FB Marine Group awarded PortMiami contract

South Florida-based FB Marine Group, a marine sales and service dealership, has been awarded a  government contract to refurbish, refinish and repower two coastal patrol boats for Miami-Dade County and PortMiami. Once completed, the two, 28 foot aluminum chambered boats will patrol PortMiami. “Our team of experts is ready to deliver the high-quality products and …
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Volvo Penta awarded World Yachts 2016 trophy

Volvo Penta has been recognized for its Inboard Performance System at the World of Yachts celebration at the Cannes Yachting Festival in the south of France. The awards were presented in front of more than 500 industry professionals and customers. The trophies reward the leading innovations in the luxury boating industry throughout the past year. …
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Coast Guard Foundation announces 128 scholarships awarded in 2016

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced Thursday that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships. Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the foundation is currently supporting 163 students totaling $ 576,500 in support …
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TruPlug awarded damages in Forespar suit

The Orange County Superior Court has awarded TruPlug more than $ 500,000 in damages in its lawsuit against Forespar, the company said Tuesday. TruPlug sued Forespar, a marine products distributor in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., claiming Forespar breached its exclusive distribution agreement and started selling its own emergency marine plug in lieu of TruPlug. The jury […]
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Lenco Marine, Inc. awarded IBBI Supplier of the Year honors for third consecutive year

STUART, Fla. – Lenco Marine is honored to have received the IBBI (Independent Boat Builders Incorporated) Supplier of the Year recognition award for the third consecutive year, as announced at the recent IBBI meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard DeVito, President of Lenco Marine, Inc. says, “This award is not one to be taken lightly. The […]
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Sea Tow Foundation awarded $220,000 in grands to support boating safety

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – The Sea Tow Foundation has been awarded two grants from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The first grant award of $ 120,000 funds the continuation of the Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program, which has distributed more than 22,000 life jackets to boaters […]
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