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NMMA President Announces Retirement

NMMA President Announces Retirement

25-Jan-2019

NMMA President Thom Dammrich has announced his retirement as president of NMMA. Dammrich has lead the NMMA for nearly 20 years. His successor will start at the association on July 1, 2019. ...
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Brunswick's Schwabero Announces Retirement

Brunswick's Schwabero Announces Retirement

21-Jan-2019

Brunswick Corp. CEO Mark Schwabero has announced his retirement and has been succeeded by David Foulkes, Brunswick CTO and president of marine consumer solutions. ...
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BoatU.S. Foundation Launches On-Water Training Program

BoatU.S. Foundation Launches On-Water Training Program

20-Jan-2019

With the pilot program in 2018 a success, BoatU.S. has officially launched the BoatU.S. Foundation On-Water Training program. Courses will be offered at 40 locations at weekend club events, marinas and professional on-water training facilities. Two of the five courses, “Course One: Int...
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Recreational Boating Continues to Grow

Recreational Boating Continues to Grow

20-Jan-2019

Retail sales for boating rose 4 percent in 2018, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). That number, about 280,000 units, is the highest since 2007 — and the association believes the number will continue to rise in 2019. The boating industry accounted for mo...
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National Museum of the Great Lakes Gets New Boat

National Museum of the Great Lakes Gets New Boat

18-Jan-2019

A new boat has docked at the National Museum of the Great Lakes: The Ohio. The Ohio is a Lake Class Tugboat formerly owned by the Great Lakes Towing Company, which donated the tug to the museum for display at its location on the east bank of the Maumee River. The Ohio will join the museum&rsqu...
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Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Detroit Marina

Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Detroit Marina

17-Jan-2019

With an ever-growing portfolio of marinas, Safe Harbor Marinas recently closed its sale of Belle Maer Harbor on Lake St. Claire near Detroit, Michigan, raising the number of Safe Harbor Marinas to 75. Belle Maer Harbor is a 60-acre, full-service marina that’s home to nearly 900 boating f...
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Boats of the Future are Here!

Boats of the Future are Here!

13-Jan-2019

Angel, the artificial intelligence system in the new Adonis, debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Adonis, by Furrion and Numarine, was the first yacht to be unveiled at the show. Angel is programmed to assist by voice command with anything from the day’s news to makin...
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The Modern Fish Act Has Been Signed Into Law

The Modern Fish Act Has Been Signed Into Law

06-Jan-2019

President Trump signed the Modern Fish Act (formally known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018) on December 31, 2018. The Senate unanimously passed the bill on December 17, 2018. The bill aims to improve and expand access to federal and recreational saltwater fi...
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Trade in Raymarine Products and Get Rebates Through July

Trade in Raymarine Products and Get Rebates Through July

06-Jan-2019

Starting January 1 and running through July 7, 2019, you can receive rebates on new Raymarine products by spending more and trading in your old items. Spending $2,500 gets you a $250 rebate, with additional amounts reaching $1,000 on a $10,000 purchase. Upgrading from an existing Raymarine d...
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Coast Guard to Review Local Call Centers

Coast Guard to Review Local Call Centers

03-Jan-2019

BoatU.S. is urging boaters to have a working VHF radio with digital selective calling (DSC) in addition to a cell phone in case of an emergency. A provision in the recently passed Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 aims to improve the 911 system that assists recreational bo...
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