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

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: Law & Politics, Company Expansions

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, recently announced that it has received official factory approval from Volvo Penta. After extensive testing for any potential compatibility issues, Dockmate has obtained approval to connect to the Volvo Penta electronic vessel control EVC-E and EVC-2. Dockmate is

tags: Smart Technology, Company Expansions

Monday, March 2, 2020

HydroHoist Boat Lifts, leading manufacturer of marine equipment, announced today a new addition to their product offerings, an all-new solution to dockside storage – the rugged and innovative 78-inch Rectangular HydroLocker™. The HydroLocker Series now offers two refreshing designs with unmatched durability, designed to

tags: Accessories, Company Expansions

Friday, February 14, 2020

Waters Edge Dock & Hoist is pleased and excited to announce a very special partnership with Golden Boat Lifts. The 2020 vision is to bring the best of the best to Michigan and its Great Lakes! For more than a decade, Waters Edge, headed up by brothers Jerry and Garrick Wilson, have been servicing Michigan’s waterfront

tags: Company Expansions, Lifts & Hoists