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New study shows growth surge for southern Florida marine industry

Marine Industry Association of South Florida
October 30, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South Florida’s marine industry has seen substantial gains with both economic impact and the number of jobs created during the past four years according to a study released by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. The tri-county area of South Florida experienced... Read more »

Recreational Fishing Alliance issues endorsements for 2014 election

Boating Industry
October 30, 2014

The Recreational Fishing Alliance,  a non-partisan, not-for-profit political action organization that represents recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues, has announced its endorsements for next week’s midterm elections. The alliance has endorsed... Read more »

Dometic Group completes acquisition of Atwood Mobile Products

Dometic Group
October 30, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Dometic Group, a global leader of leisure products for the recreational vehicle (RV), marine, truck and automotive-based industries, today announced that the acquisition of Elkhart, Indiana-based Atwood Mobile Products, LLC has received clearance from US anti-trust authorities,... Read more »

Boston Whaler to debut 420 Outrage at the FLIBS

Boston Whaler
October 30, 2014

EDGEWATER, Fla. — The highly anticipated new Boston Whaler 420 Outrage will make its world premiere this month at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. With an array of breakthroughs in design and technology, the 420 is the largest and most advanced Whaler model to date. “The 420 Outrage marks... Read more »

KVH introduces safety and security training programs for superyachts

KVH Industries, Inc.
October 30, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – KVH Industries, Inc. introduced the “Safety on Superyachts” and “Maritime Security Awareness” training programs by Videotel at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show today to address the multitude of regulations facing this growing sector of the maritime... Read more »

New Viking 92 aims for quiet performance

Viking Yachts
October 30, 2014

This year, Viking Yachts introduces the world’s largest convertible sportfishing yacht with a totally resin-infused hull. To optimize performance and engine efficiency aboard the new Viking 92, the boatbuilder worked with Marine Exhaust Systems. To keep the roar of the twin MTU Series 2000 V16... Read more »

Freedom Boat Club Cornelius celebrates two years, receives Rookie of the Year Award

Freedom Boat Club
October 29, 2014

CORNELIUS, N.C. – It’s no surprise that Freedom Boat Club (FBC) Cornelius was awarded the “2013 Rookie of the Year” from its Venice, FL based parent company for the fastest growing franchise in the Freedom Boat Club franchise.  In just two years, FBC has nearly 100 members.  Owner Jeff Weir,... Read more »

Chaparral, Robalo parent reports 9.7 percent sales drop

Marine Products Corp.
October 29, 2014

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral builds sterndrive, outboard and jet drive pleasure boats, including... Read more »

Dominion Marine Media, Info-Link release new and pre-owned boat sales analysis

Dominion Marine Media
October 28, 2014

New and pre-owned purchase composition across Dominion Marine Media’s U.S. portals Delving more deeply into the recent findings by Dominion Marine Media and Info-Link revealed that the higher incidence of new boat buyers was also reflective of overall market trends. Looking at this information... Read more »

Simrad announces new partnership with Chris-Craft

Simrad Yacthing
October 28, 2014

TULSA, Okla. – Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its new relationship with Chris-Craft. Under the terms of the agreement, dual Simrad NSO evo2 multi-touch, glass bridge... Read more »

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