creating an environment where boating and, more importantly from NASBLA’s perspective, boating safety are fully integrated portion of the organization’s outreach message, the association stated.

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