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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rocna Anchors, a subsidiary of the CMP Group, announced an expansion of its global patent portfolio, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovation as well as being a world-class leader in the marine industry. Peter Smith, designer of the Rocna Anchors range, has been granted six patents by the Canadian and New Zealand

tags: Awards, Beyond the Lakes, Company Expansions, Anchors

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, Ohio has contracted with Fraser Shipyards of Superior, Wisconsin to build a new drive-on, drive-off passenger/vehicle ferry for delivery in fall 2019. The new ferry will be delivered from Lake Superior to Lake Erie and her new home port of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The vessel will be

tags: Company Expansions, Ferries, Lake Erie

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Less than three years after Brig Boats began distributing its rigid-hull inflatables in the United States, it’s safe to say that American boaters officially have caught RIB fever. Not only has Brig USA signed a whopping 15 dealers in the last 11 months, it was just named the No. 2 distributor worldwide for the Kharkov,

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Inflatable Boats, New Boat Models

Monday, September 24, 2018

Century Boats, a classic American boat company established in 1926 and based in Zephyrhills, Fla., today announced that it became the first boat manufacturer to incorporate Sileather™ Marine silicone leather fabric into its full production line for all upholstered pieces across all boat models. As a 100-percent silicone

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Company Expansions, New Boat Models

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bay Marine recently added Monte Carlo Yachts to its already impressive lineup of high quality, luxury motor yachts that include brands such as Hatteras, Riviera, Belize, Sabre, and Back Cove. “With Monte Carlo Yachts’ unique European styling and fine Italian detail, we feel strongly that this brand provides our customers

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Century Boats, a classic American boat company established in 1926 and based in Zephyrhills, Fla., today announced that it signed a new dealer agreement with Huron Lagoons Marina in Huron, Ohio. Huron Lagoons Marina is located on the Huron River just one mile from Lake Erie. “For more than 55 years – from 1928 to 1984

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Beneteau and North Sails will officially launch their partnership next week at a press event in Newport, RI. This exclusive event will be dedicated to new sailboat discovery and sea trials. The new Oceanis 46.1, built in Marion, SC; the new Figaro Beneteau 3 performance racing boat; and the new First 18 and First 24 sport day

tags: Company Expansions, Sailing

Friday, August 31, 2018

Malibu Boats, Inc. (“Malibu”), a leading global manufacturer of recreational fiberglass boats, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with S2 Yachts, Inc. (“S2”) to acquire all assets of its Pursuit Boats (“Pursuit”) brand for a total consideration of $100 million. Pursuit,

tags: Company Expansions

Thursday, August 30, 2018

HCB Center Console Yachts™ launched the new HCByachts.com to not only reflect the brand’s distinct personality, but to further develop the new product segment it created; the Center Console Yacht. HCB announced the segment descriptor earlier this year at the Miami International Boat Show, when it completed its rebrand and

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes

Thursday, August 30, 2018

MyTaskit, the award-winning online work coordination software company, has expanded its rapidly growing customer base with 15 new marine businesses representing more than 270 marine supervisors, managers and technicians, and in excess of 2,500 boat owners. By leveraging MyTaskit Pro and the newly launched MyTaskit mobile app, marine

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Company Expansions, Service & Repair, Software & Apps