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Walstrom Marine Now Sea Ray Dealer

Walstrom Marine Now Sea Ray Dealer

19-Sep-2017

Walstrom Marine is adding to its portfolio of boats through a new partnership with Sea Ray. Walstrom will sell Sea Ray sports boats, sport cruisers and yachts at its northern Michigan locations: Harbor Springs, Traverse City, Bay Harbor and Cheboygan. “The reputation of Sea Ray is in full...
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Yamaha Purchases Bennett Marine

Yamaha Purchases Bennett Marine

15-Sep-2017

Yamaha has acquired Bennett Marine, Inc., creator of the adjustable trim tab. Bennett Marine is known for its hydraulic trim tab systems and the recently launched Bolt electric trim tab and AutoTrim Pro systems. Bennett Marine will become a part of Yamaha’s newly created subsidiary, Yamaha Mar...
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Freedom Boat Club Partners with Safe Harbor Marinas

Freedom Boat Club Partners with Safe Harbor Marinas

14-Sep-2017

Freedom Boat Club and Safe Harbor Marinas join forces on a national promotion to benefit its members. Safe Harbor Marinas members who sign up for a SHM Platinum Card will enjoy custom rates and exclusive standby access to the Freedom Boat Club fleet at joint club and marina locations. &ld...
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Volvo Penta Acquires Seven Marine

Volvo Penta Acquires Seven Marine

11-Sep-2017

In an effort to expand the scope of its products, Volvo Penta has acquired Germantown, Wisconsin-based Seven Marine. Seven Marine was founded in 2010 and is known for producing the most powerful outboard models in the world, which clock in at 556 and 627 hp. Volvo Penta has been in the engine ga...
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Volvo Penta Names New Vice President, Marine Sales

Volvo Penta Names New Vice President, Marine Sales

24-Aug-2017

Volvo Penta of the Americas welcomes Jens Bering to the executive team as vice president, marine sales. Bering, who has 20 years of experience with Volvo Penta, will provide strategic direction for the company’s North America marine sales segment, and will be responsible for commercial an...
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South Shore’s Brendan Sexton Achieves Master Tech Status

South Shore’s Brendan Sexton Achieves Master Tech Status

09-Aug-2017

Congratulations are in order for South Shore Marine’s Brendan Sexton, who achieved Yamaha Master Technician certification. This is the highest level a Yamaha outboard mechanic can achieve. Sexton is among the elite 294 Master Technicians in the U.S. “[This is] truly one of the most humbl...
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M.E. Yacht Restoration Opens Waterfront Service and Storage Facility

M.E. Yacht Restoration Opens Waterfront Service and Storage Facility

17-Jul-2017

M.E. Yacht Restoration (ME-YR) — a full-service shop specializing in boat maintenance, repair, transport, restoration, detailing and storage — celebrated the grand opening of its new service and storage facilities in Holland, Michigan. ME-YR was established in 2002 at its first fac...
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Walstrom Marine Adds Location

Walstrom Marine Adds Location

08-Jul-2017

Walstrom Marine is extending its reach in northern Michigan with a new location in Traverse City. The boat sales and service center will represent Sea Rays from 19 to 65 feet, in addition to Walstrom’s current array of Tiara Yachts, MJM Yachts, Chris-Craft and Pursuit Boats. The Traverse City ...
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Malibu Boats Set to Acquire Cobalt Boats

Malibu Boats Set to Acquire Cobalt Boats

07-Jul-2017

Malibu Boats recently announced that it has set the machinery in motion to acquire Cobalt Boats, a manufacturer and distributor for premium sterndrive and outboard boats. Malibu will purchase Cobalt for an aggregate price of roughly $130 million. "This is an outstanding opportunity for Cobalt...
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Dr. Shrink In Business for 25 Years

Dr. Shrink In Business for 25 Years

06-Jul-2017

Happy birthday to Dr. Shrink, Inc.! This full-service supplier of premium shrink-wrap, installation supplies and accessories celebrates 25 years in 2017. The Manistee, Michigan-based supplier first started in the garage of Mike Stenberg, the company’s founder. His goal was to use his...
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