VIDEO: The Landing School helps manufacturer develop ice rescue vehicle

The Landing School is collaborating with faculty members at Wise Technology, developer of the Amphibious Ice Rescue Responder, a first-of-its-kind amphibious ice rescue vehicle. The vehicle travels over ice and in snow, water and broken ice. Every year across the country there are winter accidents that require rescue personnel to pull people from a frozen…more

Dolphinite names Midwest sales rep

Gelcoat products manufacturer Dolphinite has chosen Coatney Sales Inc. to represent the company’s product lines in the Great Lakes and Midwestern states. Based in Fremont, Ind., the CSI team has more than 50 years combined experience representing manufacturers of marine OEM and aftermarket products. “CSI is an excellent fit for our innovative products and we…more

Star brite signs sponsorship deals with three fishing shows

Star brite is sponsoring three top fishing shows next year. The company will return as a major sponsor of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” on NBC Sports and “Blair Wiggin’s Addictive Fishing” on Fox Sports. Star Tron will also be a major sponsor of the “Scott Martin Challenge” program, hosted by world-famous bass angler…more

Sail America seeks seminar proposals for 2014 conference

Sail America has posted a “Call for Presentations” at its website for the fourth biannual Sail America Industry Conference. The conference is scheduled for June 9-11, 2014, at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Charleston, S.C. Presentations should be designed for intermediate to advanced levels of experience without overt company or product promotions. Proposed…more

Boater in Lake Lanier crash to serve 30 months in prison

The man who caused a fatal lake crash that killed two Georgia brothers was acquitted of vehicular homicide charges Thursday afternoon. Paul Bennett was found guilty of boating under the influence, reckless operation of a vessel and failure to render aid in the crash that killed the Prince brothers in June 2012, according to the…more

Megayacht News calendar sales to support Coast Guard Foundation

Megayacht News will donate 25 percent of its Spectacular Superyachts 2014 wall calendar sales to the Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families. The $20 calendar, which became available Oct. 14, pays homage to some of the biggest megayachts afloat. For each one…more

Mercury seeks sterndrive revival with plan to build engine blocks

Mercury Marine hopes to revitalize the sterndrive market with decisions the company has made about “taking control” by building its own sterndrive engine blocks instead of receiving them from the automotive industry as it is doing now. “We have made the decision that we will shift away from an automotive supply for our gas sterndrive…more

Beneteau reports 2012-13 earnings

The Be?ne?teau Group recorded 1 million euros in operating income for fiscal 2012-13, better than the group’s initial forecast — an expected loss of 7.5 million euros — which the company said reflects an upturn in earnings on boats and housing. Net income for the year was 700,000 euros, compared with a loss of the…more

21 MarineMax employees gain ABYC certification

The American Boat and Yacht Council certified 21 MarineMax employees from store locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas. Each employee tested in Marine Systems, which includes key information from 21 ABYC standards as they apply to boat component selection and installation. “MarineMax will strive to certify as many employees as possible to…more

Jobless rate edges up to 7.3 percent in October

The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. The job total was up 41,000 from the government’s revised September figure of 163,000. Reuters reported that the October data suggested the partial federal government shutdown had less of an…more

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