Highfield Boats names new regional sales manager

Highfield Boats, manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) in North America, announced the appointment of Chris Browne as regional sales manager, Highfield Boats USA. “With our business increasing exponentially over the past few years, it was time to grow our Highfield USA staff in order to better support our North American dealer network and help […]

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Hagadone Marine Group names new GM

Hagadone Marine Group announced that Ryan Holmes has been appointed as the new General Manager. Holmes is an award-winning executive leader who has incredible experience delivering successful improvements for business operations, profitability and team development. Holmes comes to Hagadone Marine from Honda of Seattle, where he was the Operations Manager for over two years, followed […]

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Cobalt celebrates 55 years with dealer event

Cobalt Boats continued its series of popular World Class Dealer Network annual celebrations with a special four-day event from September 18-21 at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. Held annually to recognize dealer accomplishments, this year’s edition marked Cobalt’s 55 years in business, with founder Pack St. Clair and his son, former Cobalt […]

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FundraiserFor Cape Coral Caring Center At $100,000-Plus

<!– In the News: FundraiserFor Cape Coral Caring Center At $100,000-Plus –> Though the Hurricane Ian relief fundraiser for the Cape Coral Caring Center—a 32-year-old food pantry and community service outfit in Southwest Florida—less than a full week ago, $100,713 has already been donated to the nonprofit organization. Per their own fundraising pledges, Nor-Tech Hi-Performance […]

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Dometic Debuts Optimus Electric Power Steering for Inboard Watersports Boats

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Daiwa: The Topwater Chaos Continues

The explosive Ever Green Shower Blows SB-150 topwater family adds a range of new colors Cypress, CA (October 13, 2022) – Thar she blows…Shower Blows. Since famed Japanese bass angler Morizo Shimizu offered input developing Ever Green’s original Shower Blows SB-125, the regal topwater plug has captivated bass anglers worldwide and sent untold gallons of […]

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Mercury Racing Announces Hurricane Ian Relief Program

PHOTO COURTESY OF MERCURY RACING Mercury Racing announced the launch of a fund-matching and fundraising relief program to support the Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida, communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Mercury Racing Hurricane Ian Relief program will offer financial support to the Cape Coral Caring Center, a year-round emergency food pantry that helps […]

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Get ready for ELEVATE 2022!

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE […]

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Honda, Mercury Racing aid Hurricane Ian relief efforts

Industry members are banning together to pledge their support to those in the southeast U.S. recently impacted by Hurricane Ian. Last week, NMMA highlighted a variety of hurricane relief resources for marine industry businesses in an industry-wide bulletin. Most recentely, Honda donated $500K in disaster relief funds to the American Red Cross to support food […]

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OneWater to acquire Harbor View Marine

OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Harbor View Marine, one of the Gulf Coast’s largest locally owned dealerships. The acquisition will further expand the Company’s footprint on the Gulf Coast and is expected to enhance new and pre-owned boat sales, finance, and parts and services offerings. The transaction […]

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Yamaha Marine team members named to SkillsUSA contest chairs

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced Kerry Schroder, Senior District Service Manager and Ron Lubic, District Service Manager will serve as the Florida Technical and Co-Technical contest chairs for the SkillsUSA Marine Service Technology competition. Schroder and Lubic each have over 25 years of experience in the marine industry and work with technical schools throughout the […]

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LOWE BOATS ANNOUNCES 2023 STINGER 8-SERIES BASS BOATS

LEBANON, Mo. – Lowe Boats, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, full-featured aluminum boats, today announced the redesigned fast and stylish 2023 Stinger 8-Series bass boats, perfect for the amateur or professional tournament angler. 2023 Lowe Stinger 8-Series Built on a cross-lock stringer system, the 2023 Stinger 8-Series boasts a strong foundation offering anglers a stable […]

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NMMA highlights Hurricane Ian relief resources

Following Hurricane Ian’s devastation to many communities across southwest Florida and other regions, many remains without power or clean drinking water. The NMMA’s priority remains ensuring the safety and well-being of those impacting, including the associations many member companies who have been impacted by Ian’s landfall. NMMA would like to share the below resources for […]

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