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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

After more than 46 years, Frigibar Industries Inc., the manufacturer of premium American-made marine refrigeration units and freezers for boats and yachts, is relocating from Miami, Florida, to West Palm Beach. “The Frigibar team is looking forward to being part of the marine industry community in Palm Beach,” says

tags: Company Expansions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Most people who enjoy fishing have heard of the name Blackfin. First introduced in the 1970s, this fishing boat was built to provide a solid choice for offshore anglers and now you can get one on the shores of Lake Erie at Pier 53 Marine. A carbon fiber reinforced, self-bailing deep-vee hull with hidden oversized scuppers, this boat

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Monday, September 18, 2017

Maximo Marina is sited on St. Petersburg, Florida's quiet southwest side, in the Skyway Marina District. The historic harbor is going through a multi-phase, $25M renovation. The overhaul includes revised infrastructure and a slip reconfiguration with state-of-the-art 4-Post Boat Lifts from market leader Golden Boat Lifts. The

tags: South Coast, Company Expansions, Lifts & Hoists, Marina

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Vancouver, Canada – CMP (www.canmet.com) announced recently that Gerald Dyck has joined the firm to further enhance their growing portfolio of manufacturing facilities. Gerald brings his 25 years of senior-level manufacturing management experience in operations, engineering, business development, offshore manufacturing, and

tags: Company Expansions

Monday, September 11, 2017

The principals of Carbon Craft Inc. today announced they have acquired Southport Boats for an undisclosed amount. Anchors Aweigh Capital (AAC), a private investment firm focused on maritime businesses, advised Carbon Craft on the transaction. A new holding company named “Tuxedo Yachts” has been formed to acquire luxury

tags: Company Expansions

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000+ members in 23 states and Canada, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jeanneau Outboard Powerboats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Jeanneau joins a growing list of leading boat and engine brands featured in Freedom Boat

tags: Lake Erie, Beyond the Lakes, Boat Club, Company Expansions

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pier 53 Marine is excited to announce it has joined with Skeeter Boats as an authorized dealer. Pier 53 Marine is fully equipped to support the sales and service of all Skeeter boat products. Established in 2008, Pier 53 Marine has created a dealership facility that offers a high level of professionalism and customer service.

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Sunday, August 6, 2017

SkipperBud’s is excited to join forces with Alumacraft Boats! Effective today SkipperBud’s has been added to Alumacraft’s dealer network. “We are so pleased to be able to sign SkipperBud’s and welcome them to our dealer family,” says Bruce Baron, Alumacraft Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Boats Group, the leading global classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to marine brokers and dealers, today announced they are moving their corporate headquarters to Miami, Florida. Currently based in Norfolk, Virginia, the company anticipates the move to be complete by mid-summer, adding 80 new direct jobs

tags: Company Expansions, South Coast

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walstrom Marine announces the opening of its newest location in Traverse City. As a premier boat sales and service center in Northern Michigan with locations currently in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Cheboygan, Walstrom Marine is further expanding its footprint to include the greater Traverse City area. "This has been a desire of

tags: Used Boats, Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair