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Nautical Ventures Group announces U.S. debut of Brabus Shadow 800 tender

Description: South Florida-based Nautical Ventures Group has been chosen as the exclusive North American dealer for the new limited-edition Brabus Shadow 800, a 37-foot tender produced by Finnish boat builder Axopar Boats and German automotive engineering company and car manufacturer Brabus under an alliance agreement. Out of the limited 20 hand-made models that will be produced, two are ...

BoatUS conducting ethanol, summertime refueling survey

Description: With the start of the boating season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) wants to hear from boaters about their experiences with ethanol fuels in an online survey. The short, 13-question survey is an effort to gain an understanding about how ethanol fuels are affecting recreational boating this summer, gauge opinion, and seek ...

Regulator Marine introduces 2019 fleet, Regulator 41

Description: In 1988, Regulator Marine set out to reinvent the deep-vee center console sportfisher with the introduction of the Regulator 26. The company is celebrating 30 years of innovation with the introduction of its 2019 fleet and announcement of a 55,000 square foot factory expansion. The 2019 fleet advancements lead with the redesign of the Regulator ...

European retaliatory tariffs on U.S. Boats become effective Friday

Description: The European Commission has formally approved 25 percent tariffs on a range of American products, including boats, in response to the Trump Administration’s Section 232 tariffs on all aluminum and steel imports. After today (Thursday, June 21),  a 25 percent tariff will be applied to every boat destined for the EU. The global trade war ...

Modern Fish Act vote scheduled for Tuesday, June 26

Description: Next Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Modern Fish Act (MFA) – which modernizes outdated regulations that govern recreational fishing in saltwater. In addition, the U.S. Senate is moving forward with similar legislation. The National Marine Manufacturers Association will continue to keep this critical measure front and center as Congress prepares ...

NMMA issues industry-wide action call against tariff

Description: The National Marine Manufacturers Association is calling on industry stakeholders to sound off against the new 167.16 percent tariff on Chinese common alloy aluminum sheet imports. The total tariff on the key boating industry manufacturing material now stands at more than 200 percent. The Trump Administration claims its trade policies aim to level the playing ...

Brunswick announces $2 million investment at Princecraft Boats

Description: Princecraft Boats has improved its market share in North America. With overall growth in the pontoon market, Princecraft needed to make significant adjustments to meet strong demand and continue its momentum. To increase its production capacity, the Princeville, Quebec Canada-based boatbuilder invested approximately $850,000 last year to improve welding operations at its pontoon plant and ...

NMMA supports career, technical education funding reauthorization

Description: The National Marine Manufacturers Association has joined more than 400 business and education partners on a letter urging the Senate to take swift, bipartisan action to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. “Employers are reporting a shortage of skilled workers to fill in-demand positions," the joint letter stated. “Ensuring secondary and ...

NMRA expands benefits for independent sales reps

Description: The National Marine Representatives Association has expanded its benefit package for independent sales representative full members. Through a special collaboration, these representatives automatically receive membership in the Manufacturers' Agents National Association. For many years, NMRA has enjoyed a close working relationship with MANA and regularly offers its members access to its SalesWise business development training ...

P1 SuperStock repowers with Mercury Racing

Description: Mercury Racing has announced the Powerboat P1 SuperStock outboard racing series will repower for the 2019 season with the all-new 4.6L V8 four-stroke 300R outboard. The new 300R will replace Racing’s 300XS as the exclusive power for the series for both domestic and international venues. Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the naturally aspirated four-stroke 300R ...