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KSC International and Cruisers Yachts Ads American Marine to its List Dealerships

KSC International and Cruisers Yachts Ads American Marine to its List Dealerships

21-Jun-2018

American Marine, headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has been optioned by KCS International Inc. as a new distributor of new 2019 model year Cruisers Yachts and Cruisers Sport Series vessels. The seller has two other locations in Tremealeau, Wisconsin and Dubuque, Iowa. “Our Return ...
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Trident Funding Partners with Oakland Capital Partners, LLC

Trident Funding Partners with Oakland Capital Partners, LLC

20-Jun-2018

Oakland Capital Partners, LLC closed its private investment in Trident Funding Corporation, the largest originator of boat and yacht loans in the U.S. Founded in 1996 by Jim Foley, Bob Dunford and Mike Bryant, Trident Funding Corporation (TFC) has been a recognized leader in the marine lending ...
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Bay Marine Signs Monte Carlo Yachts

Bay Marine Signs Monte Carlo Yachts

14-Jun-2018

Bay Marine has added Monte Carlo Yachts to its lineup of product offerings. Monte Carlo Yachts is a luxury custom yacht manufacturer out of Monfalcone, Italy that builds custom flybridge yachts from 65 to 105 feet. “Monte Carlo Yachts and Bay Marine share the same passion for deli...
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Premier Pontoons Exits Bankruptcy

Premier Pontoons Exits Bankruptcy

11-Jun-2018

Premier Pontoons has announced that it has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, under new ownership, will continue to manufacture boats for distribution nationwide. Premier first filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2017. Under Chapter 11, it reorganized and was purchased by Premier Po...
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Winnebago Industries Buys Chris-Craft

Winnebago Industries Buys Chris-Craft

07-Jun-2018

Winnebago Industries, an RV manufacturer based in Forest City, Iowa, has purchased boatbuilder Chris-Craft. Terms of the deal were not made public, but this is Winnebago’s first step into the marine market, in line with its plan to grow its existing outdoor lifestyle portfolio. &ld...
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Manitowoc Marina Purchases Nestegg Marine

Manitowoc Marina Purchases Nestegg Marine

28-Apr-2018

Manitowoc Marine, a family owned full-service marina, has bought Marinette, Wisconsin-based Nestegg Marine. “Almost every aspect of the Nestegg’s business mirrors Manitowoc’s current operation,” says Manitowoc Marina’s president, Rich Larsen. “From boat sale...
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Grand Banks to Acquire Stuart

Grand Banks to Acquire Stuart

25-Apr-2018

Grand Banks announced it will acquire Stuart Service Yard in Florida to serve as its official U.S. headquarters, consolidating its existing U.S. offices and storage. The marina will also replace the group’s existing rental facilities and berths, acting as a private dock and exhibition venue fo...
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West Marine Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mystery Gift Card Promotion

West Marine Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mystery Gift Card Promotion

19-Apr-2018

(Press Release) — West Marine, the world’s premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear, proudly announced today that it will commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary (and officially welcome the spring season) with a special promotion. On Saturday, April 2...
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Mercury Marine Expands R&D Facility

Mercury Marine Expands R&D Facility

11-Apr-2018

Mercury Marine’s global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is now under construction. The company has broken ground on a new $10 million Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) facility that is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The NVH facility will conduct research and devel...
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Seakeeper Under New Ownership

Seakeeper Under New Ownership

11-Apr-2018

After an extensive search, Seakeeper is now under new ownership. Madison Industries, a Chicago-based company, is now the majority owner of Seakeeper. The current management at Seakeeper will continue to run daily operations, while Madison Industries’ CEO Larry Gies will serve in a leadersh...
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