Joe Frohnhoefer, founder of Sea Tow, passes away

Joe Frohnhoefer

Brianna Liestman
March 25, 2015

Capt. Joseph “Joe” Frohnhoefer, Jr., founder and CEO of Sea Tow International, died at his Southold home after a battle with cancer. He was 71. “Capt. Joe leaves a lasting impact on the marine industry and on the international maritime industry as a whole,” according to a statement made... Read more »

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” announces partnership with Freedom Boat Club

Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!
March 25, 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE  – The “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” educational series announces a partnership with Freedom Boat Club. The joint marketing relationship will enhance promotions for each partner’s respective organizations as well as to encourage Freedom Boat Club members to learn... Read more »

Technomarine Group acquires Freedom Marine Group

Technomarine Group
March 25, 2015

North Palm Beach, Fla. – Technomarine Group, a 35-year old marine company headquartered in North Palm Beach, Fla., is acquiring Freedom Marine Group, a boutique yacht brokerage company. Industry veteran Dennis Close is set to assume the role of president of Technomarine Yachts, the new yacht sales... Read more »

Correct Craft enters bass and walleye fishing markets with two acquisitions

Nicholas Upton
March 24, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. -  Correct Craft announced it is entering the bass and walleye fishing markets with the acquisition of both Bass Cat and Yar-Craft. Bass Cat (the premier bass fishing boat) and Yar-Craft (the premier walleye fishing boat) are both manufactured in Mountain Home, Arkansas and are the quality... Read more »

3Si Group acquires International Safety Products Ltd

Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd
March 24, 2015

Great Yarmouth, U.K. – Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd (3Si), announced their acquisition of International Safety Products Ltd (ISP), a life jacket manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protection equipment. ISP will join Ocean Safety and Typhoon alongside Revere... Read more »

Mercury Marine opens new distribution center in Brazil

Mercury Marine
March 24, 2015

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marin opened a new distribution center in Palhoca, Brazil. Mayor Camilo Martins and executives from Mercury Marine were on hand for the official opening last week. Mercury Marine now has three warehouses operating in Brazil: one in Palhoca, one in Manaus and a third in... Read more »

IBBI announces supplier award winners

Independent Boat Builders Incorporated
March 23, 2015

West Frankfort, Ill. –  IBBI (Independent Boat Builders Incorporated) has awarded Dometic, of Pompano Beach, Fla., as the recipient of the fourth annual John “Walkabout” Sisson Memorial Innovation Award for their new Eskimo Cup, as announced at the recent IBBI meeting in St. Louis, Mo. IBBI President... Read more »

MRAA named First Mate sponsor of 2015 American Boating Congress

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
March 23, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has signed on as a First Mate level sponsor of this year’s American Boating Congress. The boating industry’s annual legislative and political conference, ABC 2015 takes place May 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. In... Read more »

Vamos A Pescar recognized with Gold ARF David Ogilvy Award

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation
March 20, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced its Vamos a Pescar™ campaign was awarded a Gold ARF David Ogilvy award by the Advertising Research Foundation. Taking top honors in the Travel & Leisure category, Vamos A Pescar was recognized... Read more »

PlasDECK claims victory in patent case

March 20, 2015

PlasDECK issued the following statement today, following the decision in its patent dispute case vs. Flexiteek in the U.S Court of Appeals: “You may remember that PlasDECK, Inc. was involved in patent litigation with the Norwegian corporation Flexiteek. PlasDECK won that case when the court decided... Read more »

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