Webasto presents top customer awards

To show appreciation for those that have contributed to its successful year, Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America, Inc. recently presented its 2015 Top Customer awards. The manufacturer of comfort systems for boats recognized six companies. Sure Marine won Distributor of the Year. Taking Feel Cool Fast Self-Contained A/C Distributor of the Year was Marysville […]
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IMI awards CMM, CMO certifications at IMBC

The International Marina Institute, the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, awarded certifications to three marina professionals as Certified Marina Managers  and three marina professionals as a Certified Marina Operator January 28 at the 2016 International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale. IMI’s newest CMMs include David Bird of Quayside Marina (Vancouver, […]
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METS 2015: Boatbuilder awards recognize creativity

Italian entrepreneur Paolo Vitelli, who founded Azimut Yachts as a student in Italy and who later acquired the venerable Benetti brand, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement at METS. “People say that to succeed you need vision, you must suffer, and you need passion. In […]
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METS 2015: Boatbuilder awards recognize creativity

Italian entrepreneur Paolo Vitelli, who founded Azimut Yachts as a student in Italy and who later acquired the venerable Benetti brand, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement at METS. “People say that to succeed you need vision, you must suffer, and you need passion. In […]
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Scout Boats awards top dealers, showcases 2016 models

Scout Boats, Inc. held its 2016 Model Year Dealer Meeting September 24 – 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The dealer meeting consisted of a two day dealer event, media boat testing, a successful customer sales expo, top dealer awards and the debut of the company’s all new 231 XS Bay Boat. During the welcome dinner, […]
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters, recreational boating

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $ 16.2 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. CVA provides grant funds for the construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste. The program also […]
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West Marine awards $30,000 in marine concervation grants

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – West Marine, the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering marine gear, apparel and footwear, today announced the recipients of their annual Marine Conservation Grants program.  Grants are being awarded to organizations who are working to “improve and protect marine habitat,” which is a key part of West Marine’s mission. The Marine Conservation Grants […]
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Double ‘Boat of the Year’ awards for Farr 280

COWES, U.K. — The Premier Composite Technologies-built Farr 280 has won two prestigious ‘Boat of the Year’ awards. The US sailing magazine Sailing World named the Farr 280 as overall ‘Boat of the Year’ after testing 15 performance sailboats. The independent judging panel cited the Farr 280’s superb construction quality as one of its best attributes, […]
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Nominations open for WSIA Leadership Awards

The Water Sports Industry Association is now accepting nominations for its annual leadership awards, designed to recognize the best in the water sports industry. The award program has been revamped this year and includes the following categories: Retail Shop of the Year Marine Dealership of the Year Wake Park of the Year Ski/Wake School or […]
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Vamos A Pescar website wins two W3 awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced its Vamos a Pescar campaign website was awarded two 2014 W3 Silver Awards by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. VamosAPescar.org was honored for excellence in the General Website and Mobile Website categories. This year’s competition received more than 4,000 entries from organizations […]
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