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Boating Industry names Mark Schwabero Mover and Shaker of the Year

TAMPA, Fla. - Mark Schwabero, Chairman and CEO Brunswick Corp., has been named the 2018 Boating Industry Mover & Shaker of the Year. Boating Industry Editor-in-Chief Tim Hennagir presented Schwabero with the award during the IBEX Industry Breakfast Tuesday morning at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. “The 8th annual Movers & Shakers Awards recognizes leaders who haven't been afraid to take chances ...

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2018 Boating Industry Movers and Shakers

The 8th annual Movers & Shakers Awards recognize leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances in rethinking the way they do business, while embracing the challenges facing the marine industry. These leaders are people whose initiative and drive shake up and better their companies and the entire industry. From product entrepreneurs to advocacy champions to leaders who continue to ...

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BRP unveils personal fishing watercraft for 2019

BRP has introduced a new, specialized Sea­Doo model purposely ­built for fishermen and women. The 2019 Sea­Doo Fish Pro is the first Personal Watercraft (PWC) built specifically from the factory for fishing, BRP stated in a news release “Recreational fishing is one of the top practiced activities in the world,” said Bernard Guy, BRP's senior vice­president, global product strategy. “And ...

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BRP completes Manitou acquisition, releases FY 2019 2Q results

BRP has completed its previously announced acquisition of Triton Industries, Inc., manufacturer of premium luxury and performance pontoon boats under the Manitou brand. As the second boat acquisition complementing the company’s existing outboard engine portfolio, Manitou’s addition to BRP’s Marine Group further solidifies the company’s position in the marine industry, the company stated in a news release. BRP’s goal is ...

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BRP to acquire Manitou pontoon manufacturer

BRP announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Triton Industries, Inc., the North American manufacturer of the Manitou pontoon brand. "The announcement of the acquisition of Manitou is the logical next step in the roll-out of our global marine strategy," said José Boisjoli, BRP President and CEO. "We are thrilled to welcome a company with ...

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Yamaha ends supply agreement with Alumacraft

Yamaha Marine Group announced today the end of its supply arrangement with Alumacraft, after attempts to continue the relationship were unsuccessful. On June 28, 2018, BRP U.S.A., Inc. (BRP), maker of Evinrude outboards, announced it had purchased Alumacraft and will make it part of a BRP entity. “To effectively support our valued dealers who may have existing orders for Yamaha-powered ...

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BRP acquires Alumacraft, creates new BRP Marine Group

Evinrude announced today that it is now a part of the newly established BRP Marine Group. Tracy Crocker, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Evinrude since 2017, has been appointed President of the Group, effective immediately. Crocker will be responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the BRP Marine Group while maintaining his active role at Evinrude. Evinrude, an ...

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Sea-Doo GTX named Ski of the Year by Watercraft Superstore, PWCToday.com

The Sea-Doo GTX Limited from BRP was recently named ‘Ski of the Year’ by the Watercraft Superstore and PWCToday.com. The new Sea-Doo GTX Limited was also named Best in Class among all luxury watercraft and comes on the heels of winning the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award.  In presenting the award, Watercraft Superstore/PWCToday.com offered praise to the Sea-Doo ...

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Evinrude adds four new boat building partners

Evinrude announced the continued expansion of its network by signing four new premium boat builders to its portfolio in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.   The list of acclaimed builders now supporting Evinrude includes Vexus Boats, Steiger Craft, Composite Research and Southport Boats. Each builder has signed agreements with Evinrude to supply its E-TEC outboard engines.   “We are continuously ...

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Outboard engines: More than meets the eye

Engineering and technology are pushing the outboard engine category on a trajectory toward even greater market domination Visitors to the Miami International Boat Show can be forgiven for feeling just a little snow blind this year.  While North America’s largest consumer boat show is always a place to spot emerging trends and glimpse the unusual, the overall consensus is that it ...

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