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Monday, June 22, 2020

Effective August 1st, Mack Boring & Parts Co. will assume additional marine territory in the Great Lakes Region of the United States to include Northern Illinois and Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Ohio, and Wisconsin. Mack Boring & Parts Co. currently represents Scania’s latest marine platform: 13- and

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) and a world leader in marine propulsion systems, has entered into a strategic supply agreement with BRP to be the supplier of choice for BRP owned boat brands Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex & Stacer. BRP has made the decision to discontinue the production of E-TEC and

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Newark, N.Y. New York Sea Grant has redesigned, enhanced access, and added resources to the New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse website at to support NY's watercraft inspection steward programs as well as water enthusiasts and recreational boaters. The site is also now a mobile-friendly gateway to

tags: Boating 101, Company Expansions, Education, Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario

Monday, May 25, 2020

Truck-Lite Holdings today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Clarience Technologies, LLC. The name change reflects the company's broader focus on providing total visibility to the commercial and recreational transportation industry through its family of technology-driven brands. The name Clarience is formed by

tags: Company Expansions, Lighting

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Manitowoc Marina is thrilled to announce their exclusive representation of Baltic Yachts on the Great Lakes, in close partnership with Rodgers Yacht Sales of Connecticut. Baltic Yachts of Finland has entered into the new partnership to represent their impressive line of high-performance yachts across the United States. With the

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Century Boats is excited to announce the acquisition of Vanquish Boats, Doug Zurn designed and builder of premium center console, dual console, cuddy, and runabout dayboats renowned for their beauty, classic American styling, and exceptional performance. Proudly a part of the American boating experience since the 1930s, this merger is

tags: Company Expansions

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The problem of what to do with discontinued products has long plagued marine apparel manufacturers. Their options are limited. They can sell it at a discount on their own websites but these items compete with their current offerings and confuse their brand image. They can offer it at discounts to their dealers, however, this ties up

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Company Expansions, Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today that it has partnered with MJM Yachts. Under the terms of the agreement, Propspeed will be the standard foul-release coating for all MJM Yachts’ underwater running gear such as propellers, shafts, struts, rudders, trim tabs and through-hull fittings.

tags: Company Expansions, Environmental Impact, Polishes & Waxes, Service & Repair

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Over the past several months, a survey has been available on the Great Lakes Scuttlebutt website asking readers to provide input on their favorite parts of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt as well as what they want to see from the magazine. “One thing that became clear when reading feedback was that much of what our readers are looking

tags: Company Expansions

Monday, May 4, 2020

2020 will forever be remembered for the accelerated rate of communication changes; not just in technology and “salty dogs having to learn new tricks,” but in how we have had to meld the “way we’ve always done things” with the way communication and personal interaction had to change. Sailors and boaters

by: Beth Oliver Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Company Expansions, Coupons & Discounts, COVID-19, Education, Promotions & Giveaways, Sailing

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