Evinrude renews partnership with Cabela’s National Walleye Tour

Bombardier Recreational Products, makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has rejoined the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour as an official sponsor for the 2017 season. The renewal was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick off April 12 on Lake Erie. As part of the agreement, Evinrude will continue to reward anglers …
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IBEX/METS partnership means growth, larger international presence

At the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast in October, show organizers announced that the owners and producers of METS would be the new co-owner of the annual IBEX show. RAI Amsterdam has purchased a 50 percent stake in IBEX from WoodenBoat Publications Inc., publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine and will now be an equal partner with …
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MarineMax announces partnership with Navigare Yachting

MarineMax Vacations has entered into a strategic partnership with sailing charter operator Navigare Yachting. Navigare Yachting manages the operation and related sales of yachts for charter of 250 sailing yachts in nine countries worldwide including the Caribbean, Sweden, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and Maldives. The partnership places MarineMax Vacations at the helm of …
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Mercury Marine and Chaparral expand partnership to include Robalo brand

Mercury Marine has announced an expanded partnership with Chaparral to include the Robalo brand. The partnership will focus on Mercury’s outboard product offerings. This partnership will give Robalo customers the opportunity to experience Mercury Marine and continue the engine manufacturer’s growth in key saltwater markets. “The Robalo lineup of center console boats is outstanding, and …
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Glidecoat signs new MRAA partnership

Glidecoat, a provider of products using Smart Surface Technology Nano-composite materials, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a partner member. Tested extensively by accredited laboratories and shown to deliver superior protection on all forms of water and extreme weather, Glidecoat products can also fully restore the original look and feel of watercraft …
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LH-Finance announces strategic global partnership with CGI Finance

BALTIMORE, Md. – LH-Finance, a newly established division of United Bank (Glastonbury, Conn.) that provides both retail and wholesale marine financing, today announced a strategic global partnership with the CGI Finance, the European leader in the yacht finance industry. Under this new strategic global partnership, LH-Finance will partner with CGI Finance to provide floor planning, […]
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Nautique and International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation extend partnership

ORLANDO – Nautique Boats and the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) announced a ten-year extension to their partnership, naming Nautique the exclusive boat of the 2016-2025 Water Ski World Championships. This long-term agreement solidifies the dedication of both organizations to promote the growth of watersports worldwide. The Ski Nautique is the official towboat of all […]
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Chris-Craft announces partnership with PTX Performance Products Inc.

SARASOTA, Fla. – Chris-Craft announced a new venture with a line of retro-modern lifestyle bikes. In partnership with design, development and manufacturing company, PTX Performance Products Inc. – a deal brokered by IMG, Chris-Craft’s global licensing agent – the release of this exclusive line of bicycles will extend Chris-Craft’s reach from the water to land. […]
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Gevo-ValvTect partnership game changer for isobutanol

It may have escaped your notice, but there was big news earlier this week on the alternative fuel front. Isobutanol — a safer and more efficient alternative to ethanol — could soon be making its way to a lot more marinas as producer Gevo signed a deal with ValvTect to distribute isobutanol-blended fuels. Marine industry […]
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Volvo’s Huibers on new engines, GM partnership

Volvo Penta unveiled its latest engines last week, showing off next-generation V8s and V6s at a media event in Virginia. The new sterndrive engines are based on the General Motors Gen V platform, a stark contrast from the decision by Mercury to design and manufacture its own purpose-built sterndrive engines. After the product intro, we […]
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