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Monterey Boats Receives Prestigious Volvo Penta Award

Monterey Boats was awarded the 2006 Volvo Penta Achievement Award, for recognition of having the highest single-year unit growth of any boat builder in the United States.


National Marine Distributors Association Names 21 Finalists For Supplier of the Year Awards

The National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) has selected 21 equipment manufacturers as finalists for its Supplier of the Year Awards.


Prospec Celebrates 20 Years of Sweet Sounds in Boating

Prospec Electronics took its first step into the boating industry with the introduction of SeaWorthy marine audio products in 1986. 


Handi-Man Marine Completes Acquisition of S & J Products, Ltd.

Handi-Man Marine a global provider of packaged marine fastener products, today announced it has completed the acquisition of S & J Products, Ltd.


Solar-Powered Lighthouses Illuminate Dark Waterway

Solar-powered Carmanah LEDs from Premier Materials sit atop replicas of American lighthouses along the shoreline to light the way.


BoatU.S. Magazine Honored for Advocacy

For the fourth year in a row, BoatU.S. Magazine has received an Apex Award, this time in the contest's Editorials and Advocacy Writing category for its editorial column, Behind the Buoy, written by editor Michael Sciulla.


SAIL Hires Andrew Howe As New England Regional Manager

Andrew (Andy) Howe has been appointed New England Regional Manager for SAIL Magazine.


Yamaha Marine Awards $12,000 in Scholarships in Recognition of Academic Excellence

Yamaha Marine Group has awarded four $3,000 scholarships to outstanding students of Yamaha Outboard dealers and their employees as part of the company’s 2006 Dealership Scholarship Program.


Nordic Tugs Repowers the 32 Pilothouse Cruiser

Nordic Tugs has repowered the 32 pilothouse cruiser.


Jetpac Combines Power and Style to Meet Boater Needs

Sword Marine's innovative JetPac is the new wave in marine propulsion. 


The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology Announces the First “Mystic Meet”

The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is pleased to announce it will be holding the First “Westlawn Mystic Meet” at the Mystic Seaport on Saturday, July 22, 2006. 


ESPN Announces 2006 ESPY Award Nominations

Yamaha pro angler Ish Monroe, coming off one of the best years of his fishing career, has been nominated for a 2006 ESPY Award in the “Best Angler” category along with three other pro anglers.


New Sales Responsibilities Announced at ACR Electronics

Two veterans of the ACR Electronics sales team have assumed new titles and responsibilities‹a result of the company's aggressive move into bridge electronics and an overall increase in marine sales domestically and worldwide.


SK Watermakers Chooses Jerry Martin Company

SK Watermakers of Vero Beach, Florida, has chosen Jerry Martin Company to develop the company's public relations program, and to enhance its North American market presence.


Yamaha Marine Offers Matching $500 Discount For Kenai River Motor Buy Back Program

To help the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, IRA and local environmental groups improve the water quality of the Kenai River in Alaska, Yamaha Marine Group is matching an Environmental Protection Agency grant that encourages anglers to upgrade their old technology two-stroke outboards, regardless of brand, for a new Yamaha F50hp, manufactured after April 1, 2005, with a Yamaha Kenai Limited Horsepower Reduction kit installed, which meets EPA low emission standards.


Scout Boats, Inc. Restructures Production with Additional New Hires

Scout Boats, Inc. has hired two new key managers and restructured the two main boatbuilding plants due to increased demand and expansive growth.


TowBoatU.S. Opens Two New Ports in Michigan

TowBoatU.S., part of the nation's largest on-the-water towing service for recreational boaters, has open two new ports on southern Lake Michigan, TowBoatU.S. St. Joseph and TowBoatU.S. South Haven, MI.


Vessel Assist Olympia, WA, Opens

Vessel Assist, the nation's largest on-the-water towing service for recreational boaters, has added a location on Washington's Puget Sound with the opening of Vessel Assist Olympia, WA.


Monterey Boats Debuts All-New 330 Sport Yacht for 2007

Monterey Boats is unveiling the all-new 330 Sport Yacht, the latest edition to the already popular line.


BoatU.S. Has Five Tips For Trailer Boats

The BoatU.S. Trailering Club has five hot tips to help prevent trailer boat owners from becoming a roadside statistic this summer.