Laborde now SteyrMotors distributor

August 19, 2014

To help increase business and provide even better service for its customers, Laborde Products has been chosen as a SteyrMotors distributor. The company will offer sales, service and support throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma,... Read more »

Mercury partners with FOX Sports host on E15 message

Mercury Marine
August 19, 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has partnered with FOX Sports Outdoors host Barry Stokes to produce a video showing the negative effects that E15 or 15 percent ethanol fuel has on a marine outboard engine. You can... Read more »

FBC honored as Jacksonville’s Small Business of Year for 2014

Freedom Boat Club
August 18, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Freedom Boat Club (FBC) has earned top honors as Small Business of the Year in northeast Florida for 2014. The Master of Industry Awards were announced at a gala banquet at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in July. The awards, sponsored by MOI Magazine, recognize businesses... Read more »

GE Capital: Industry continues to surge; expects 2014 sales to grow 8%

GE Capital
August 15, 2014

CHICAGO – After a slow start resulting from a harsh winter and cold spring, the recreational marine industry is experiencing accelerated growth, says GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF). Retail and wholesale sales are up versus a year ago in the U.S., and the industry is on track... Read more »

Coast Guard Foundation to honor members in Alaska

Coast Guard Foundation
August 15, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will honor the men and women who serve in Alaska at its biennial Alaska Awards Dinner at The Hotel Captain Cook in... Read more »

Yamaha launches Helm Master Captain’s Delivery and System DVD

Yamaha Marine Group
August 15, 2014

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Marine Group announced the launch of the Helm Master Captain’s Delivery and System DVD*, which will be available for dealers, boat builders and Helm Master owners next month. Helm Master, Yamaha’s fully integrated boat control system, was launched in 2012 to offer boaters... Read more »

Douglas Culverwell joins Fairline in international position

Fairline Boats
August 15, 2014

Fairline Boats is continuing to strengthen its global sales team with a key new appointment. Douglas Culverwell joins Fairline as Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), following the recent expansion of Fairline’s approved dealer network in 2014. Douglas brings to the role a wealth... Read more »

Marine-Trades trainees from throughout R.I. to graduate

Marine Trades
August 14, 2014

Graduates of three marine-trades training programs coordinated by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) will matriculate on August 16 in a waterfront ceremony in Newport. The three programs—the Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, Boat Building Summer Work Experience Program,... Read more »

Prioritize strategies for improvement at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
August 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s not uncommon to read a great book, attend an eye-opening seminar or finish up a powerful 20 Group meeting and come away from the experience feeling inspired, but also overwhelmed. The trick is to have a process for harnessing the key take-aways from that experience and channeling... Read more »

Bennington chooses Torqeedo for new electric pontoons

Nicholas Upton
August 14, 2014

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – Torqeedo, the world leader in electric boating, is pleased to announce that its Cruise 4.0 motor and lithium-ion batteries will power Bennington’s new Electric Series of pontoon boats. The company’s environmentally sound 9.9 hp equivalent Cruise motor provides the... Read more »

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