Tag Archives: Mark Overbye

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

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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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My chicken just got burned and here’s what I’m doing about it

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By Mark Overbye An airline I recently flew on "burned my chicken on both sides." Not literally, but figuratively. I may or may not get over it. And here's what I am going to do about it. First, the backstory. Two travel vouchers worth $200 each expired one day before I got to use them. Incredulous, both a supervisor and then a ...

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How to avoid being on the “Most Hated Business” list

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By Mark Overbye Try this right now. Whether on your computer keyboard or an imaginary one, type the word, “typewriter.” Notice the letters are all on the top line? This isn’t a coincidence, it’s intentional. In 1873 E. Remington and Sons acquired the manufacturing rights to a new invention called the typewriter.  As the story goes, Remington’s engineers altered the final keyboard to ...

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Linda has a lesson for you

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By Mark Overbye Have you ever received an email trying to sell you Linda Ronstadt music? Me neither. Do Linda Ronstadt ads follow you around the internet? Didn’t think so. How about being asked to subscribe to Linda Ronstadt’s website or online store? No again. While on a recent flight to attend a west coast dealer meeting, I watched a ...

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