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ABYC Hosting Invasive Species Summit in Vegas Come January
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting an AIS Summit to engage major stakeholders in an in-depth dialogue regarding prevention, inspection and decontamination of boats. Read More
Mercury Marine Casts 2.5 Millionth Prop
Mercury Marine is celebrating the casting of its 2,500,000th stainless steel propeller at its Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, headquarters. Simultaneously, the company is celebrating its investment cast facility's 40th year, which first opened in 1974. Read More
Ontario Dealer Adds Tidewater Brand to Lineup
A multi-location dealer based in Utterson, Ontario will now be offering the Tidewater brand to fill a gap in its present boat offerings. Read More
Ranger, Stratos and Triton Sold to Bass Pro Shops
Platinum Equity announced on December 11 the signing of a definitive agreement to sell Fishing Holdings, LLC, the Flippin, Arkansas-based manufacturer of the Ranger Boats, Stratos and Triton fishing boat brands, to Bass Pro Group, LLC. Read More
Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Receives 2014 Bill Ferguson Award
The Boating Industries Association (BIA) of Upstate New York was recently recognized with the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award, which recognizes outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and the boating business as a whole. Read More
NMMA Canada's Sara Anghel Honoured with 2015 Boating Ontario President's Award
Sara Anghel, Executive Director and Vice-President of Government Relations for National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada, was named the recipient of this year's Boating Ontario President's Award. Read More
GSW and Associates Celebrates 25 Years with Orion
This year, GSW and Associates is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Orion Safety Products. Read More
Crate Marine Sales Limited Enters Receivership
Crate Marine Sales in Keswick filed a proposal for receivership on Friday November 14. The 84-year-old yacht dealership business carries the Carver, Marquis, Regal and Cruisers Yachts brands. Read More
Power Products Acquires Blue Sea Systems
Blue Sea Systems specializes in the design and manufacture of products for marine and specialty vehicle electrical systems, including circuit protection, battery switches, busbars, power distribution panels and battery chargers. Read More
Kimpex Expands Into Russia
Kimpex, Drummondville, Quebec, a Canadian distributor of parts, accessories and clothing for the marine and powersports industries, announced its expansion overseas with the opening of its Russian subsidiary in Saint Petersburg. Read More
ABYA Announces 2015 Standards Week Annual Meeting
The events will feature Project Technical Committee meetings, ABYC Standards Certification, Exploration into ABYC Basics, and the ABYC Annual Meeting and Cocktail Reception, all at the Hilton Seattle Downtown. Read More
Record Attendance and Exhibitors at METS
A record number of exhibitors visited a record number of exhibitors at the 27th METS as the world's largest marine trade show wrapped up Thursday in Amsterdam. Read More
Volvo Penta Reveals New 4.3L Next-Generation Marine Gasoline Engines
The new 4.3-liter catalyzed V6 engines, rated at 200 and 240 horsepower, will supplement Volvo Penta's current V6 product line. Read More
Strong Attendance Driving Business at METS
The 27th annual METS continues on a roll, with record numbers of exhibitors, strong attendance through the first two days, and deals being made throughout the massive Amsterdam RAI exhibition complex. Read More
AMTA Welcomes Jason Craig as President
The Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA) has named Jason Craig of Quartermaster Marine in Charlottetown, PEI its new President. Outgoing president Brad Fleet remains on the AMTA's Board of Directors. Read More
Crowds, Record Number of Exhibitors Open 27th METS
Opening day attendance was announced at 7,039, a four percent increase over the 6,761 people who attended opening day in 2013. Read More
Innovation Recognized at 2014 Design Award METS
High tech and innovation were the order of the day as the Jefa steering traveler was declared the overall winner of the 2014 Design Award METS, presented this morning just before the official opening of the 27th Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) at the Amsterdam RAI. Read More
Miami International Boat Show Names Miami Marine Stadium as a New Home for 2016 and 2017
At a press event held November 13 at Miami Marine Stadium, on Virginia Key, Miami, Florida, representatives from the Miami International Boat Show announced that they have committed to hosting the boat show in 2016 and 2017 at the stadium and its grounds while exploring it as a long-term home. Read More
MMPDA Holding AGM on November 26
The Mid-Canada Marine and Powersports Dealers Association (MMPDA) is inviting regional dealers to attend its 2014 Annual General Meeting, Conference and Dinner on November 26, 2014. Read More
Marine Electronics Manufacturers Commit to NMEA Technical Training
According to the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), over the past three months, marine electronics manufacturers have invested nearly US $100,000 in technical training from the association. Read More
NMRA Adds New Officers and Board Members – Including One Canadian
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its 2014 to 2015 officers and board members. Two new officers and three new board members joined the association's leadership group. Read More
Outboard Motor Dealers Blue Book Launches Data Search Website
Outboard Motor Dealers Blue Book has launched a new website featuring a data search. Read More