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AIRMAR named title sponsor of East Coast Captain of the Year Cup

Description: AIRMAR Technology Corporation announced that it has secured the East Coast Title Sponsorship for the 2018 Captain of the Year Cup. In addition to the divisional sponsorship, AIRMAR will award a $2,000 cash bonus paid to the winning captain, if their boat is equipped with an AIRMAR Chirp-ready transducer. “AIRMAR is defining CHIRP technology and ...

Gregg Orr Marine Destin becomes newest Regulator dealer

Description: Regulator Marine, manufacturers of offshore sportfishing boats, announced Gregg Orr Marine Destin as their newest dealer in the Florida Panhandle, further expanding the company’s domestic dealer network. Recognized as a Top 100 Dealer in North America by Boating Industry in 2017, Gregg Orr Marine is known for its leadership in the boating world and commitment ...

AIRMAR launches new certification for marine installers

Description: AIRMAR Technology Corporation, manufacturer of Chirp-ready transducers, announced the launch of its first ever AIRMAR Certified Installer (ACI) program. The new certification is designed to provide installers of marine electronics with best practices for transducer selection, installation, and diagnostic testing. ACIs are able to provide customers with an additional third year of warranty coverage on ...

Chicago and Minneapolis shows report strong sales and leads

Description: Last weekend’s Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show wrapped a five-day run with a final attendance of 48,644, up 4 percent from last year’s attendance of 46,670. Exhibitor feedback was positive on strong sales and crowds, including Saturday, which saw more than 20,000 visitors in attendance. On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the show ...

U.S. House bill will lower marine product tariffs

Description: The U.S. House has passed legislation that will lower costs for some marine products companies. Legislation approved Tuesday evening included a package of Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTBs), which reduce or suspend import duties on certain products for three years. These products were fully vetted to ensure there was no domestic production and that they did ...

Lund joins forces with Student Angler Organization, Tournament Trail

Description: Lund is partnering with the Student Angler Organization and the Student Angler Tournament Trail to grow and protect the future of fishing and bring new anglers to the sport. The fishing industry is hitting a resurgence with an infusion of young anglers across the continent. Very similar to the recent youth movement in trap shooting, ...

Bristol Marine acquires Boothbay Harbor Shipyard

Description: Rhode Island-based Bristol Marine has announced the acquisition of Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. Located at the head of Boothbay Harbor, the shipyard joins Bristol Marine’s two other working waterfront locations, including boat yards in Bristol, R.I., and Somerset, Mass. Boothbay Harbor Shipyard has accommodated a wide range of vessels since its founding in the later 1800s--including ...

Boats Group Chairman Ian Atkins steps down Jan. 31

Description: Boats Group Chairman Ian Atkins will step down from his operational responsibilities with the company effective Jan. 31. Atkins will remain a member of the Boats Group board as an independent director. Having joined the company in 2000 when it was a San Francisco-based startup, Atkins initially developed the company’s operations outside North America where ...

Tohatsu notches 4 million mark with outboard production

Description: Tohatsu Marine Corp. has reached the 4 million unit mark with its outboard motor production. “It is a great honor to be able to celebrate this moment of such an achievement with you. For all that, we thank every single one of you,” said TMC President Toshihiro Kudo. Tohatsu has been manufacturing outboard motors since ...

Bulls Bay boats coming to Pasadena Boat Works

Description: Pasadena Boat Works has become an exclusive dealer for center-console Bulls Bay boats powered by Suzuki engines. The Bulls Bay boats are built by Carolina Composites in the same production line as their premiere lines of Pioneer and Avenger Boats and feature the Add A Lounge seating system, a fully adjustable lounge which converts into ...