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Friday, April 10, 2020

Peter Whiting, Managing Partner, announced that Seattle Northwest Yachts, LLC, is continuing its expansion and vertical integration with the recent acquisition of famed 60-year-old boat manufacturing operation, Tartan-Legacy. Seattle Yachts has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, Marine Manufacturing Group LLC (MMG) to purchase the

tags: Company Expansions, New Boat Models, Sailing

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Thousand Islands Boat Museum in Gananoque, Ontario has been building a tangible legacy to house special nautical treasures… and it’s almost complete! Located on the St. Lawrence River just 20 minutes from Kingston, the Boathouse is already attracting visitors from far and wide, sharing the magic spirit of the Thousand

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Company Expansions, History, Lake Ontario

Monday, April 6, 2020

Manitowoc Marina, LLC, the operator of Manitowoc Marina in Manitowoc, WI, and Nestegg Marine in Marinette, WI is pleased to announce they have been selected to represent Axopar Boats. Axopar was founded in 2014 in Finland, on the concept of providing well-made, competitively priced boats, that are immediately recognizable with their

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan, Marina

Thursday, April 2, 2020

In 2018, MarineMax changed the online customer experience. With the launch of their first online event dubbed the "Virtual Yacht Expo," MarineMax pioneered a new way to connect with boaters. By using an online platform to "display" yachts from across the country, anyone anywhere could log in any time and visit the Virtual Yacht Expo

tags: Company Expansions, COVID-19, Dealerships, Software & Apps, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. recently announced plans for its future Suzuki Marine Technical Center USA, scheduled to be built on a 20-acre waterfront property in Panama City, Florida. While the official launch date for this project is still unknown, Suzuki is currently finishing renovations on existing building sites on the

tags: Company Expansions, Engines, Job Opportunities, South Coast

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Recreational boaters like to go places, but to welcome them and take advantage of the spending they bring, you need safe dockage for the day or night. The Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program funnels federal taxes paid by recreational boaters on the sale of motorboat and small engine fuel back to the states to attract visiting

tags: Company Expansions, Law & Politics

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MarineMax and Seakeeper partnered to elevate boaters' experiences on the water. "If you haven't had the chance to witness a Seakeeper demonstration, you need to," states Gayle Niedenfuer, MarineMax Director of Operations. "The Seakeeper technology helps to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll often caused by waves, wake, and choppy

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Retrofitting, Service & Repair, Stabilization

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

CMP Group Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of marine products today announced the acquisition of MarineTech Products, Inc. based in Vadnais Heights, MN. MarineTech is a long standing and well respected provider of boating products and solutions under the Panther™, TROLLMaster™, EZ Steer®, Navigator® and

tags: Canada, Company Expansions

Friday, March 13, 2020

In an effort to better serve the Great Lakes boating community, Spring Brook Marine and Catawba Moorings have partnered to expand Catawba Moorings’ product offerings to include Pardo Yachts, Sirena Yachts, and Fairline Yachts throughout the eastern Great Lakes. Catawba Moorings has a long history of success in the Lake

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sea Bags, the Maine-based designer and manufacturer of stylish and durable bags, totes and accessories handmade from recycled sails, is excited to announce that it is expanding to the Great Lakes region and opening four new stores in Michigan between March and April. All stores will carry Sea Bags’ unique designs and seasonal

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Company Expansions, Environmental Impact, Gift Ideas, Sailing

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