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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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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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Hatteras to Relaunch Cabo Brand

Hatteras to Relaunch Cabo Brand

06-Sep-2018

After consumer research showed increased interest, Hatteras is relaunching the Cabo Yachts brand at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show. The new model featured will be the Cabo 41, with twin 626-hp Volvo D11 engines and Cummins QSM11 propulsion. “In 2013, the decision was made to fo...
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Rossiter Boats Resumes Operations

Rossiter Boats Resumes Operations

22-Aug-2018

Canadian marine company Rossiter Boats resumes operations under new ownership after declaring bankruptcy in June, due to a shortage of outboards above 150 hp. “We suspended production in early June and will resume again next week,” says the company’s new president, Scott H...
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Safe Harbor Acquires Two Michigan Marinas

Safe Harbor Acquires Two Michigan Marinas

22-Aug-2018

Safe Harbor Marinas has acquired two Michigan marinas: Jefferson Beach Marina and Toledo Beach Marina in St. Clair Shores and La Salle, Michigan, respectively. This acquisition expands Safe Harbor’s network to 70 marinas across the U.S. “As we continue to expand our network and tena...
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Business
Pete Beauregard, Jr. Joins MBIA Board of Directors

Pete Beauregard, Jr. Joins MBIA Board of Directors

20-Aug-2018

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) board has appointed Pete Beauregard, Jr., president of Colony Marine in St. Clair Shores, to the MBIA board of directors as the Southeast Regional Director. Beauregard will fill the term left from the recent passing of Tom Haag, former vice pre...
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Business
BRP to Buy Manitou Pontoon Builder Triton Industries

BRP to Buy Manitou Pontoon Builder Triton Industries

08-Aug-2018

In order to grow its new marine group, BRP announced it will buy the maker of Manitou pontoons, Triton Industries. The addition follows the news that the group purchased Alumacraft, the fishing boat manufacturer. Business will continue as-is at Triton, but BRP's expansion will also continue....
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Business
West Michigan Yacht Sales Opens in Holland

West Michigan Yacht Sales Opens in Holland

06-Aug-2018

Holland, Michigan’s newest boat brokerage and dealer has opened on the third floor of M.E. Yacht Restoration’s showroom. The sales offices overlook the massive 70,000-square-foot temperature-controlled building. West Michigan Yacht Sales sells Pursuit and Brig Boats. M.E. Yacht R...
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Colony Marine Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Colony Marine Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

19-Jul-2018

Pete Beauregard, Jr., president and owner of Colony Marine in Michigan, has appointed Dave Giles to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. “We are extremely excited to have Dave onboard our Colony Marine team,” Beauregard, Jr. says. “With his accomplished caree...
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Business
Navico and C-Map Merge to Form One Brand

Navico and C-Map Merge to Form One Brand

05-Jul-2018

Navico Group — the parent company of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G — 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. The merger will als...
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