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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.
Frustrated with political gridlock over the fight for water access, recreational fishermen in California are taking drastic measures to ensure the survival of Chinook salmon that are unable to make their typical migration to sea because of dried-up waterways.
Boatersbook and Standard Horizon said they are following up on initial success by extending their co-op advertising agreement to all authorized Standard Horizon dealers.
Freeman Marine added Peter White to its operations management team at its manufacturing plant in Gold Beach, Ore.
General Electric Co., working to reduce dependence on its finance unit, is in advanced talks to sell assets in the $9 billion vehicle fleet-management business to Element Financial Corp., according to Bloomberg Business.
Wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 6.6 percent through February for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group of manufacturers.
Atlantic Cruising Yachts LLC was appointed as authorized dealers for Fountaine Pajot catamarans in Florida.
The Rayglass Legend 2800 won the Boat of the Show: Overall Winner Award at the 2015 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.
Azimut Benetti Group launched Azimut Yachts Hong Kong in partnership with Thomas Woo.
CMC Marine appointed Federico Fiocchini as its new sales and marketing manager.
Dominion Marine Media said Kate Bray joined its international division as director of client engagement, based in offices in Fareham, UK.