Inaugural PDB days to offer demos, displays

Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine
July 25, 2014

For the first time ever, Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine is opening up its annual Shootout Boat Test to the public to help celebrate its 20th anniversary. PDB Days is a two-day event that kicks off Friday, September 19 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo., on beautiful Table Rock Lake. PDB is... Read more »

NOAA seeking angler input

NOAA
July 25, 2014

NOAA Fisheries is seeking input from saltwater anglers to aid in the creation of a National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy.  Russell Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries will host a public webinar on Monday July 28th starting at 2 p.m. ET to hear what people think would... Read more »

Freedom Boat Club taps Kenton Smith for CMO position

Freedom Boat Club
July 25, 2014

VENICE, Fla. – Freedom Boat Club, the world’s oldest and largest boat club and franchise operation in North America, has tapped Wanda Kenton Smith as its new chief marketing officer, effective September 1. In this capacity, Kenton Smith will work with the Freedom Boat Club executive team to... Read more »

Yamaha Marine Group expanding service training programs

Yamaha Marine Group
July 25, 2014

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Marine Group announced the expansion of its world-class Yamaha Marine Service training. To meet a growing demand for training, courses are now available to Yamaha Global Distributors and select, qualified non-Yamaha organizations. “Yamaha Marine Service Training through... Read more »

Make bank on trade-ins at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
July 25, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Accepting a trade-in for a new boat purchase can help dealers win more business; however, it can quickly turn from financial gain to strain without the right trade-in process. With more consumers trading in used boats to buy new these days, it’s increasingly important for dealerships... Read more »

‘Nautique cares’ initiative brings employees to El Salvador

Nautique
July 25, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Throughout the past week, Nautique employees traveled from Orlando, Florida, to El Salvador and served as part of the Nautique Cares initiative. Forty Nautique employees participated in one of two service trips to El Salvador. Both groups aided in construction work at a rural mountain... Read more »

Three sustainable boating technologies changing the industry

Nicholas Upton
July 24, 2014

There has been a lot of positive news in the world of recreational boating the past two years. The National Marine Manufacturers Association found that the industry is now worth over $120 billion annually, with 88 million American adults participating at least once in 2012. Boating fatalities numbered... Read more »

Mercury Marine partners with Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor to sponsor Aquapalooza 2014

Mercury Marine
July 24, 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine is partnering up with Westrec Marinas and Chicago Harbors as the title sponsor of Aquapalooza 2014 on August 9 at the 31st Street Harbor in Chicago. The event, which is the first-ever floating music festival in Chicago, will be headlined by Al Jardine & The Endless... Read more »

Marine industry companies among Florida ‘Companies to Watch’ finalists

By Jonathan Sweet
July 24, 2014

Three marine industry companies are among the finalists for the Edward Lowe Foundation’s annual Florida Companies to Watch awards program. Diamondback Towers, Cocoa, Florida Lenco Marine, Stuart, Florida SeaDek Marine Products, Rockledge, Florida. Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida... Read more »

Larson Boat Group partnering with Gekko Boats

Larson Boat Group
July 24, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Larson Boat Group has entered into an agreement to manufacture Gekko Sport’s 4-models of tow-boats from their Little Falls, MN manufacturing facility. Mark Overbye, Founder and President of Gekko said, “Larson’s state-of-the-art production facilities are... Read more »

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