With the 114th Congress taking office this month, it’s time for issues new and old to take center stage again. Boating Industry talked to Nicole Vasilaros, director of regulatory and legal affairs at the National Marine Manufacturers Association, about some of the key legislative issues facing the marine industry and what we can expect from […]

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The last year has been very eventful for Mercury, with the introduction of its first purpose-built sterndrive engine in 2014, along with a number of new outboards. There was also a change in leadership, as Mercury president Mark Schwabero was named president and chief operating officer of Brunswick Corp. Taking over his role was John […]

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NORFOLK and MINNEAPOLIS — Dominion Marine Media and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have partnered for a third consecutive year to bring their popular Marine Retail University to Massachusetts, Thursday, Jan. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Brockton, Mass. For the past two years, the event has been hosted by the […]

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BREA, Calif.– Whether its time to buy a new boat or simply re-power their existing vessel, Suzuki wants to help boaters get the most for their money – and give dealers the opportunity to close more sales. That’s why they’re offering buyers Suzuki’s proven “Gimme Six!” Extended Product Protection on all new outboards from 25 […]

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2015) — Due to the overwhelming market reception and solid retail demand for its new L-Class yachts, Sea Ray will increase production capacity by reactivating its Sykes Creek manufacturing facility in Merritt Island, Fla. The expanded production will commence in the summer of 2015. Hiring will begin immediately, and the company expects to […]

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KENNESAW, GA –  Yamaha Watercraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced that Dean Burnett, former Vice President for Yamaha Marine Group, has accepted the position of President of Yamaha Watercraft Group, which oversees the sales, marketing and distribution of Yamaha WaveRunners® and Sport Boats. Effective January 23, Burnett succeeds Mark Speaks, […]

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine has announced today that Randy Caruana has been promoted to Vice President, North & Central America, and Asia Pacific. Caruana was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America and now adds Central America and Asia Pacific to his responsibilities. Kevin Grodzki, who was President of Global […]

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KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Marine Group today announced the addition of four new product training modules to its world-class training curriculum through Yamaha Marine University™ Online. A related live training session is scheduled in Fort Lauderdale on January 28 in preparation for the 2015 Miami International Boat Show®. New outboard modules include the V MAX SHO® […]

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From optimism to confidence Even though boat sales bottomed out in 2011, even though the boating industry has continued to grow since then, the last couple of years have been ones of what can best be described as cautious optimism. But with an improving economy, and another year of robust boat sales growth, that optimism […]

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