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Evinrude Dealers Added

Evinrude Dealers Added

05-Feb-2016

BRP adds 19 Evinrude dealers and four boat builders to its North American network. The company attributes the success of its Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine to these new network additions. For the complete list of new and existing Evinrude dealers, visit evinrude.com. (http://www.evinrude.com)...
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The Hinckley Company Hires Nick Bischoff as VP-Sales

The Hinckley Company Hires Nick Bischoff as VP-Sales

22-Jan-2016

The Hinckley Company has hired industry veteran Nick Bischoff to lead sales of its Hinckley sailboats, powerboats and Hunt Yachts. Bischoff brings twenty years of experience to the role, having held similar positions at Sunseeker, Tiara and Allied Richard Bertram. In announcing the appointment, l...
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SkipperBuds Awarded Top Dealer for Cruisers Yachts

SkipperBuds Awarded Top Dealer for Cruisers Yachts

02-Oct-2015

KCS International presented SkipperBuds with the Top Dealer award for both Cruisers Yachts and Cruisers Sport Series at the Cruisers Yachts International Dealer Meeting July 21-23 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Pictured (from left to right) is: Mark Pedersen, president of Cruisers Yachts; Mike Pretasky...
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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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