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RCR Yachts Opens Storefront in Sandusky

RCR Yachts Opens Storefront in Sandusky

28-Jun-2018

RCR Yachts has opened the doors to a new storefront in Sandusky, Ohio. The boat dealer, based in Rochester, New York and Erie, Pennsylvania, chose the location on West Water — next to the Hotel Kilbourne and across the street from the Sandusky Ferry Terminal — because of the city's b...
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Brunswick Keeps Sea Ray, Discontinues Sport Yacht Models

Brunswick Keeps Sea Ray, Discontinues Sport Yacht Models

28-Jun-2018

Brunswick Corp. announced that it has stopped the sale process of Sea Ray and will also discontinue sport yacht and yacht models, resulting in the wind down of yacht production in the third quarter of 2018. “Over the last several months, we have engaged in a thorough sale process for t...
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Cruisers Yachts Adds American Marine to its Dealer List

Cruisers Yachts Adds American Marine to its Dealer List

21-Jun-2018

American Marine, headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, will be a distributor of new 2019 model year Cruisers Yachts and Cruisers Sport Series vessels. The seller has two other locations in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa. “Our return to the Mississippi River market sets us u...
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Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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