Garmin reports first quarter 2017 revenue and earnings growth

Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN – News) announced results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2017. Highlights for the first quarter 2017 include: Total revenue of $ 639 million, growing 2 percent over the prior year, with marine, outdoor, aviation and fitness collectively growing 12 percent over the prior year quarter and contributing 75 percent of …
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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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West Marine announces webcast and conference call regarding first quarter

West Marine, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMAR) will report its first quarter 2016 financial results at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 28, 2016, and will host a conference call later that same day at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast live over the Internet at www.westmarine.com on the “Investor Relations” page. They advise taking extra time prior to …
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Brunswick schedules first quarter earnings and conference call

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) will release its first quarter financial results on April 28, 2016, before the market opens by way of an advisory release, notifying the public that the complete and full-text results will be available on the company’s website.  The results will also be available on the SEC’s website with the Form 8-K filing […]
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Miami-Dade’s first residential marina in 20 Years opens

The new full-service marina at Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences has officially opened, marking Miami-Dade County’s first luxury residential marina and yacht club development in over 20 years. “This milestone marks more than the opening of a new marina. It’s an accomplishment of meeting our customers’ demands for a product that serves luxury residential […]
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Beneteau launches First 22 giveaway to celebrate 30th anniversary in U.S.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Beneteau announced today the giveaway of a new First 22 sailboat, a retail value of $ 29,900, during the upcoming United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis on October 8-12. The giveaway is part of Beneteau’s 30th anniversary of boat building in the USA. Show goers who purchase their tickets online and are eligible […]
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Solar electric kayak to make first expedition through Northwest Passage

GURNEE, Ill. – This summer, eco-adventurer Raphaël Domjan intends to travel the Northwest Passage along the northern coast of North America from the Pacific to the Atlantic with an electric kayak, propelled by an Ultralight 403 from Torqeedo. Domjan hit the international headlines back in May 2012. The Swiss engineer circumnavigated the Earth for the first […]
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Lightspeed: Parts revenue down for the first time in 14 months

Boat dealer parts revenue ended its 13-month streak of year-over-year increases in May. Sales were up 1.0 percent over the month of May 2014, according to a report by CDK Global Recreation that uses data from dealers who use CDK’s Lightspeed software. Unit sales and service sales were up while parts sales were down in […]
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Brunswick schedules first quarter earnings and conference call April 30

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) will release its first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, before the market opens by way of an advisory release, notifying the public that the complete and full-text results will be available on the company’s website at http://www.brunswick.com/investors/. The results will also be available on the […]
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First Larson-built Gekko boat rolls out the door

Tuesday marks the first Little Falls, Minnesota based Larson Boat Group (LBG) built Gekko Sports Revo 6.7 boat to roll out off its dedicated production line ready for delivery. Back on July 16th, Larson Boat Group and Gekko Sports announced a partnership, whereas LBG would be building Gekko’s four towboat models. Mark Overbye, Founder and […]
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