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Contender Boats expands production

In a market trending toward brand consolidation, Joe Neber, president and owner of Contender Boats, recently solidified Contender’s legacy as a family-owned, Florida-based company by purchasing a second manufacturing facility in Fort Pierce. The 100,000-square-foot facility not only opens opportunities for the company to double the output of its highly coveted boats but also drives home the mission “for fisherman ...

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Industry members mourn loss of veteran sales professional Michael Devlin

Marine industry colleagues were recently shocked to learn of the death of Michael Devlin, an industry sales representative who championed multiple brands over a successful 44-year career.  He began his industry career in 1975 as a sales representative with Hurst Enterprises, an Orlando, Fla.-based regional manufacturer of bass boats. He later represented national brands including Regal, ProLine, Wellcraft, Regulator, Scout, ...

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