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MasterCraft Acquires NauticStar

MasterCraft Acquires NauticStar

08-Dec-2017

MasterCraft has acquired NauticStar, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of 18- to 28-foot bay boats, deck boats and offshore center console boats. This acquisition launches MasterCraft into the saltwater fishing and outboard propulsion segment. For more information, visit nauticstarbo...
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Deutz AG Acquires Torqeedo

Deutz AG Acquires Torqeedo

07-Dec-2017

Engine manufacturer DEUTZ AG has acquired Torqeedo, German manufacturer of electric-powered motors. As an independent subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, Torqeedo will continue to develop its products under the Torqeedo name. Torqeedo employs 130 people at its three locations in Gilching, Germany, Crystal Lake,...
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KS Associates Appoints Senior Project Manager

KS Associates Appoints Senior Project Manager

04-Dec-2017

KS Associates, Inc. — a civil engineering and surveying firm based in Elyria, Ohio — has appointed Vito C. Melilli, P.E. the senior project manager of its Coastal Engineering Group. This group provides engineering solutions for all types of waterfront and water-related infrastructure, he...
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C-MAP Acquires i-SEA AS

C-MAP Acquires i-SEA AS

27-Nov-2017

C-MAP, a supplier of digital marine cartography, has acquired i-SEA AS, a Norwegian marine technology and consulting company. The duo plans to build up and promote i-Sea’s Embark app, which creates smart and beautiful nautical maps for boaters around the world. For more information, visit c-ma...
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Walstrom Marine New Sea Ray Dealer

Walstrom Marine New Sea Ray Dealer

24-Nov-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 in Harbor Springs, Traverse City, Bay Harbor and Cheboygan. “The reputation of Sea Ray is in fu...
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Spring Brook Marina Sold to Longtime Employee

Spring Brook Marina Sold to Longtime Employee

16-Nov-2017

Seneca, Illinois-based Spring Brook Marina has been in the Thorpe family since 1961, specializing in power boats sales. In September, owner Jim Thorpe sold Spring Brook to longtime employee Kyle Stenzel. “After 56 years behind the helm of Spring Brook, Jim Thorpe and his family have decid...
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South Shore Marine Acquired

South Shore Marine Acquired

19-Oct-2017

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings has acquired Huron, Ohio-based South Shore Marine. The acquisition marks OneWater’s entry into the Midwest market; the company’s other holdings are primarily located in the South and Mid-Atlantic regions. All existing personnel from South Shor...
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Boatsetter Acquires Boatbound

Boatsetter Acquires Boatbound

12-Oct-2017

The boat-sharing company Boatsetter has acquired its competitor, Boatbound, to create a larger peer-to-peer boat-sharing organization. Combined, it’s estimated that the two companies will surpass 10,000 boat rentals by the end of this year. Boatsetter decided to acquire Boatbound in order to p...
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Private-Equity Firm Acquires West Marine

Private-Equity Firm Acquires West Marine

27-Sep-2017

Earlier this summer, West Marine announced that it will now be privately held, due to a merger agreement with Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm. Under the agreement, Monomoy will acquire all of the outstanding shares of West Marine common stocks at $12.97 per share in ca...
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Happy Birthday, MBIA!

Happy Birthday, MBIA!

20-Sep-2017

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is celebrating its 60th birthday with a fresh look. The organization now boasts a new, modern logo to match the recent rebranding of its boat shows. ...
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