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U.S. Coast Guard drops life jacket type code labels

BoatUS
September 30, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In a move that’s expected to benefit recreational boaters, on October 22 the U.S. Coast Guard will drop the current life jacket type code scheme – Type I, II, III, IV and V – that has been used for years to label and differentiate the types of life jackets and their specific... Read more »

Boating Industry names Jim Lane, Buck Pegg Movers & Shakers of the Year

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By Jonathan Sweet
September 30, 2014

TAMPA – Chaparral and Robalo’s Jim Lane and Buck Pegg were named the Boating Industry Movers & Shakers of the Year in a ceremony here Tuesday morning. Editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet presented the marine industry veterans with their awards during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast, as well as... Read more »

IBEX Innovation Award winners honored

National Marine Manufacturers Association
September 30, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – At the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Industry Breakfast this morning, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced winners of the 2014 IBEX Innovation Awards. NMMA created the Innovation Awards program to recognize significant contributions... Read more »

46 marine manufacturers receive NMMA customer satisfaction awards

National Marine Manufacturers Association
September 30, 2014

TAMPA, Fla – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)<http://www.nmma.org/> today announced 46 recipients of the 2014 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual... Read more »

TRAC Ecological launches new website

TRAC Ecological
September 30, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – At the opening of the 2014 International Boatbuilders Exposition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida today, TRAC Ecological formally launched a new web site at www.trac-online.com. The company is a leading manufacturer of eco-friendly onboard systems maintenance and cleaning... Read more »

IBEX kicks off with industry breakfast, Bob Knight keynote

International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference
September 30, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – Over 650 marine industry professional packed into the Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony to kick off the 24th Annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) taking place this week at the Tampa Convention Center. In addition to a dynamic presentation... Read more »

NMRA honors Zack McLanahan with Mel Barr Award

National Marine Representatives Association
September 30, 2014

GURNEE, Ill. — The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented the Mel Barr Award to Zack McLanahan, aftermarket sales manager of T-H Marine. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr,... Read more »

Applicants sought for new ABYC scholarships

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
September 29, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council to launch two new scholarship programs, for which they are currently seeking applications. The Basic Scholarship provides the recipient complimentary access to ABYC’s Introduction to Basic Marine... Read more »

Young professionals: Carve a path to success at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
September 29, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Today’s young professionals are the future of the retail marine industry. But if the next generation is not ready to face the unique challenges that come with being a dealership proprietor, it risks jeopardizing business stability and making the march forward an uphill climb. At the... Read more »

Mercury Marine produces 75,000th Verado outboard engine

Mercury Marine
September 29, 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has produced its 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine. The Verado six-cylinder was first launched in 2005 and covered 200 to 275hp; the Verado family now includes up to 300hp outboard... Read more »

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