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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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Irish Boat Shop Opens in Traverse City

Irish Boat Shop Opens in Traverse City

11-Apr-2018

The Irish Boat Shop is set to open a store in Traverse City, Michigan; the company president says this has been a goal for decades. The marine retailer will open at a former conference center at 2035 US-31. It will be the third location for Irish Boat Shop, joining Harbor Springs and Charlevoix....
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Navico Acquires Yacht Defined and Invests in HOC Yachts

Navico Acquires Yacht Defined and Invests in HOC Yachts

29-Mar-2018

Marine electronics powerhouse, Navico, has added a new company to its portfolio: Yacht Defined Sweden AB. Yacht Defined is a modern and user-friendly technology platform that offers boaters an intuitive user interface for driving, living aboard and owning a boat. The platform provides deep-system in...
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Onekama Marine Newest Wellcraft Dealer

Onekama Marine Newest Wellcraft Dealer

24-Mar-2018

Onekama Marine, located on Portage Lake, and Lake Michigan Yacht Sales, located in Bay Harbor, Michigan, are the newest Wellcraft Boats dealers in the Midwest. Wellcraft is an iconic name in the boating industry. With a focus on both family boating and fishing, they are an ideal fit for Michig...
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Sailtime Now Available in Two Locations

Sailtime Now Available in Two Locations

12-Mar-2018

SailTime, an online boat-sharing platform, will now be available in two new locations in Toronto: Port Credit and Outer Harbor. Steve McPherson, owner of the Ontario SailTime franchises, cites Ontario’s young population and Millennials’ love for the sharing economy as reason for bringing...
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Sirocco Takes on Brig Boats

Sirocco Takes on Brig Boats

10-Mar-2018

Sirocco Marine-Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio, is the newest dealer for Brig Boats. Sirocco Marine-Lake Erie will carry the full lineup of Brig’s RIBs and Sirocco tenders as the builder’s exclusive dealer in Ohio and the Detroit metropolitan area. Visit siroccomarine.com (http://www.sir...
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Maple Leaf Marinas LP Buys Five Georgian Bay Marinas

Maple Leaf Marinas LP Buys Five Georgian Bay Marinas

28-Feb-2018

Maple Leaf Marinas LP has purchased five marinas in central Ontario: Bay Port Yachting Centre, Wye Heritage Marina, Beacon Bay Marina, Bay Moorings Marina and Bridge Port Marina. The company was formed solely for the purpose of owning and operating the facilities on South Georgian Bay. “T...
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New Pontoon Boat Company Launches in Indiana

New Pontoon Boat Company Launches in Indiana

07-Feb-2018

There’s a new company joining the pontoon world with a bang; Barletta Pontoon Boats officially launched early this year and already has a National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award under its belt. The Bristol, Indiana-based company unveiled its first line of pontoon ...
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Brunswick to Sell Off Sea Ray

Brunswick to Sell Off Sea Ray

05-Feb-2018

The Brunswick Corporation has announced that it plans to sell Sea Ray within the first six months of 2018. Sea Ray is one of 15 brands that make up the Brunswick Boat Group. Brunswick says it will continue to manage and operate Sea Ray as normal until the sale is complete. “Our remaining ...
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