Carefree Boat Club member starts new Milwaukee location

Carefree Boat Club
July 2, 2015

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – After two years as members of the Lake Norman Carefree Boat Club, Justin and Oxana Wolff are leaving. They are leaving because they love it so much, so much that they are partnering with Justin’s father, brother and sister to start a new Carefree Boat Club in Milwaukee. Two years... Read more »

Newest MarineMax to host grand opening event

July 2, 2015

LAKE CONROE, Texas – MarineMax, the world’s largest and most trusted recreational boat dealership, announced the opening of their newest store, MarineMax Lake Conroe. Located at 17720 Highway 105, in Montgomery, Texas, directly on the lake, MarineMax Lake Conroe will be holding a Grand Opening event... Read more »

Ocean Safety Aberdeen and Richard Irvin Marine Safety merge

Ocean Safety Ltd
July 2, 2015

ABERDEEN, Alberta – Ocean Safety has today announced the merger with Richard Irvin Energy Solutions Marine Safety Division and their Aberdeen branch. This merger follows the 3Si Group’s recent acquisition of both companies, which are set to combine premises in Aberdeen to operate from a single expanded... Read more »

MasterCraft responds to Malibu patent suit

Jonathan Sweet
July 1, 2015

In the wake of a patent infringement suit from Malibu Boats, MasterCraft says it “strongly denies” the allegations in the lawsuit. Malibu filed the suit Monday, claiming that MasterCraft’s Gen 2 and NXT surf systems violate Malibu’s patent. The full statement: “It is our general... Read more »

Pleasurecraft Marine Engine president Chuck Thurman announces retirement

Correct Craft
July 1, 2015

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, S.C. –  Chuck Thurman announced that he will be retiring as President of Pleasurecraft Marine, effective September 30, 2015. Pleasurecraft Marine, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures three engine brands, PCM, Crusader, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain,... Read more »

Consumer confidence up for June

The Conference Board
July 1, 2015

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had improved moderately in May, increased further in June. The Index now stands at 101.4 (1985=100), up from 94.6 in May. The Present Situation Index increased from 107.1 last month to 111.6 in June, while the Expectations Index advanced to 94.6 from... Read more »

MDCE introduces session recommendations

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
July 1, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to dealers’ requests for help choosing the right educational sessions for their skills and experience, for the first time in 2015, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will feature recommendations for each of its 35 educational offerings. The recommendations will include... Read more »

Lyman-Morse acquires Wayfarer Marine

Boating Industry
July 1, 2015

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Thomaston, Maine, has purchased Wayfarer Marine in Camden, Maine. “By combining infrastructure, expertise, and traditional community values, both yards have strengths that will make us stronger and a better asset for our employees, midcoast Maine, and the marine community... Read more »

ADP: Private employers add 237,000 jobs in June

Boating Industry
July 1, 2015

Private sector employers added 237,000 jobs in June, the biggest increase in six months, ADP reported Wednesday. May’s job gains were also revised upward from 201,000 to 203,000 in the latest report, which is jointly developed with Moody’s Analytics. “The U.S. job machine remains in... Read more »

NMRA to host rep night at IBEX 2015

National Marine Representatives Association
July 1, 2015

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) will host its popular Rep Night at the International Boatbuilders Exposition & Conference (IBEX). The event will take place on Tuesday, September 15 at Sully’s Restaurant & Saloon, from 6–8:30 p.m. Sully’s is at 434 S. 4th St. “Rep... Read more »

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