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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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Powerboat Sales Rise

Powerboat Sales Rise

05-Jul-2017

The $36 billion U.S. boating industry saw powerboat sales rise 6 percent in 2016, reaching 247,800 boats, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2016 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract. The report expects powerboat sales to rise an additional 6 percent t...
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Garmin Acquires Active Corporation

Garmin Acquires Active Corporation

03-Jul-2017

Fans of ActiveCaptain will be pleased to hear that Garmin recently acquired the company, officially known as Active Corporation. ActiveCaptain is a community-based electronic marine database that was founded by Karen and Jeffrey Siegel. The program contains almost real-time updates and information a...
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Brunswick Opens New Innovation Laboratory

Brunswick Opens New Innovation Laboratory

28-Jun-2017

Brunswick will be pumping new life into its already vibrant research and development efforts through its Brunswick Innovation Laboratory. The new lab will find its home in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The new Innovation Lab aims to beef up research and d...
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Seakeeper Promotes Andrew Semprevivo to Chief Operating Officer 

Seakeeper Promotes Andrew Semprevivo to Chief Operating Officer 

16-Jun-2017

Seakeeper recently announced the promotion of Andrew Semprevivo to chief operating officer. Previously, Semprevivo assumed the role of vice president of sales and marketing at Seakeeper. “Andrew has that rare combination of ability, drive and character, and is an integral part of the Sea...
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<em>Trade Only</em> Editor to join Viking

Trade Only Editor to join Viking

12-Jun-2017

Soundings Trade Only Executive Editor Chris Landry will be leaving Active Interest Media to take a position at Viking Yachts as communications director. Landry takes over for Peter Frederiksen, who held the position for 17 years. ...
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Northwest Marine Yacht Club Hires New Harbormaster

Northwest Marine Yacht Club Hires New Harbormaster

07-Jun-2017

Lake Charlevoix welcomes a new harbormaster to Northwest Marine Yacht Club. Elliott Falls, a longtime boater and dealer at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, will take over for Eric Kammermann, who was harbormaster for 34 years. “I have been an enthusiastic boater on Lake Charlevoix and the Gr...
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