West Marine kicks off the BlueFuture Fund

West Marine
May 21, 2015

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR) today announced the launch of the West Marine BlueFuture Fund to benefit youth boating, marine conservation and healthy fish stocks. The intent for the BlueFuture Fund is to provide ongoing support to causes central to West Marine’s mission. This donor... Read more »

Denison Yacht Sales names industry veteran Lisa Borkowski director of administration

Denison Yacht Sales
May 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Denison Yacht Sales recently appointed Lisa Borkowski as director of administration, an industry vetran who brings over a decade of experience in yacht listings, closings and administration. Prior to joining Denison Yacht Sales, Lisa served as director of administration at 26... Read more »

API: Consumers demand for ethanol free gasoline is strong and rising

Boating Industry
May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released data this week on the demand for non-ethanol gasoline (E0). The data, compiled using data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), shows that demand for E0 is strong and growing. In 2012, demand in the marketplace was 3.4 and has... Read more »

NMRA offers maritime student scholarships

National Marine Representatives Association
May 21, 2015

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is again offering its annual scholarships to students pursuing education in the maritime trades. Interested high school seniors, and college and vocational students can request an application from NMRA at info@nmraonline.org. NMRA will award two... Read more »

Discover Boating launches 2015 marketing campaign

By Brianna Liestman
May 20, 2015

Discover Boating recently held a webinar to announce its 2015 marketing campaign, which will offer new strategies and build upon its 2014 successes. At the center of the campaign is the Stories of Discovery, which were a huge success last year with close to nine million views across the Internet. “We... Read more »

NMMA: New powerboat sales up 6.4% in 2014

National Marine Manufacturers Association
May 20, 2015

With Memorial Day marking the kickoff to the summer boating season, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported Wednesday healthy growth for the $35.4 billion U.S. recreational boating industry, with an estimated 171,500 new powerboats sold in 2014, an increase of 6.4 percent over 2013. Categories... Read more »

House passes two-month highway bill extension

Boating Industry
May 20, 2015

The U.S. House approved an extension of funding for highways and mass transit (and by extension, the Sport Fish fund) Tuesday. The Senate is expected to follow suit before it breaks for Memorial Day. The bill continues funding through July 31 for the Highway Trust Fund. It is the latest of dozens of... Read more »

Boating Industry webinar on reaching new markets June 17

Boating Industry
May 20, 2015

It’s no exaggeration to say we are in the midst of major demographic shifts in the United States. What the average American looks like, where they live and how they behave are all changing at a rapid pace. With these changes in generations, race and ethnicity, it also means a much different target... Read more »

Larson FX adds four new members to PRO team

Larson Boat Group
May 20, 2015

The Larson FX promotional team has added four more members — Paul Hall, Anthony Cameron, Martin Pedneault and Ken Loya — to support the growing Larson FX user base in and around Ontario and Montreal, Canada. Hall, Cameron, Loya and Pedneault will be working directly in partnership with their... Read more »

Mercury adds sterndrives to Repower Financing program

Mercury Marine
May 20, 2015

Mercury Marine announced Wednesday that consumers with approved credit can now finance Mercury outboard, gas sterndrive and inboard engines on the Mercury Marine Repower Financing program. The company also announced a summer rebate offer earlier this week. Mercury Marine initially launched repower financing... Read more »

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