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Positive outlook for outdoor recreation in 2015

American Recreation Coalition
October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Outdoor recreation leaders report good sales and activities for 2014 and expectations of still stronger activity in 2015, according to a new report from the American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Outlook 2015. Americans spend more than $650 billion annually on equipment... Read more »

NICB welcomes Boat History Report as strategic partner

National Insurance Crime Bureau
October 24, 2014

DES PLAINES, Ill. — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is pleased to announce that Boat History Report, the leading provider of watercraft history information for buyers and sellers of used boats, has joined the organization as a strategic partner. By accessing Boat History Report’s extensive... Read more »

Marine Industry Certified Dealerships boast industry’s highest CSI scores

National Marine Manufacturers Association
October 24, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — According to the most recent data collected from the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s Customer Satisfaction Index Program, Marine Industry Certified Dealerships received higher CSI scores than non-Certified dealers across the board. Certified Dealers outperformed their non-Certified... Read more »

Fairline gears up for stream of new products

Fairline Boats
October 24, 2014

Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats has this month embarked on a major human investment into its engineering capability as it prepares for an extensive new product introduction programme. Continuing to focus on high quality engineering and boatbuilding excellence, Fairline... Read more »

Volvo Penta launches 24/7/365 technical support

Volvo Penta
October 23, 2014

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the launch of 24/7/365 technical support for its distributors, dealers and OEM customers. The new 24-hour service provides instant access to Volvo Penta experts for assistance in handling technical issues for the company’s leisure marine, commercial... Read more »

Brunswick boat, engine sales up in third quarter

Jonathan Sweet
October 23, 2014

Brunswick Corp. reported higher sales of boats, engines and parts and accessories in the third quarter, leading to overall revenue growth of 13 percent over 2013. Total net sales were $932.1 million for the quarter, up from $824.4 million a year ago. Net earnings came in at $61 million, up from $57.2... Read more »

Sea Ray to debut six new models at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Sea Ray
October 23, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2014) — Sea Ray will display the results of a banner year—and introduce an exciting model-year 2015 line-up—at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. With a beautiful in- water display at the North Bahia Mar Marina (G-H Dock)... Read more »

Cabela’s Inc. announces Q3 2014 financial results

Cabela's Incorporated
October 23, 2014

SIDNEY, Neb. – Cabela’s Incorporated reported financial results for third quarter fiscal 2014. For the quarter, total revenue increased 4.1% to $886.0 million; Retail store revenue increased 8.7% to $598.7 million; Direct revenue decreased 11.7% to $175.3 million; and Financial Services revenue... Read more »

West Marine reports Q3 2014 results

West Marine
October 23, 2014

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – West Marine, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014. Net revenues were $196.5 million, an increase of 1.6% compared to last year. Comparable store sales increased by 0.6%. Pre-tax income was $9.8 million, compared to pre-tax income... Read more »

Brunswick names Dekker VP, general counsel and secretary

Brunswick Corporation
October 22, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Brunswick Corporation announced that Christopher F. Dekker, 46, has been named vice president, general counsel and secretary. He reports to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy. Dekker, who joined Brunswick in 2010 as associate general counsel – litigation and... Read more »

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