Taylor Made Group president and chief operating officer Andy Jobbins announces retirement

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – The Taylor Made Group has announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Andy Jobbins will retire at the close of the company’s current fiscal year, effective October 1. Jobbins was promoted to his current position in 2010 after serving as trend marine products managing director and Taylor Made Group’s international managing director. […]
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Portland fireboats gain speed with engines from Pacific Power Group

Pacific Power Group recently teamed up with Vigor Industrial company Oregon Iron Works to supply high-speed marine engines for two new fast-response fireboats to the city of Portland. Portland upgraded its fireboat fleet to meet emergency response demand on about 150-miles of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, requiring that the new boats be fast and […]
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Kruskopf & Company dives in to work with Nautic Global Group

MINNEAPOLIS –  Minneapolis-based advertising agency Kruskopf & Company (KC) today announced the addition of Nautic Global Group (NGG) to its roster of clients.  Elkart, Ind.-based Nautic is the nation’s third largest boat manufacturer with several leading brands distributed through more than 300 U.S. dealers. KC’s assignment includes creating brand identity, strategy and creative development in […]
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Hubbell Marine welcomes rep group

Shelton, Conn. – Expanding its salesforce, Hubbell Marine welcomes Midwest Outdoor Marketing to its team. The rep group’s territory includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. “Midwest Outdoor Marketing has the industry knowledge and relationships to grow our business to its maximum potential,” said […]
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Yamaha Marine Group supports Striped Bass American Heritage Act

WASHINGTON – Yamaha Marine Group announced today its support of Congressman Tom MacArthur’s (R-NJ) Striped Bass American Heritage Act, which would designate this iconic species as the “National Fish” of the United States. Just as the bald eagle is the avian symbol of the U.S., the striped bass is a uniquely American fish that has been […]
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Larson Boat Group partners with Clarks Landing as Striper dealer

Little Falls, Minn. – Larson Boat Group’s (LBG) announces its latest dealer partner, Clarks Landing, as the Striper dealer for New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania. Clarks Landing’s Point Pleasant facility will be selling and serving the passionate fishing enthusiasts of South Jersey with Striper’s line-up of center consoles, walk arounds and dual consoles from […]
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Dean Burnett named president of Yamaha Watercraft Group

KENNESAW, GA –  Yamaha Watercraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced that Dean Burnett, former Vice President for Yamaha Marine Group, has accepted the position of President of Yamaha Watercraft Group, which oversees the sales, marketing and distribution of Yamaha WaveRunners® and Sport Boats. Effective January 23, Burnett succeeds Mark Speaks, […]
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Dometic Group completes acquisition of Atwood Mobile Products

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Dometic Group, a global leader of leisure products for the recreational vehicle (RV), marine, truck and automotive-based industries, today announced that the acquisition of Elkhart, Indiana-based Atwood Mobile Products, LLC has received clearance from US anti-trust authorities, and the transaction has been completed. Still pending is the completion of Dometic’s acquisition of […]
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Brunswick acquires Bell Recreational Products Group

Brunswick Corporation today announced that it has acquired Bell Recreational Products Group, a subsidiary of Bell Industries. Bell RPG is a distributor of parts and accessories (P&A) to the marine, recreational vehicle and powersports markets, serving primarily the Upper Midwest through locations in Eagan, Minn., Grand Rapids, Mich. and Milwaukee, Wis. Bell RPG had sales of […]
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Bénéteau Group acquires Rec Boats brands

Bénéteau Group closed on a deal Monday to purchase the Rec Boat Holdings family of brands including Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. “This acquisition is in line with the Group’s development strategy for the North American motorboat market. After launching sales of motorboats over 12 meters in 2010, the Group is embarking on the […]
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