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New Boat Brand, Aviara, Will be Available Exclusively Through MarineMax

New Boat Brand, Aviara, Will be Available Exclusively Through MarineMax

14-Feb-2019

MasterCraft’s new Aviara yacht brand, which debuted last week at the Miami International Boat Show, will be available exclusively through MarineMax. The innovative brand will consist of boats more than 30 feet, and the first model is the AV32, available in both sterndrive and outboard opti...
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Lake Charlevoix is Getting a New Marina

Lake Charlevoix is Getting a New Marina

14-Feb-2019

Charlevoix Yacht Club is getting a new home just north of Ferry Beach Park on the shores of Lake Charlevoix, according to Petoskey News. Planning commissioners reviewed and approved the project plans during a monthly city hall meeting, despite objections from residents who live nearby. &ldqu...
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Boats Group Appoints COO

Boats Group Appoints COO

13-Feb-2019

Boats Group has appointed Brian Wolf as the company’s COO. Prior to joining Boats Group, Wolf oversaw Ford Motor Company’s autonomous vehicle (AV) go-to-market strategy and approach. Wolf will oversee operations of Boat Trader, YachtWorld and Boats.com. (http://www.boats.com) ...
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Twiggy is Back in Business!

Twiggy is Back in Business!

01-Feb-2019

Although we all thought Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel had retired — after owner Lou Ann Best announced in August 2018 that the beloved performer was hanging up her skis — the waterskiing squirrel tradition is back! Best’s son, Chuck, has bought the company and is launching...
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Van Dam Custom Boats Co-founder Receives Outstanding Contribution Award

Van Dam Custom Boats Co-founder Receives Outstanding Contribution Award

31-Jan-2019

At the annual Boyne Area Chamber Awards Gala, Van Dam co-founder Jean Van Dam (second from left) received the Outstanding Contribution Award. Van Dam served on the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the environmental committee, volunteered for the Women’s Resource Center and was on...
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Marquis Yachts Announces Strategic Reorganization

Marquis Yachts Announces Strategic Reorganization

31-Jan-2019

Marquis Yachts — the Pulaski, Wisconsin builder of Marquis, Carver and Lexus Yachts — has announced a strategic reorganization in a recent statement (https://images.saymedia-content.com/.image/cs_srgb/MTYxNjY4MjEyMzQwMDQxMzQx/marquis.pdf). The company recently sold its Larson Boat br...
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New Ferry Coming to Put-in-Bay

New Ferry Coming to Put-in-Bay

31-Jan-2019

Miller Boat Line has ordered a new 140-foot-long, 38.5-foot-wide ferry to join its current fleet of four passenger/vehicle ferries. The drive-on, drive-off ferry can accommodate 26 vehicles or 600 passengers and will travel between the peninsula of Catawba to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, Ohio,...
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SureShade Unveils OnTrack System at IBEX

SureShade Unveils OnTrack System at IBEX

28-Jan-2019

There’s another way to stay cool this coming summer with the introduction of SureShade’s new OnTrack sliding canvas sunroom system, which debuted at IBEX 2018. SureShade OnTrack is a new sliding canvas sunroof system that leverages SureShade’s patented cambered roller technol...
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New Site Plan For Harbor Springs' Irish Boat Shop Approved

New Site Plan For Harbor Springs' Irish Boat Shop Approved

27-Jan-2019

In December 2018, after some backlash over approved site plans for the Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs, Michigan, the boat shop rescinded its plans. After making some improvements to the original plans, new sites plans have now been submitted and approved. The store/office/showroom plan was mo...
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Applications Now Open for the NMRA Scholarship

Applications Now Open for the NMRA Scholarship

27-Jan-2019

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) announced applications are now being accepted through April 1 for a $2,500 scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school, college and vocational students studying for a career in the marine business, including boatbuilding, logis...
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