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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.

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Marine biology center named after Guy Harvey

Nova Southeastern University said Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation are providing a financial gift that will allow students, faculty and other researchers at the college’s Oceanographic Center to enhance their work and also provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying marine biology.

Dometic Group acquires Indiana manufacturer

The Swedish company Dometic Group bought Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood Mobile Products LLC and is awaiting clearance to complete the purchase of Atwood’s Australian business, which is subject to regulator review.

VIDEO: Boatbound hoax riles San Francisco Giants

A joke press release by a peer-to-peer boat rental company earned the company attention, but few laughs. A news release Boatbound issued Friday that was picked up by several news outlets, including Trade Only Today, said the company had secured the naming rights to McCovey Cove in San Francisco and was renaming it.(The hashtag in…more

Freedom Boat Club signs deal with Liberty Marine Group

The Freedom Boat Club signed a franchise agreement with the Liberty Marine Group to own and operate boat clubs in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, along with future locations slated for New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina.

Twin Disc reports 1Q results

Twin Disc Inc. today reported lower sales of $64.8 million in its fiscal 2015 first quarter, compared with $66.4 million a year earlier, attributing the decline to softening demand in the company’s Asian markets for commercial marine and oil and gas products.

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