Star Brite names new leadership team

Star brite has appointed Gregor Dornau as its new president following its acquisition by OneWater Marine/T-H Marine Supplies in August of this year. Since the close, Dornau has assembled a new leadership team from within the company, naming Erik Applegate as Executive Vice President; Eric Hahn, Senior Vice President of Sales; Derick Cote, Vice President […]

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New Video: In The Lead with Bob Teague of Teague Custom Marine

<!– In the News: New Video: In The Lead with Bob Teague of Teague Custom Marine –> When discussions began in 2020, the point of producing the Speed On The Water “In The Lead” video series with our partners at Scrapyard Media was to feature the most accomplished and innovative racers, builders, influencers and entrepreneurs […]

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OneWater releases Q4 results

OneWater has announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2022. Fiscal Year 2022 Highlights Record revenue increased 42% to $1.74 billion Same-store sales increased 12% Gross profit margin expanded 260 basis points to 31.7% Record Net income increased 31% to $153 million Net income per diluted share attributable to OneWater […]

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Suzuki hires 11 new people, including CFO

Suzuki Marine USA, LLC has recently hired 11 new employees to help meet increasing demand. Many of these recent hires are for newly established positions. Some will be based in Suzuki Marine USA’s Tampa, Fla. headquarters, others will have field positions and two will be stationed at Suzuki Marine’s Panama City, Fla. Marine Technical Center. […]

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Welsh manufacturer expands to the U.S.

A Welsh marine equipment manufacturer is on track to open a dedicated base in the U.S. with support from the Welsh Government. Makefast Group designs and manufactures equipment for the marine and safety industries, as well as systems for super yachts and luxury boats including retractable sunroofs, awning units, and bathing platforms. The company is […]

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In The Lead 2022 Season Wrapping Up With Bob Teague

<!– In the News: In The Lead 2022 Season Wrapping Up With Bob Teague –> For many years, I sat alongside lead test driver Bob Teague as a co-pilot/data collector during Powerboat magazine’s annual Performance Trials, as did my longtime friend and speedonthewater.com co-publisher, Jason Johnson. For the most part, those 12-hour boat test days […]

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Boat

Boat ownership provides opportunities for great experiences and memories for yourself, your family, and your friends. It’s a pathway to wild and open spaces, an opportunity to see and visit places you cannot get to by car. Maybe its your first boat, maybe it’s the next in a lifetime series of boats, maybe it’s your […]

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New SOTW Video: In The Lead With Stephen Miles—Painting Outside The Lines

<!– In the News: New SOTW Video: In The Lead With Stephen Miles—Painting Outside The Lines –> Producing the fifth segment of our six-episode “In The Lead” documentary-style video series with our colleagues Brad and Katie DiMaggio and Ryan Wenk was a colorful experience. Strike that, it was a joyful, colorful experience. That’s because we […]

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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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OneWater completes Taylor Marine Centers acquisition

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1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run Video Is One From The Heart—And Mind

As a general rule, videos capturing go-fast boating events are long on boats and short on story. Watching boat after boat running on a given waterway is compelling for a moment or two, perhaps even longer for the rightfully proud owners of each boat. But as storytelling meant to engage viewers outside a particular cockpit, […]

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Getting the win with financing

By Jeff Backus So you’re working with a customer, and they have decided on the perfect boat. They are ready to buy, you submit to the banks, and boom: decline, decline, decline. Dead deal and everyone goes home unhappy. So what happened? Let’s talk about everything you can do to get more deals bought and […]

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Annapolis Boat Shows 2022

The United States Powerboat Show, in Annapolis Harbor, celebrates its 50th anniversary October 6-9, 2022. Courtesy Annapolis Boat Shows The boating world will once again rejoice as fall approaches and visitors from the U.S. and abroad return to Annapolis for two iconic boat shows, the United States Powerboat Show (Oct. 6-9) and United States Sailboat […]

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Scarlata Excited To Be Newest Wozencraft Insurance Team Member

Armed with an insurance license and a long list of marine community connections thanks to his drag boat-racing talents and decades of service to multiple racing organizations, Tony Scarlata recently joined the team at Wozencraft Insurance and Finance and is going to be working out of the Southern California-based company’s soon-to-be-opened office in Lake Havasu […]

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Rollick and 700Credit launch partnership

Rollick, a relationship technology platform for the marine, powersports, and RV industries, announced that it now offers integration with 700Credit, a provider of credit reports, compliance and soft pull products. The integration enables consumers to prequalify for dealer financing via their 700Credit relationship while using the Rollick-powered digital retailing tool on dealer and GoRollick Marketplace […]

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Vantage ranks on Inc5000 list

Vantage Recreational Finance, Inc. has ranked 2648 overall on Inc. Magazine’s annual, Fastest Growing Private Companies Inc5000 list, and 177 in the financial services segment. A complete assessment of qualified companies based on detailed financial health and growth criteria, are used by Inc. Magazine staff to determine eligibility. Michael Harbaugh, President of Vantage Recreational Finance, […]

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OneWater Marine partners with Forza X1

OneWater Marine Inc. and Forza X1, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership in which OneWater and Forza X1 will partner creating a distribution channel for Forza’s integrated electric sports boats. “The Forza team is on the cutting edge of next-generation marine technology with their portfolio of innovative electric boat models. […]

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