Nation’s first law requiring carbon monoxide detectors on boats takes effect

Yesterday a new state law took effect in Minnesota requiring carbon monoxide detectors on certain boats. The law, known as “Sophia’s Law,” now requires marine-certified carbon monoxide detectors on all covered motorboats with an enclosed area for sleeping and a galley with a sink and toilet compartments. The detectors can be either hardwired or battery …
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NorthCoast Boats adds three new dealers

NorthCoast Boat’s authorized dealer network is actively expanding as its welcomes aboard Monahan’s Marine Inc., in Weymouth, Mass.; Buras Marine, to cover the Annapolis, Md., market; and Willis Marine Center in Huntington, N.Y. “NorthCoast Boats designers and craftsmen deeply understand the importance of their work,” said - Gregg Weatherby, director of sales and marketing. “Each of …
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Institute of Marine Technology and Warner University create marine technology program

Institute of Marine Technology announced a partnership with Warner University in Florida to start the Marine Technology program on campus in Lake Wales, Florida. The intent of IMT’s Marine Technology program is to prepare individuals for entry-level technician opportunities in the watercraft industry. Students will be able to pursue two courses of action in the …
Boating Industry

Brunswick reports 8.4 percent sales growth for quarter

This story will be updated after the Brunswick earnings call Thursday morning. Brunswick Corp. on Thursday reported sales growth for the first quarter of 2017, with 14 percent growth in boat sales leading the way. “Our first quarter revenues increased by 8 percent,” said Brunswick Chairman and CEO Mark Schwabero. “Our top line reflected strong …
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Boating industry, outdoors groups meet with administration officials

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service Monday, for the first of what’s expected to be a series of official meetings to address boating and outdoor recreation expansion and improvements. The ORIR includes several groups in the boating industry, including BoatUS, MRAA …
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Boston Whaler introduces 240 Dauntless Pro

Boston Whaler has introduced the 240 Dauntless Pro, designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. “The 240 Dauntless Pro is designed for the serious angler, with features and options that serve the technical bay boat market,” said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler’s vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “It’s a tremendous …
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