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    Bryant Boats hires VP of sales and marketing


    Robin Brendle has been hired as the new vice president of sales and marketing for Bryant Boats in the US. Brendle joins the company with more than 20 years in the marine industry, having held sales positions at Brunswick, Larson, Sea Ray and HCB.

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    Dometic Group acquires outdoor aftermarket specialist


    The Swedish equipment provider is looking to leverage and expand Kampa’s aftermarket offering across Europe

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    Porto Montenegro and Damen to redevelop commercial shipyard for superyachts


    In a 50:50 joint venture between the Damen Shipyards Group and Porto Montenegro (PM), some €20m will be invested in developing a superyacht refit and maintenance facility at Bijela able to handle vessels up to 120m (394ft).

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    MRAA, Nautique expand dealer certification


    A partnership between the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) and Nautique Boats has seen more than half of the boatbuilder’s dealers achieve Marine Industry Certified Dealership status.

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    Nimbus to acquire Brunswick’s joint venture interest in Bella Boats


    Brunswick Corp today announced that Sweden-based Nimbus Boats is to acquire its joint venture interest in Finland’s Bella Boats. Terms of the deal are unknown, but the acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year. It will provide Nimbus with ownership of all Bella brands, including

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    Linssen turns 70 and sells 11 yachts worth €5.2m


    Linssen Yachts of the Netherlands says it took orders for 11 yachts worth €5.2m at its annual mid-November in-house boat show, which coincided with the Dutch motoryacht maker’s 70th anniversary.

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    First major distributor for UK timber firm


    LIGNIA Wood Company, a British timber modification business, has signed its first major distribution agreement with US-based Teakdecking Systems (TDS) for its LIGNIA Yacht product in North America and the Caribbean. The deal was signed at the METSTRADE Show in November.

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    Mission Critical Electronics buys Xantrex


    Schneider Electric has sold its Xantrex electrical equipment manufacturing business to Huntington Beach, California-based Mission Critical Electronics (MCE).

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    Fairline reports 144% rise in turnover in 2017


    The UK’s Fairline Yachts continued down the path to recovery in 2017, the company’s 50th anniversary year, with turnover up by 144% to £24.1m.

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    NMMA calls for elimination of tariffs following USMCA signing


    With the USMCA free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico formally signed last week, the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) is today calling for legislators to move swiftly toward eliminating tariffs that continue to depress the recreational boat industry in