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Boat Rental Companies Boatsetter and Cruzin Merge

Boat Rental Companies Boatsetter and Cruzin Merge

24-Sep-2015

Boatsetter and Cruzin, both recognized leaders in the peer-to-peer (P2P) boat sharing market, announced today that they are merging their companies. The combined company will carry the Boatsetter name but the brand has been merged to incorporate the Cruzin look and feel. Jaclyn Baumgarten is th...
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Greg Krueger Scholarship

Greg Krueger Scholarship

10-Sep-2015

The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) is creating a named scholarship in honor of the late Greg Krueger — a founding member of RBIEF in 1986. “Education was everything to my Dad, and he always took great pride in being a contributing founder of the schol...
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Ray Underwood Earns Achievement Award

Ray Underwood Earns Achievement Award

10-Sep-2015

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) presented long-time marine industry veteran, Ray Underwood, with the very first Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement award, named after the recipient. Underwood began his career with the MBIA as executive director from 1976–1989, and ser...
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Mercury Marine Introduces Michelle Dauchy as Chief Marketing Officer

Mercury Marine Introduces Michelle Dauchy as Chief Marketing Officer

25-Aug-2015

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is excited to announce the addition of Michelle Dauchy as Chief Marketing Officer. Dauchy has nearly two decades of global marketing experience with S.C. Johnson, managing iconic brands and P&L's in more than 15 business ...
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Boyne Boat Yard Hires New GM

Boyne Boat Yard Hires New GM

17-Jul-2015

Boyne Boat Yard, A Van Dam company, has hired a new general manager, Charlie Harrett, to oversee the design and construction of its custom wood sail- and powerboats. Harrett brings with him a history of experiences and talents, all associated with the boating and marina industries, from the ma...
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Premier Hires Director of Operations

Premier Hires Director of Operations

01-Jun-2015

Minnesota-based pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine recently welcomed Heinz Wortmann as the company’s new director of operations. “The expertise and experience Heinz brings is a perfect fit for Premier’s strategy to streamline production for all three of our brands,” say...
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Industry Mourns Loss of Hobie Founder

Industry Mourns Loss of Hobie Founder

05-Jun-2014

Industry pioneer and entrepreneur Hobart “Hobie” Alter passed away March 29, after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a truly inspiring legacy. The shaper of surfboards, inventor of the “Hobie Cat” catamaran, and founder of the Hobie Company was 80 years old. ...
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New JetDock Dealer in MI

New JetDock Dealer in MI

17-Apr-2014

This spring, JetDock, one of the marine industry’s leading manufacturers of floating dock systems, will open a new Great Lakes dealership and associated website devoted to the sale and installation of JetDock-branded products in the region. The new showroom, which will be located in Clinto...
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Brunswick Dealer Advantage Promotes Boater Education

Brunswick Dealer Advantage Promotes Boater Education

16-Apr-2014

Brunswick Corporation’s dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, is going nationwide with its program promoting boater education at Brunswick marine dealerships in partnership with the nation’s leading boater education organization, United States Power Squadrons. For mo...
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True North to Represent Beneteau

True North to Represent Beneteau

02-Dec-2013

True North Yachts based in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada, was recently named the exclusive dealer for Beneteau’s Powerboats Division in the province. “True North Yachts has earned the respect and admiration of their industry peers and, most importantly, their clients,” says...
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