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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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Dominion Marine Media Changes Name to Boats Group

Dominion Marine Media Changes Name to Boats Group

28-Apr-2017

Dominion Marine Media has announced that it will change its company name to Boats Group. The company will continue to build on its seven year legacy of operating the popular recreational marine digital marketplaces: Boat Trader, YachtWorld, boats.com and CosasDeBarcos, as well as its newly acquired ...
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Van Dam and Boyne Boat Yard Launch Boyne Yacht Sales

Van Dam and Boyne Boat Yard Launch Boyne Yacht Sales

22-Apr-2017

Van Dam Custom Boats and Boyne Boat Yard have launched Boyne Yacht Sales. Leading the charge in this endeavor will be Jeremy Pearson from Holland, Michigan. Charlie Harrett, president of Boyne Boat Yard and Boyne Yacht Sales, says, “We are so fortunate to have Jeremy as part of our team h...
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Groupe Beneteau Promotes, Hires

Groupe Beneteau Promotes, Hires

20-Apr-2017

There has been movement in the ranks at Beneteau Americas’ Cadillac, Michigan shop. Andy Lindsay, who has worked with Beneteau since 1990, has been promoted to vice president of sales for Groupe Beneteau’s Cadillac operations. In his new position, Lindsay will be responsible for sale...
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John Eric Kammermann Retires from Northwest Marine Yacht Basin

John Eric Kammermann Retires from Northwest Marine Yacht Basin

16-Apr-2017

After 34 years as harbormaster at Northwest Marine Yacht Basin and president of Park Avenue Management, John Eric Kammermann has announced his retirement. Eric has been involved in the marine industry for more than 46 years and has been an ambassador and advocate for Charlevoix, Michigan. He s...
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