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New Pontoon Boat Company Launches in Indiana

New Pontoon Boat Company Launches in Indiana

07-Feb-2018

There’s a new company joining the pontoon world with a bang; Barletta Pontoon Boats officially launched early this year and already has a National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award under its belt. The Bristol, Indiana-based company unveiled its first line of pontoon ...
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Brunswick to Sell Off Sea Ray

Brunswick to Sell Off Sea Ray

05-Feb-2018

The Brunswick Corporation has announced that it plans to sell Sea Ray within the first six months of 2018. Sea Ray is one of 15 brands that make up the Brunswick Boat Group. Brunswick says it will continue to manage and operate Sea Ray as normal until the sale is complete. “Our remaining ...
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Princess Partners with MedAire

Princess Partners with MedAire

22-Dec-2017

Princess Yachts has partnered with the world’s premier global emergency response service MedAire to launch Princess Lifeline, a new 24/7 international SOS service that will give all new Princess yachts and their owners access to medical and security assistance. Every Princess yacht now comes w...
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SkipperBud’s Acquires Michigan Marina

SkipperBud’s Acquires Michigan Marina

20-Dec-2017

SkipperBud’s has added a sixth location to its list of Michigan marinas. The company has acquired Island Cove Marina on Cass Lake and has renamed it SkipperBud’s – Cass Lake Marina. The marina is currently full service with 125 floating docks, a fuel dock, service and repair ...
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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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