Joe O’Neal receives inaugural MMTA Frank Farrall Distinguished Service Award

Joe O’Neal was honored at the annual Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Business Conference with the first-ever Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award. The Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award is a new award that will be presented by the MMTA from time-to-time to an outstanding person in the marine industry. It may recognize long and devoted service, untiring …
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Boatsetter receives $13 million in new funding

Boatsetter announced Tuesday that it has completed $ 13 million of Series A funding that will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts as well as broaden and accelerate its operations in the United States, according to an article in The Miami Herald. The investment round includes existing and new investors, including Great …
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Springline Yacht Sales receives Best in Show at the New England Boat Show

MYSTIC, Conn. — The New England Boat Show has grown into the Northeast’s largest indoor boat show, attracting thousands from the New England Seaboard. Travelling to the show with five boats, Springline was awarded Best in Show for their sailboat display. “This year was the North American debut for Elan and Impression Yachts,” said Rick Dieterich, president […]
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Bellingham Marine receives innovation award for Unifloat system

Bellingham Marine’s Unifloat concrete floating dock system, which was first patented in the 1950s, was recognized by the Marina Recreation Association as a historical innovation that has had a substantial impact on the modern marina industry. The Innovation Award was issued to Bellingham at the Association’s annual MRA conference last week in Santa Barbara, California. […]
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SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade receives patent approval notice

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, announces a new “Notice of Allowance” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its “Pull-Out Manual Shade System” that is currently marketed in the recreational boating industry as the SureShade RTX Pull-Out Tele-frame shade. The SureShade RTX […]
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Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York receives 2014 Bill Ferguson Award

MINNEAPOLIS, December 5, 2014 — The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York was recently honored with the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award, which recognizes outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and the boating business as a whole. The award was presented to BIA executive director Barb Caster Wednesday, Nov. 19 during […]
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PWIA receives NASBLA Seal of Safe Boating Practices award

WASHINGTON, DC– The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) announced today that it has been awarded the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Seal of Safe Boating Practices for its Personal Watercraft (PWC) Renter Orientation DVD & Checklist. NASBLA’s seal certifies that PWIA’s boating safety videos and other educational materials meet the highest standards in […]
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