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  • John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Washington

    City of Sequim proposes takeover of John Wayne Marina


    In the continuing dilemma of what to do with the ageing, ailing John Wayne Marina, councilors from the City of Sequim, Washington voted unanimously to ask the Port of Port Angeles to transfer the marina to the city at no cost.

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    Michigan pledges additional US$8m to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes


    The State of Michigan has pledged US$8m in new funding in its latest efforts to keep three species of invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.

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    Princecraft introduces new fish boat, pontoon models for 2020


    Canadian aluminium boat builder Princecraft is introducing two new pontoon models and has overhauled its Vectra/Sportfish brands with added features in a Platinum SE series.

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    Gold Anchor scheme enters US market


    A new collaboration agreement signed between the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) and the US west coast-based Marine Recreation Association (MRA) means that the internationally-recognised 5 Gold Anchors quality accreditation scheme has entered the US market. This transaction opens the door for the scheme to the world’s largest marina ...

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    Lippert continues on acquisition path


    American component supplier Lippert Components has acquired electric-powered Bimini specialist, PWR-ARM, one of many acquisitions in the marine equipment segment which the company has targeted for diversification

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    USCG Illegal charter crackdown continues


    The United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) focus on illegal charter operations continues in full force with the latest unlawful operator nabbed in Key West, Florida, just off the community’s legendary Mallory Square. The operator faces fines on up to US$39,936.

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    US powerboat registrations on par with last year


    New US powerboat registrations through September show retail sales down just under 1% on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and up 5% on a rolling three-month year-over-year basis, bringing retail units “back on par with last year”, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

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    Two yachts destroyed in fire worth US$24m


    An early morning weekend fire destroyed two yachts worth an estimated US$24m in what officials are calling the “biggest fire loss in Ft Lauderdale history”.

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    Appointment at SmartPlug


    US-based shore power equipment manufacturer SmartPlug Systems has named Ron Bailey as its new global vice president of sales and marketing.

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    Miami Innovation Award nominations open


    January 10 is the entry deadline for products to be nominated for the 2020 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) Innovation Awards.

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    MJM Yachts makes US$12m investment in North Carolina


    MJM Yachts, the Boston, Massachusetts-based builder of “eco-friendly motoryachts”, is creating a new shipyard in Washington, North Carolina with a US$12m investment and the promise of creating more than 200 jobs over the next five years.

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    Strong Q1 for MasterCraft Boat Holdings


    MasterCraft Boat Holdings Inc marked a strong start to its 2020 fiscal year, reporting gains in revenues, net income and adjusted EBITA among its first quarter results.

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    Mechanical Products appoints new sales rep


    Mechanical Products Company (MP), the US-based circuit breaker specialist, has added IMDS to its team of sales representatives.

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    Party with the USA at METSTRADE


    The nearly 90 METSTRADE exhibitors from the US will host a reception on Day Two of the 2019 international trade conference in Amsterdam on 20 November.

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    Lund launches two new 2020 models


    The Tyee 1875 and Tyee 1975 are packed with fishing features

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    Double-digit sales success for Maritimo at FLIBS


    Australian yacht-builder Maritimo has reported double-digit sales at this year’s Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), resulting in a strong end to a year in which the brand set out to strengthen its presence in the US market.

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    US Senate spending bill includes boating industry priorities


    The United States Senate last week passed a package of appropriations bill that includes funding for some of the recreational boating industry’s top priorities. The move allows members of the Senate and House to meet in conference committee to negotiate a resolution to the differences in spending bills passed by ...

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    Weatherford Capital makes third multimillion-dollar investment in Safe Harbor


    Safe Harbor Marinas has received a US$41m infusion of cash from Weatherford Capital, the third multimillion-dollar investment from the Tampa, Florida-based private equity firm since 2017.

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    Entry deadline set for Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards


    Exhibitors have until 20 December to submit entries for the 2020 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. The awards will be presented during the Sneak Peek Evening on Wednesday 22 January in the show’s lifestyle feature booth.

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    Malibu Boats releases strong Q1 results


    US-based boatbuilder Malibu Boats Inc reported strong first quarter results today, noting year-over-year gains in sales, profits and net income.