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The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.

Seakeeper names global service manager

Gyro stabilization system manufacturer Seakeeper appointed Kevin Zervas as global service manager. Zervas has 20 years of marine industry experience in management and service positions. At Seakeeper he will oversee a global team of technicians, enhance service training programs and expand the company’s customer support via key partners, distributors and dealers. “Seakeeper offers an outstanding…more

Sail America revamps its website

Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, redesigned the look and function of its website. The new site provides quick access to sailing newsfeeds, events and social media activity and a guide to sailing sources. The overhauled site structure offers member companies complete control over their public presence to the sailing audience…more

Sailors for the Sea honors America’s Cup effort

Ocean conservation non-profit Sailors for the Sea announced that the 34th America’s Cup earned a Sea Platinum Level Clean Regattas certification, the highest level possible. As the 34th America’s Cup Clean Regattas Partner, Sailors for the Sea worked with the America’s Cup Event Authority to expand and enhance its Clean Regattas program. “The collaborative efforts…more

Finalists named for DAME design awards

From 115 products entered in this year’s DAME Design Award competition, 52 were nominated to go forward for final judging by the DAME jury. DAME 2013 received entries from around the world. The successful nominations came from 12 nations. Winners will be announced at 8 a.m. Nov. 19 at a breakfast briefing prior to the…more

Unemployment dips to 7.2 percent

The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.2 percent, its lowest level since November 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. Reuters reported that the job total was lower than expected and said it suggested that the economy was losing momentum, which probably would make…more

Australian navy ship nabs Somali pirates

An Australian navy ship captured Somali pirates who fired on a supertanker near the Horn of Africa before a navy helicopter blew up their skiffs. HMAS Melbourne, which destroyed the pirates’ boats, was patrolling as part of a multinational anti-piracy task force, according to Business Insider Australia. Nine men were arrested after a Seahawk helicopter…more

Australian marine expo returns in November

Several boatbuilders are planning world debuts Nov. 1-3 at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo in Australia. This year’s expo marks the release of new models from Clipper Motor Yachts, Alaska, Quintrex, Integrity Motor Yachts and Stefan Boating World. Expo spokeswoman Emma Milne said it’s encouraging to see the number of international marine brands that…more

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Riviera names manager for Belize brand

Australian boatbuilder Riviera appointed marine industry veteran Doug Nelson as offshore business manager for Belize motoryacht production. The company said that Nelson, as a veteran large project marine executive, has a passion for high-quality fit out and finishes. Coupled with his extensive international experience, he brings with him a wealth of manufacturing, design and marine…more

Lone American on Cup winner set to speak in Rhode Island

Sail Newport will host Rome Kirby, the Rhode Island-based member and only American on Oracle Team USA, in an event to talk about the team’s comeback to win the 34th America’s Cup. The event will take place Nov. 1 at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Washington Square, Newport, R.I. Key members of the design, shore…more

Former America’s Cup yacht will be recycled

Boeing and Oracle Team USA, winner of the 34th America’s Cup, are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds of carbon fiber of USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003. The hull and mast of the racing yacht will be processed and repurposed, a first-of-its-kind effort for what could be the largest carbon…more

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