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Boating Industry now accepting nominations for the 2020 Women Making Waves

Woman Making Waves - Stand-out women in the boating industry

Boating Industry announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Women Making Waves recognition program.  Now in its third year, Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the numerous women in the boating industry who have made large contributions to its success, propelled its growth and led their organizations into the future.  Women Making Waves nominees can be from ...

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Garmin named IBBI Supplier of the Year

Garmin International, Inc. announced that it was awarded the Supplier of the Year distinction for the second year in a row from the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI). As the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative, the IBBI’s 18-member network of boat brands collectively builds nearly 25% of all boats sold in the U.S. The IBBI Supplier of the Year award recognizes ...

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ValvTect names 2019 Marina of the Year

ValvTect recently announced Thamesport Marina in New London, Conn., has been named the ValvTect Marina of the Year for 2019. “We are excited to be able to name Thamesport Marina the winner of the ValvTect Marina of the Year award," said Marvin Griffin, president of ValvTect Petroleum Products. "This is a first class operation and a perfect example of how ...

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SeaArk Boats wins local Business of the Year Award

SeaArk Boats was recently awarded the 2020 Business of the Year by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce at the University of Arkansas Monticello’s (UAM) campus. The Monticello Chamber of Commerce awards this honor to a business that goes above and beyond in their communities. Community members nominated several businesses and the chamber board selected SeaArk as the 2020 winner. SeaArk ...

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World Cat awarded 2019 Governor Export Award

World Cat was recently awarded the 2019 Governor Export Award by the Economic Development Partnership North Carolina (EDPNC). World Cat was one of six companies to receive this illustrious award. The EDPNC Governor Export Award is awarded to North Carolina-based manufacturing companies who have shown growing sales success in international markets. “The EDPNC is proud to celebrate companies like World ...

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18 products receive Innovation Awards at MIBS 2020

he NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at the Rusty Pelican on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 71 products across 21 categories. The judges ultimately selected 18 winners. The Innovation Awards ...

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NMMA presents Charles Chapman Award at MIBS 2020

The NMMA honored Carl Blackwell, the NMMA, and Joe Lewis, Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina, with the 2020 Charles Chapman Award, most notably for their leadership as Grow Boating president and chairman, respectively, dedicating their careers to getting new boaters on the water and helping guide new boaters into boat ownership. The Chapman Award recognizes individuals or groups within ...

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Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing wins local award

Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing has been selected for the 2020 Best of Vonore Award in the Manufacturers category by the Vonore Award Program. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA manufacturers all its sport boats out of its Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing (YJBM) facility in Vonore, Tenn. The 42-acre Vonore manufacturing facility borders Lake Tellico and serves as the primary point of Yamaha ...

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Liberty Landing Marina receives Boaters’ Choice Award

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex) recently announced its Liberty Landing Marina has been recognized with the Boaters’ Choice Award by Marinas.com. Boaters’ Choice Award marinas were chosen based on their number of reviews and outstanding star-rating on Marinas.com. By relying on reviews submitted throughout a marina's season, all boaters had an equal voice in determining the outcome of the Boaters’ ...

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Pursuit celebrates Top Dealer Awards at annual conference

Pursuit Boats awarded top domestic, international dealers and salespeople during its annual dealer conference in Tampa, Fla. In addition to the awards ceremony, Pursuit hosted business updates, education seminars and sea trials for principles and sales personnel within its dealer network. "Every year, we look forward to sharing our successes and opportunities with our great partners — our valued dealers ...

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