Two recreational boating industry leaders inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

National Marine Manufacturers Association
September 3, 2015

The recreational boating industry will recognize two leaders this year with the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s highest honor when inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Bob Long, CEO and owner of JRL Ventures, Inc. and Marine Concepts, and Dusty McCoy, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation,... Read more »

Crestliner celebrates 70 years with new models, dealers

August 26, 2015

OTSEGO, Minn. –Crestliner celebrated their 70th anniversary during the Crestliner dealer meeting August 10-12. The launch included the introduction of new models, new dealers and an expanded TV presence. "Seventy years is a huge accomplishment," Crestliner President Cecil Cohn said. "We feel immense... Read more »

Marine industry stocks hit lows as stock market drops

Jonathan Sweet
August 24, 2015

Publicly traded companies in the marine industry have certainly not been immune from the recent stock market struggles, with several recently hitting their 52-week lows. The market experienced a day of increased volatility on Monday. At one point, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down almost 1,100... Read more »

Industry mourns passing of David Kirkland, vice president of commercial operations of Lowe Boats

Brunswick Boat Group
August 17, 2015

LEBANON, Mo. – Brunswick Boat Group is deeply saddened to announced the death of David Kirkland. Kirkland died Thursday, August 13 in his home in Lebanon, Mo., while with his family. He was 59. Kirkland’s contributions over the past few decades to Lowe Boats and to the Brunswick Boat Group leave... Read more »

Mercury Marine introduces Michelle Dauchy as chief marketing officer

Mercury Marine
August 10, 2015

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine announced the addition of Michelle Dauchy as the company’s chief marketing officer. “Michelle’s global experience and vast expertise in consumer marketing made her the ideal candidate for this position,” said Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer. “We are... Read more »

Brunswick Corporation and Commercial Distribution Finance renew inventory finance agreement through 2019

Brunswick Corp.
August 5, 2015

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced an extension of its joint venture with Commercial Distribution Finance (GECDF), a division of GE Capital, through 2019.  The joint venture, Brunswick Acceptance Company (BAC), was formed in 2002 and the current agreement was to expire at the end of 2016. "This... Read more »

Brunswick starting new corporate wellness business

Boating Industry
August 4, 2015

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced the launch of InMovement, a new business dedicated to addressing workplace inactivity and combating the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle. InMovement will report through Brunswick's Life Fitness division. InMovement will further diversify Brunswick's... Read more »

Mercury Marine to release new Flo-Torq propeller hub system

Mercury Marine
July 30, 2015

Mercury Marine introduces the Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft. This new hub system is the first of its kind to employ Mercury’s new SSR technology. SSR stands for Soft... Read more »

Brunswick sales up 6 percent for Q2 2015

Jonathan Sweet
July 30, 2015

Sales were up 6 percent for the second quarter of the year at Brunswick Corp., as the industry giant reported growth in engine sales and fiberglass boats. The company reported net sales of $1.14 billion for the quarter, up from $1.07 billion in 2014. Operating earnings were at $154.2 million, up from... Read more »

Mercury Marine launches five year limited warranties on gas sterndrives and inboards during “Power of Protection” event

Mercury Marine
July 27, 2015

Fond du Lac, Wis. – Mercury Marine has announced that, for the first time, 2016 model year boats powered by Mercury gas sterndrive and inboard engines will come with a comprehensive Five Year Engine Package Limited Warranty during the "Power of Protection" sale event. The new Mercury Five Year Limited... Read more »

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