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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.

Lawsuit filed in South Carolina boating accident

The mother of a 14-year-old South Carolina girl injured in a boating accident, causing her thumb to be amputated, is suing Myrtle Beach tourism leader James Matthew Brittain and Murrells Inlet Epiphany over the incident, according to federal court documents.

BoatUS urges opposition to Chicago ethanol proposal

BoatUS is asking boaters to speak out against ethanol during a hearing that will be held to debate legislation supported by the Chicago City Council Aldermen that would require self-serve gas stations in the city to sell gasoline with 15 percent ethanol, or E15.

VIDEO: Wake restriction lifted on Minnesota lake

While many parts of the country are grappling with intense drought, Minnesota has had so much water that no-wake restrictions were placed on Lake Minnetonka nearly two months ago and have devastated boat businesses there.

Team Australia pulls out of America’s Cup

Following Team Australia’s announcement that it would pull out of the America’s Cup race, the remaining challenging teams issued a statement confirming their commitment to the event.

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