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West Marine plans conference call on 3Q results

West Marine will hold a webcast and conference call at noon EST Oct. 29 to discuss its third-quarter financial results. West Marine’s earnings release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission under cover of Form 8-K prior to the call. The live call will be webcast and available in real time at www.westmarine.com…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Regulator and Tigé. At this year’s Genoa Boat show in early October, Regulator president and owner Joan Maxwell awarded Antonio Moscato, owner of International Marine Dealers, the 2009 Dealer of the Year Award. The award recognized IMD for exemplary sales in the 2009 model year…more

West Marine reports 3Q results

West Marine reported net revenues of $168.2 million for the third quarter, which ended Oct. 3. That is a drop of $12.1 million, or 6.7 percent, from the same period in 2008. Comparable store sales decreased by $6.3 million, or 4.3 percent, from last year. Adjusted for the impact of a fiscal calendar shift due…more

West Marine hosting free Florida events

West Marine will host a free event for boaters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at its stores in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Fla. The event will feature seminars and expert advice from local marine businesses and marinas. The boating partners highlighted at the Clearwater store include Gause Built Boats, Quality Boats, Marine…more

Dealership seeks donations for cancer fight

Sarah Moulton-Mullen, of Riverfront Marine Sports in Salisbury, Mass., created a page on the dealership Web site to accept donations and sell tickets to a fund-raiser for a close friend fighting breast cancer. “Party Like A Survivor,” a fund-raiser for Jennifer Small, is scheduled for Nov. 13 in Hampton, N.H. “Jennie and I have been…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Chaparral and Robalo, Wesmar, Galati, Coast Distribution, Navimo USA, Lear Electric Boats and Aqua Yacht Harbor. Chaparral and Robalo Boats recently completed its 45th annual worldwide dealer conference which was themed, “A Story of Strength and Stamina … Now and for the Future.” Held at…more

West Marine seeks environmental product entries

West Marine issued a final call for entries for its “Green Product of the Year” award. As part of West Marine’s mission to improve and protect marine habitats and reduce its impact on the environment, it will award one prize of $10,000 to the designated official winner (void where prohibited by law) at the 2010…more

Bass Pro Shops founder honored with lifetime achievement award

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership recently honored Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris at its second annual Capital Conservation Honors ceremony in Arlington, Va. Morris was presented with the organization’s Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award. Other honors included the Sportsman’s Champion Award presented to Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., for his leadership in the U.S. House…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Tigé Boats, SeaWide Distribution, and the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Tigé Boats added three new dealers to its network. Ski and Sport Inc., New England Correct Craft and Drummondville Marine joined the worldwide network of authorized Tigé dealerships. Located in Rogers, Ark., Ski and…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from CWR Electronics, Scout Boats, Racor and Keller Marine. CWR Electronics, a full-service distributor of marine, outdoor and consumer recreational products, added WxWorx Satellite Weather to its product line. WxWorx specializes in mobile weather analysis and is also the data provider for XM WX Satellite Weather,…more

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