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Consisting of builders, dealers, marinas, parts and accessories makers and sellers and the trade groups that serve them, the marine industry is a sprawling and colorful collection of companies and people. From the number and type of boats it sells to its advocacy for the rights of boaters to enjoy their recreation on pollution-free waters, using fuel that doesn't damage their engines, the industry makes news in many ways.


Hinckley CEO loses cancer battle

Jim McManus, president and CEO of The Hinckley Company, died of cancer on Tuesday after a long, hard-fought battle. He was 52.

Schooner Amistad has new non-profit owner in Connecticut

A Connecticut judge ended state receivership over the Amistad schooner — a replica of the ship African captives seized as they were being brought to Cuba in 1839 — and dissolved the embattled organization that had operated the ship.

Princess Yachts manager faces fraud trial

Plymouth, England-based luxury yacht builder Princess Yachts is embroiled in a court case in the United Kingdom involving the choice of a contractor that a senior executive hired.

NMMA seeks help on industry job database

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics is asking the marine industry to provide updates to the agency’s Standards of Occupational Classification — a published database that covers all American occupations.

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