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Stingray Offering Suzuki Outboards and Introduces 2016MY Deck Boats
At its recent dealer meeting in Hartsville, South Carolina, Stingray announced its first-ever partnership with Suzuki Marine as well as unveiled three new outboard-equipped deck boats. Read More
Scout Boats Expands Manufacturing Facility
Scout's Summerville, South Carolina headquarters has undergone a 24,000 square-foot plant addition, including a 1,100 square-foot paint booth, to expand its manufacturing facility. Read More
Discover Boating Canada says Manufacturer Referrals are up 169 Percent
Discover Boating Canada says its website impressions are up over last year. The organization's summer marketing campaign is focused on promoting and generating interest in the boating lifestyle, while directing web traffic to manufacturer websites from its website. Read More
Wellcraft Adds Two Canadian Dealers Prior to 2016 Model Year Launch
Leading up to its September dealer meeting, Rec Boat Holdings (RBH), based in Cadillac, Michigan, has signed several new retailers to its Wellcraft dealer network, including two based in Canada. Read More
NMMA: US Outboard Engine Shipments Up in June
According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), US outboard engine wholesale shipments were up for the 12 months through June among the association's control group of manufacturers. Read More
NMMA to Host Party With a Purpose at IBEX
Delegates heading to this year's IBEX show, running from September 15 to 17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, are being invited to a special gathering organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Read More
Volvo Penta Americas President Ron Huibers Named Boating Ontario's Keynote Conference Speaker
Members of Ontario's recreational boating industry are being invited to attend the upcoming annual Boating Ontario Conference and Trade Show. This year, the association's event returns to Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario from November 30 to December 2. Read More
ABYC Reduces Re-Certification Costs for Technicians
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announced a new pricing structure designed to help technicians that working towards multiple certifications in the same calendar year to save money. Additionally, ABYC will no longer charge students for study guides for re-certifications. Read More
MasterCraft Planning IPO
According to Renaissance Capital IPO Center, fibreglass boat builder, MasterCraft, has announced plans to raise US $85 million by offering 6.1 million shares at a price of US $13 to $15. Read More
GE Capital CDF Extends Agreement with Bass Pro Shops' Fishing Holdings
GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) has expanded its inventory financing program with Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine to include the distribution network of Fishing Holdings, LLC. The agreement is valid through 2018. Read More
JW Speaker Corporation Marks 80 Years
Founded in July of 1935 by John W. Speaker, J.W. Speaker Corporation began as a manufacturer of automotive repair parts; including, radiator fronts, car mirrors, repair kits and automotive lighting. Today, the company offers numerous products, including marine lights. Read More
American Boatbuilders Association Names Imtra Supplier of Choice for Lighting
Marine product manufacturer and importer, Imtra, has been selected by the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) as a Supplier of Choice for lighting products. Read More
Cobalt Appoints New President
Cobalt's new president formerly worked with Textron Aviation, bringing 25 years of experience in leadership from top-­performing companies. Read More
US Boat Builder Says Commercial Business is Healthy
A Washington, North Carolina-based boat builder reports its commercial sales have been steady so far for 2015. Read More
Ontario Marine Business for Sale After Owners Decide to Retire
Owners of The Sail Loft Marine Store, located in Barrie, Ontario, have announced their intention to sell the business. The company specializes in sail repairs as well as making small sails. Read More
Volvo Penta and Cobalt Celebrate Longstanding Partnership
Volvo Penta and Cobalt Boats recently celebrated their long-standing partnership at the Cobalt headquarters in Neodesha, Kansas in late June. Read More
MDCE Adds Level Recommendations to Educational Courses
Organizers say the change comes in response to requests from exhibitors requesting help in choosing appropriate educational sessions based on their skills and experience. Read More
Pleasurecraft President Chuck Thurman Retiring
Chuck Thurman has announced that he will be retiring as President of Pleasurecraft Marine as of September 30 of this year. Read More
Boating Ontario Seeking CEO Following Al Donaldson Retirement Announcement
Following Boating Ontario's announcement of the retirement of its Executive Director, Al Donaldson, at the end of 2015, the association has posted an opening for a new President and CEO. Read More
NMEA's Annual Conference and Expo Releases Schedule
Those planning to attend the National Marine Electronics Association's (NMEA) upcoming conference can now find the event schedule posted online. Read More
Trent-Severn and Rideau Boating Activity Up During May
According to Parks Canada, boating activity was up significantly from last year on the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal during the month of May. Read More
Miami Boat Show Chosen for International Buyer Program for Fourth Consecutive Year
For the fourth consecutive year, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has been selected by the United States Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration for its 2016 International Buyer Program (IBP). Read More