Tag Archives: Mark Overbye

Do your customers see you thriving – or just surviving?

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By Mark Overbye I recently called a service business and was greeted by a gruff “Hello.” This was followed by, “Hang on,” when they paged the right person. Their harsh and uninviting tone was hardly the recipe for building a relationship. They didn’t know me; I was simply a first-time caller inquiring about their services. This presents the proverbial fork in the ...

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Anthem Marine awarded another design patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Anthem Marine patent #11,148,758 for its new boat design. The patent protects Anthem's concept where the open layout of a pontoon is combined with a ballasted surf boat. In a company press release, Anthem said it believes its design blends the best features of a pontoon with the performance of a wake ...

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Anthem Marine awarded patent for ballast system

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Anthem Marine patent #11110996 for its innovative ballast system for wake sports boats. The system eliminates pumps, complex plumbing and power issues, filling or draining in about three minutes. Further, it quickly drains dry to prevent the transport of invasive species. Anthem says its V3 Ballast System vastly improves the user experience ...

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Anthem announces new dealers

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Anthem Boats, recently named to the Boating Industry Top Products list, is expanding its dealership network, adding these new dealers: Estrie Marine, Sherbrooke, QE, Canada; Family Power Sports, Austin, TX; Outlaw Marine, Melrose, FL. “We are honored to add these dealers to our growing family,” commented Mark Overbye, Anthem’s CEO.  "The response to Anthem’s innovations and unique market position straddling ...

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Anthem Marine works on aquatic hitchhikers solution

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Anthem Marine has been working on ballast issues in the process of trying to crack the code on curbing the transport of invasive species by watersports boats. Anthem’s V3 Ballast System features openings on the boat bottom permitting filling and draining in minutes. Without any valves or seals on the boat bottom vents, the ballast system fully drains and promotes ...

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Pontoons at play

By David Gee When Ambrose Weeres, a rural Minnesota farmer and grain mill owner strapped a plywood sheet to two columns of 55-gallon steel drums to create the first pontoon boat in 1951, the idea was a relatively simple one. “I worked on it and designed the tubes, then a raft, and kept going until I had a boat,” explained ...

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Winners do quit. Here’s when.

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By Mark Overbye Want to stock up on Virgin Cola? Gone. How about buying some Virgin Vodka? Also long gone. Care to purchase an automobile from Internet retailer Virgin Cars? Shuttered in 2005. Perhaps you want to book a flight on Virgin America Airlines? Can't do it. And you get the idea. Super entrepreneur Richard Branson has started over 100 companies. And he’s ...

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Anthem Marine straddles pontoons and surf boats with new Karma 23

Anthem Marine Karma 23

Anthem Marine announces the introduction of its new Karma 23, targeting water sports enthusiasts searching for the comfort of a pontoon combined with the performance of a surf boat. "We've built these boats with the latest technologies and best features to create something unique," said Anthem CEO Mark Overbye.  "Despite a pandemic and uncertainties, we’re committed to helping people have ...

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Start the new year off by being authentic

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By Mark Overbye You’ve no doubt heard the saying, “Be authentic.” If you’re like most people, you contemplate it for a moment, shrug your shoulders and move on. But what is authenticity and how do you achieve it and why should we care about it? My wife likes help with certain cleaning rituals on weekends. The work goes faster while I listen to ...

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