Long-time Captain Jared Frank becomes the new owner of TowBoatUS Marathon

May 27, 2015

Believe it or not, Capt. Jared Frank likes his work schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Jared is the new owner of TowBoatUS Marathon, Florida, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “It’s always busy in the waters around the Florida Keys,”... Read more »

Seawork International announces conference, demonstration plans

Mercator Media
May 27, 2015

Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition held in a working port, Seawork International, has released its 2015 plans for demonstrations, launches and conferences. Some of the highlights will include Voith, who will be announcing a new marine propulsion system that produces more thrust,... Read more »

Consumer confidence increases in May

Boating Industry
May 27, 2015

After declining in April, consumer confidence ticked up slightly in May, The Conference Board reported. The Index now stands at 95.4, up from 94.3 in April. Consumers are feeling better about present conditions, with the Present Situation Index increasing from 105.1 in April to 108.1 this month. The... Read more »

Mercury Marine partners with Metal Shark Aluminum Boats for first U.S. diesel Coast Guard tender

Mercury Marine
May 27, 2015

Fond du Lac, Wis. – Mercury Marine has entered an agreement with Metal Shark Aluminum Boats to power 16 Coast Guard boats with Mercury diesel engines. The partnership is the first of its kind in the United States for Mercury Marine . “Mercury Marine’s 2.0 diesel engines are ideal for smaller... Read more »

TCF Financial Corporation rebrands

TCF Financial Corporation
May 26, 2015

WAYZATA, Minn.–  TCF Financial Corporation announced a comprehensive rebranding of the financial services company, including a new logo, branded materials and advertising. The rebrand aligns TCF’s businesses in retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, equipment finance, auto finance... Read more »

Outboards lead strong April boat sales growth

Jonathan Sweet
May 26, 2015

April boat sales continued the strong run of year-over-year sales growth, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. Sales were up by just less than 10 percent for the month on a rolling 12-month basis, on pace with March’s rate. The Bellwether report tracks boat sales across the country... Read more »

Brunswick completes divestiture of bowling products business to BlueArc Capital Management

Brunswick Corporation
May 26, 2015

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced it has completed the sale of its Bowling Products business to BlueArc Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are pleased that the buyer is a long-term... Read more »

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt to collaborate with SureShade on sun safety in boating


May 26, 2015

SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, will be joining forces with former Philadelphia Phillies third baseman and Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of sun safety in boating. In 2013 Mike... Read more »

Dominion Marine Media appoints new director of client engagement

Dominion Marine Media
May 26, 2015

FAREHAM, U.K. — Dominion Marine Media (DMM) announced that Kate Bray has joined its international division as director of client engagement. Kate will be based at DMM’s offices in Fareham, UK. With over 15 years’ experience in the marine and leisure travel industry, Kate has held senior management... Read more »

Robalo releases teaser video for new sub-$20,000 boat

Boating Industry
May 22, 2015

Robalo Boats released a teaser video Friday for its new center console boat, which is being rolled out June 16 via social media. The new boat will sell for less than $20,000 including the boat, motor and trailer. The video can be viewed on the company’s Facebook page or at www.robalo.com.

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