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Blue Water Marine Paints Now Under Sea Hawk Brand

Blue Water Marine Paints Now Under Sea Hawk Brand

27-Dec-2019

New Nautical Coatings, Inc. — parent company of Sea Hawk Paints — is now the owner of Blue Water Marine Paints, whose product line includes antifoulings, topside finishes, epoxy primers and marine urethanes. “We believe this transaction will provide truly unique opportunities ...
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Snag-a-Slip Acquires Slipsure

Snag-a-Slip Acquires Slipsure

13-Dec-2019

Snag-A-Slip, the online boat slip reservation service, has acquired SlipSure, an app for instant and same-day boater bookings. “Snag-A-Slip’s mission is to make booking slips seamless and as easy as possible for both boaters and marinas. The acquisition of SlipSure accelerates our ...
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Freedom Boat Club Announces 200th Franchise

Freedom Boat Club Announces 200th Franchise

13-Nov-2019

Freedom Boat Club has announced its 200th franchise location, which is the Madeira Beach location for the Tampa, Florida franchise. The company went from 100 locations to 200 in just over three years. Freedomboatclub.com. (http://www.Freedomboatclub.com) ...
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SkipperBud’s Acquires MasterCraft Boats of Chicago

SkipperBud’s Acquires MasterCraft Boats of Chicago

04-Nov-2019

Illinois-based SkipperBud’s has acquired the assets and inventory of the MasterCraft Boats of Chicago dealership. The operations will be split between two Illinois locations, Volo and Antioch, and the primary showroom will be at SkipperBud’s Sequoit Harbor location. “We are ...
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JBYS Welcomes Travis Smith, Announces New Location

JBYS Welcomes Travis Smith, Announces New Location

07-Oct-2019

Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) welcomes Travis Smith to its crew of skilled and experienced sales professionals. Smith has worked in sales for more than 29 years and holds a 100-ton USCG Master Captain license. Smith is stationed out of a new JBYS location on M-104 in West Michigan, just...
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Yamaha Breaks Ground on New Indiana Manufacturing Facility

Yamaha Breaks Ground on New Indiana Manufacturing Facility

27-Sep-2019

In July, Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers Inc. (YPPI) broke ground on a new 54,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Greenfield, Indiana. The new facility will add 30 new jobs and will increase manufacturing output by 67%. “This is the largest expansion we have ever experienced at ...
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Navico Appoints Frostad as President and CEO

Navico Appoints Frostad as President and CEO

19-Sep-2019

Navico has appointed Knut Frostad as president and CEO, assuming the role of outgoing CEO Leif Ottosson. Frostad has been with Navico for 14 years, and his new role will begin immediately. navico.com (http://www.navico.com) ...
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ShoreMaster and HydroHoist Team Up

ShoreMaster and HydroHoist Team Up

18-Sep-2019

Two of the marine industry’s leading dock and boat lift brands have merged. ShoreMaster and HydroHoist combine to create the largest dock and boat lift company in North America, with more than 700 worldwide dealers. “I see unlimited potential from the combined forces of these two m...
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Travelopia Invests $130 Million in Its Charter Operations

Travelopia Invests $130 Million in Its Charter Operations

11-Sep-2019

Following Hurricane Irma in 2017, Travelopia — the parent company to The Moorings and Sunsail — has made an ongoing investment of more than $130 million into its charter businesses. The investment includes new fleet additions, including new monohulls by Jeanneau and Beneteau, and new sai...
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MarineMax Acquires Fraser

MarineMax Acquires Fraser

06-Sep-2019

Fraser Yachts Group — a Monaco-based yacht brokerage, chartering and management brand in business since 1947 — has been acquired by MarineMax from the Azimut Benetti Group. Fraser staff will stay in place, as will directors Roberto Giorgi and Paolo Vitelli in an advisory capacity. The ag...
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