Business
Premier Pontoons Exits Bankruptcy

Premier Pontoons Exits Bankruptcy

11-Jun-2018

Premier Pontoons has announced that it has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, under new ownership, will continue to manufacture boats for distribution nationwide. Premier first filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2017. Under Chapter 11, it reorganized and was purchased by Premier Po...
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Great Lakes News
Winnebago Industries Buys Chris-Craft

Winnebago Industries Buys Chris-Craft

07-Jun-2018

Winnebago Industries, an RV manufacturer based in Forest City, Iowa, has purchased boatbuilder Chris-Craft. Terms of the deal were not made public, but this is Winnebago’s first step into the marine market, in line with its plan to grow its existing outdoor lifestyle portfolio. &ld...
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Great Lakes News
Manitowoc Marina Purchases Nestegg Marine

Manitowoc Marina Purchases Nestegg Marine

28-Apr-2018

Manitowoc Marine, a family owned full-service marina, has bought Marinette, Wisconsin-based Nestegg Marine. “Almost every aspect of the Nestegg’s business mirrors Manitowoc’s current operation,” says Manitowoc Marina’s president, Rich Larsen. “From boat sale...
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Business
Grand Banks to Acquire Stuart

Grand Banks to Acquire Stuart

25-Apr-2018

Grand Banks announced it will acquire Stuart Service Yard in Florida to serve as its official U.S. headquarters, consolidating its existing U.S. offices and storage. The marina will also replace the group’s existing rental facilities and berths, acting as a private dock and exhibition venue fo...
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Business
West Marine Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mystery Gift Card Promotion

West Marine Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mystery Gift Card Promotion

19-Apr-2018

(Press Release) — West Marine, the world’s premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear, proudly announced today that it will commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary (and officially welcome the spring season) with a special promotion. On Saturday, April 2...
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Business
Mercury Marine Expands R&D Facility

Mercury Marine Expands R&D Facility

11-Apr-2018

Mercury Marine’s global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is now under construction. The company has broken ground on a new $10 million Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) facility that is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The NVH facility will conduct research and devel...
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Business
Seakeeper Under New Ownership

Seakeeper Under New Ownership

11-Apr-2018

After an extensive search, Seakeeper is now under new ownership. Madison Industries, a Chicago-based company, is now the majority owner of Seakeeper. The current management at Seakeeper will continue to run daily operations, while Madison Industries’ CEO Larry Gies will serve in a leadersh...
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Business
Irish Boat Shop Opens in Traverse City

Irish Boat Shop Opens in Traverse City

11-Apr-2018

The Irish Boat Shop is set to open a store in Traverse City, Michigan; the company president says this has been a goal for decades. The marine retailer will open at a former conference center at 2035 US-31. It will be the third location for Irish Boat Shop, joining Harbor Springs and Charlevoix....
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Business
Navico Acquires Yacht Defined and Invests in HOC Yachts

Navico Acquires Yacht Defined and Invests in HOC Yachts

29-Mar-2018

Marine electronics powerhouse, Navico, has added a new company to its portfolio: Yacht Defined Sweden AB. Yacht Defined is a modern and user-friendly technology platform that offers boaters an intuitive user interface for driving, living aboard and owning a boat. The platform provides deep-system in...
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Business
Onekama Marine Newest Wellcraft Dealer

Onekama Marine Newest Wellcraft Dealer

24-Mar-2018

Onekama Marine, located on Portage Lake, and Lake Michigan Yacht Sales, located in Bay Harbor, Michigan, are the newest Wellcraft Boats dealers in the Midwest. Wellcraft is an iconic name in the boating industry. With a focus on both family boating and fishing, they are an ideal fit for Michig...
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