Business
MCBC Expects to Close Crest Marine Acquisition By the End of the Year

MCBC Expects to Close Crest Marine Acquisition By the End of the Year

08-Nov-2018

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc., the parent of MasterCraft and NauticStar, announced its plans to finish the takeover of Crest marine by the fourth quarter. Crest Marine, a Michigan pontoon boatbuilder, was acquired for $80 million. “This is a uniquely positioned brand, giving us addit...
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Business
Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales Now Offers HCB Brand

Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales Now Offers HCB Brand

26-Oct-2018

HCB Center Console Yachts has signed Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) to its factory partner business network called the Annex Program. “We’ve been serving the Great Lakes yacht buyer for two generations, and we find HCB’s business philosophy to be consistent with today&rsq...
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Business
SkipperBud’s Joins Beneteau Powerboats Dealer Network

SkipperBud’s Joins Beneteau Powerboats Dealer Network

25-Oct-2018

SkipperBud’s is the newest Beneteau Powerboats Division dealer. SkipperBud’s will add the Gran Turismo, the Monte Carlo and the Swift Trawler lines to dealership portfolios in eastern Michigan and Ohio. “This is a natural evolution for SkipperBud’s. Beneteau is already a...
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Great Lakes News
Beneteau Brings Outboard Line to North America

Beneteau Brings Outboard Line to North America

08-Oct-2018

Coming to the North American market for the first time is Beneteau’s Antares range of outboard powerboats. The Antares 21, 23 and 27 outboards are the new generation of pocket cruising boats powered by Mercury engines. Features include a spacious wheelhouse with panoramic views, a cleverl...
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Business
MCBC Will Launch a New Brand Next Year and Three New Models

MCBC Will Launch a New Brand Next Year and Three New Models

20-Sep-2018

In its sales report for the fourth quarter, MCBC Holdings, which owns MasterCraft and NauticStar, announced a 6.3 percent sales gain compared to fourth quarter 2017, and that it will launch a new brand next year. “Retail activity with regard to MasterCraft strengthened throughout fisca...
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Business
Polaris Purchases Boat Holdings LLC

Polaris Purchases Boat Holdings LLC

14-Sep-2018

Polaris Industries Inc. — manufacturer of ATVs and snowmobiles — has purchased Boat Holdings LLC, signaling its entry into the marine world. The company now owns Bennington, Godfrey, Hurricane and Rinker — the four brands under Boat Holdings. ...
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Business
Groupe Beneteau Acquires Seascape

Groupe Beneteau Acquires Seascape

13-Sep-2018

Groupe Beneteau now has majority ownership of Seascape, a Slovenian company that builds four affordable and easily transportable sailboat models ranging from 14 to 27 feet. In 2017, they had sales of $4.9 million. “Our acquisition of a stake in Seascape will enable us to offer a selection...
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Business
S2 Yachts Announces New Director of Marketing and Communications

S2 Yachts Announces New Director of Marketing and Communications

12-Sep-2018

S2 Yachts, the parent company of Tiara Yachts and Tiara Sport, announced it has a new director of marketing and communications, Whitney Vishey, who has been with S2 since 2014 as marketing manager. “Our team and the S2 Yachts organization are very proud to make this announcement. We lo...
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Business
Starbrite Acquires Snappy

Starbrite Acquires Snappy

09-Sep-2018

Star brite has announced the acquisition of Snappy Marine, Inc., a leading distributor of teak care products for the marine industry. ...
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Business
Navico Merges with C-Map

Navico Merges with C-Map

07-Sep-2018

Navico Group — Lowrance, Simrad and B&G’s parent company — announced that C-Map and Navico have merged. The two have a “shared ambition” to fashion the “world’s biggest digital marine ecosystem,” according to the press release. ...
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