Tag Archives: Hurricane

Hurricane announces facility expansion

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Hurricane deck-boats announced that it has started production in a new facility in Syracuse, Ind. The facility will be used to increase the production capacities of the Hurricane deck-boat lineup. The property includes a 120,000 square foot production plant, as well as 20,000 square feet of shipping and warehousing space. The expansion to this facility, already owned by parent company ...

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Hurricane introduces SunDeck Sport 205 I/O

Hurricane recently announced the addition of a new 10 passenger, 20-foot stern drive vessel to its line-up – the SunDeck Sport 205 I/O. A distinctive offering in the market, the manufacturer said the SunDeck Sport 205 I/O is designed to maximize on-the-water experiences from watersports to fishing to cruising with family and friends. Built for ideal handling and passenger safety, ...

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Polaris shifts boat manufacturing strategy

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Polaris Inc. recently announced it has made the strategic decision to focus its marine investments and growth efforts on its flagship boating brands. As a result, Polaris will stop producing Rinker, Striper and Larson FX boat brands at its Syracuse, Indiana plant in June. “This decision was made after extensive consideration of every available alternative,” said Bob Mack, president of ...

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Hurricane hole: Marina safety & preparedness

By David Gee The word hurricane is derived from “juracán,” which according to Taíno natives in the Caribbean and Central America, were storms spawned and controlled by the goddess Guabancex, also known as the “one whose fury destroys everything.” The scientific name for a hurricane is tropical cyclone. In general, a cyclone is a large system of spinning air that ...

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Nautical Ventures organizes Bahamas hurricane relief effort

In the wake of the devastating damage left by Hurricane Dorian, Nautical Ventures Group has established a Bahamas Relief Effort comprised of a GoFundMe campaign, as well as being the drop of point where South Florida residents can donate much needed canned goods and supplies. The fund will provide much needed relief to people impacted by Hurricane Dorian’s storm system ...

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Nautique team helps rebuild in Puerto Rico

A group of employees and athletes from the Nautique Boat Company visited the island of Puerto Rico to help rebuild a home devastated by last year’s hurricane. Even after a full year in recovery, there is still plenty of work to be done in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria caused significant damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure on the island. ...

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Marine industry members team up for Hurricane Michael relief

In the wake of the category 4 Hurricane Michael, the marine industry is banding together to support those affected by the deadly storm. Cities along the Florida Panhandle were among those hit the hardest as the storm made landfall in early October. From heavy rain and high winds to the following storm surges, Michael caused mass destruction to the area. ...

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Polaris reports Boat Holdings tracking to early expectations

Polaris Industries Inc. today reported third quarter 2018 sales of $1.65 million, up 12 percent from $1.48 million for the third quarter of 2017. Overall, adjusted sales for the third quarter of 2018 were $1.65 million, up 12 percent from the prior year period. Boat segment sales, which consist of the Boat Holdings acquisition that closed in early July, were ...

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Polaris enters boating industry with Boat Holdings, LLC acquisition

Polaris Industries Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Boat Holdings, LLC, a boat manufacturer owned by the Vogel family, management and Balmoral Funds, in an all-cash transaction valued at a net present value of approximately $805 million. Polaris also expects that approximately $100 million NPV of future net tax benefits will accrue to the combined company. When adjusted ...

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Industry professionals address hurricane recovery at IBEX

Boatbuilders and marine industry professionals attending the 27th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa learned more about recent Texas and Florida hurricane recovery best practices during a special session Wednesday morning. A panel of IBEX presenters with backgrounds in insurance claims, electrical systems, hazard mitigation, security, and recovery conducted an hour-and-a-half session for attendees. The session began with the ...

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