Sail America Industry Conference adds LH-Finance as sponsor

Marine financing specialist LH-Finance announced it will be a platinum sponsor of Sail America’s Industry Conference. The day-and-a-half event features educational seminars, workshops and networking events. It has hosted more than 150 of the sailing industry’s most prominent business professionals. “Supporting the Sail America Industry Conference is paramount for LH-Finance,” said Herve Bonnet, president and …
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Tom Lihan joins Nautor’s Swan as Regional Director for America

Tom Lihan has joined Nautor’s Swan in the role of Regional Director for North and South America. Lihan is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has had a lifetime of racing experience in Grand Prix, One Design, and Superyacht events with several world, North American and national titles.  After an investment banking career, which included …
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Marine Marketers of America announce winners of 2016 Neptune Awards

Marine Marketers of America announced the winners of its 2016 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence during the Miami International Boat Show Industry Breakfast on Friday. “Marine marketers gave us their best for this year’s highly competitive contest,” said Wanda Kenton Smith, president of MMA. “There was a wonderful variety of submissions and participating companies, …
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Tohatsu America Corp. moves, expands headquarters

Tohatsu America Corp., N. America distributor of Tohatsu outboards, has moved its warehouse and offices from Farmers Branch, Texas, to a new, larger headquarters in Coppell, Texas. The city of Coppell, a suburb of Dallas, is located just a couple of miles northeast of DFW International Airport. Tohatsu has been building the new facility for …
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Maritimo America attends 2016 Sydney Boat Show with Galati Yacht Sales

Maritimo America/Galati Yacht Sales attended the Sydney International Boat Show this past week to preview the latest lineup of Maritimo Yachts. Maritimo Yachts is a brand built in Gold Coast, Australia, and imported to the U.S. since 2002. Maritimo Yachts displayed the newest models including the M51, M61, M64 and M70 as well as the …
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Cruising Club of America celebrates 2015 award winners at annual dinner

Members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) from across the globe assembled at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to recognize their outstanding sailors of 2015 during the international organization’s Annual Awards Dinner on March 4, 2016. Representing a broad array of sailing achievements, the recipients of the 2015 Blue Water Medal, the […]
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Zodiac Nautic North America makes two new appointments

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Zodiac Nautic North America – a subsidiary of Zodiac Nautic – has made two new corporate appointments. Matthew Bolt has been named the company’s director of sales for the U.S & Canada. Bolt brings 15 years of inflatable boat experience to the table and is responsible for the planning, execution and achievement […]
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Fluid Watercraft to supply rigid inflatable boats to North America

STEVENSVILLE, Md. – Affinity Marine Group is pleased to announce the opening of its new facility in Stevensville Maryland and the debut of Fluid Watercraft, a company focused on the development and sales of cabin RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) for North America. The company’s initial models, the Fluid R280 and Fluid R350 will be featured at […]
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