Tag Archives: Brunswick

Crestliner celebrates 70 years with new models, dealers

OTSEGO, Minn. –Crestliner celebrated their 70th anniversary during the Crestliner dealer meeting August 10-12. The launch included the introduction of new models, new dealers and an expanded TV presence. "Seventy years is a huge accomplishment," Crestliner President Cecil Cohn said. "We feel immense pride about Crestliner's legacy, how we've grown over the years and where we are headed in the ...

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Marine industry stocks hit lows as stock market drops

Publicly traded companies in the marine industry have certainly not been immune from the recent stock market struggles, with several recently hitting their 52-week lows. The market experienced a day of increased volatility on Monday. At one point, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down almost 1,100 points, the biggest single-day drop on record. The Dow ended up closing down ...

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Industry mourns passing of David Kirkland, vice president of commercial operations of Lowe Boats

LEBANON, Mo. – Brunswick Boat Group is deeply saddened to announced the death of David Kirkland. Kirkland died Thursday, August 13 in his home in Lebanon, Mo., while with his family. He was 59. Kirkland’s contributions over the past few decades to Lowe Boats and to the Brunswick Boat Group leave a lasting impact on the boating industry. In 1988, Kirkland ...

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Mercury Marine introduces Michelle Dauchy as chief marketing officer

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine announced the addition of Michelle Dauchy as the company’s chief marketing officer. “Michelle’s global experience and vast expertise in consumer marketing made her the ideal candidate for this position,” said Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer. “We are looking forward to having Michelle integrated into all aspects of the global business and provide leadership ...

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Brunswick Corporation and Commercial Distribution Finance renew inventory finance agreement through 2019

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced an extension of its joint venture with Commercial Distribution Finance (GECDF), a division of GE Capital, through 2019.  The joint venture, Brunswick Acceptance Company (BAC), was formed in 2002 and the current agreement was to expire at the end of 2016. "This successful partnership has provided a stable and competitive source of wholesale floor ...

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Brunswick starting new corporate wellness business

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced the launch of InMovement, a new business dedicated to addressing workplace inactivity and combating the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle. InMovement will report through Brunswick's Life Fitness division. InMovement will further diversify Brunswick's portfolio of lifestyle and recreational products, taking the company into corporate wellness, an emerging and growing market category by offering ...

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Mercury Marine to release new Flo-Torq propeller hub system

Mercury Marine introduces the Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft. This new hub system is the first of its kind to employ Mercury’s new SSR technology. SSR stands for Soft Shift Rubber, which delivers a 25 percent improvement in shift noise and ...

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Brunswick sales up 6 percent for Q2 2015

Sales were up 6 percent for the second quarter of the year at Brunswick Corp., as the industry giant reported growth in engine sales and fiberglass boats. The company reported net sales of $1.14 billion for the quarter, up from $1.07 billion in 2014. Operating earnings were at $154.2 million, up from $138.3 million. Net earnings were up from $87.1 ...

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Mercury Marine launches five year limited warranties on gas sterndrives and inboards during “Power of Protection” event

Fond du Lac, Wis. – Mercury Marine has announced that, for the first time, 2016 model year boats powered by Mercury gas sterndrive and inboard engines will come with a comprehensive Five Year Engine Package Limited Warranty during the "Power of Protection" sale event. The new Mercury Five Year Limited Engine Warranty being offered during the "Power of Protection" sale ...

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