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Pete Beauregard, Jr. Joins MBIA Board of Directors

Pete Beauregard, Jr. Joins MBIA Board of Directors

20-Aug-2018

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) board has appointed Pete Beauregard, Jr., president of Colony Marine in St. Clair Shores, to the MBIA board of directors as the Southeast Regional Director. Beauregard will fill the term left from the recent passing of Tom Haag, former vice pre...
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BRP to Buy Manitou Pontoon Builder Triton Industries

BRP to Buy Manitou Pontoon Builder Triton Industries

08-Aug-2018

In order to grow its new marine group, BRP announced it will buy the maker of Manitou pontoons, Triton Industries. The addition follows the news that the group purchased Alumacraft, the fishing boat manufacturer. Business will continue as-is at Triton, but BRP's expansion will also continue....
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West Michigan Yacht Sales Opens in Holland

West Michigan Yacht Sales Opens in Holland

06-Aug-2018

Holland, Michigan’s newest boat brokerage and dealer has opened on the third floor of M.E. Yacht Restoration’s showroom. The sales offices overlook the massive 70,000-square-foot temperature-controlled building. West Michigan Yacht Sales sells Pursuit and Brig Boats. M.E. Yacht R...
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Colony Marine Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Colony Marine Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

19-Jul-2018

Pete Beauregard, Jr., president and owner of Colony Marine in Michigan, has appointed Dave Giles to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. “We are extremely excited to have Dave onboard our Colony Marine team,” Beauregard, Jr. says. “With his accomplished caree...
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Navico and C-Map Merge to Form One Brand

Navico and C-Map Merge to Form One Brand

05-Jul-2018

Navico Group — the parent company of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G — announced that C-Map and Navico have merged. The two have a “shared ambition” to fashion the “world’s biggest digital marine ecosystem," according to the press release. The merger will als...
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Great Lakes News
RCR Yachts Opens Storefront in Sandusky

RCR Yachts Opens Storefront in Sandusky

28-Jun-2018

RCR Yachts has opened the doors to a new storefront in Sandusky, Ohio. The boat dealer, based in Rochester, New York and Erie, Pennsylvania, chose the location on West Water — next to the Hotel Kilbourne and across the street from the Sandusky Ferry Terminal — because of the city's b...
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Great Lakes News
Brunswick Keeps Sea Ray, Discontinues Sport Yacht Models

Brunswick Keeps Sea Ray, Discontinues Sport Yacht Models

28-Jun-2018

Brunswick Corp. announced that it has stopped the sale process of Sea Ray and will also discontinue sport yacht and yacht models, resulting in the wind down of yacht production in the third quarter of 2018. “Over the last several months, we have engaged in a thorough sale process for t...
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Great Lakes News
Cruisers Yachts Adds American Marine to its Dealer List

Cruisers Yachts Adds American Marine to its Dealer List

21-Jun-2018

American Marine, headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, will be a distributor of new 2019 model year Cruisers Yachts and Cruisers Sport Series vessels. The seller has two other locations in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa. “Our return to the Mississippi River market sets us u...
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Business
Trident Funding Partners with Oakland Capital Partners, LLC

Trident Funding Partners with Oakland Capital Partners, LLC

20-Jun-2018

Oakland Capital Partners, LLC closed its private investment in Trident Funding Corporation, the largest originator of boat and yacht loans in the U.S. Founded in 1996 by Jim Foley, Bob Dunford and Mike Bryant, Trident Funding Corporation (TFC) has been a recognized leader in the marine lending ...
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Bay Marine Signs Monte Carlo Yachts

Bay Marine Signs Monte Carlo Yachts

14-Jun-2018

Bay Marine has added Monte Carlo Yachts to its lineup of product offerings. Monte Carlo Yachts is a luxury custom yacht manufacturer out of Monfalcone, Italy that builds custom flybridge yachts from 65 to 105 feet. “Monte Carlo Yachts and Bay Marine share the same passion for deli...
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