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From factory openings to production milestones to the launch of new boats, the marine industry makes news in numerous ways. Trade Only follows developments wherever they occur.

Smoker Craft/Starcraft uses Grow Boating funds for rebates

Smoker Craft/Starcraft Marine announced plans to use its Grow Boating funds for consumer rebates of $2,000 on select boat packages. The promotion runs through Feb. 28. “We recognize that the first quarter of 2009 faces some hurdles, but know that there will still be buyers in the market this year,” said Phil Smoker, vice president…more

Web award judges named; deadline for entries set

Judges have been announced for the 2009 North American Marine Industry Web Awards, and the deadline to enter has been extended to Feb. 10. The awards are co-sponsored by Boats.com, YachtWorld.com, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and Soundings Trade Only. Judges include Jorian Clarke, Adam Heneghan, Larry Rains, and Fernando Regueiro. Clarke is founder and…more

Capital One ends marine retail lending

Capital One has pulled out of marine retail lending, according to Jim Coburn, vice president of consumer lending at Flagstar Bank and president of the National Marine Bankers Association. Several calls made to Capital One were not returned, although three industry insiders, including one Capital One employee, confirmed the bank is no longer taking marine…more

2009 Everett Boat Show cancelled

The Northwest Marine Trade Association is suspending the Everett (Wash.) Boat Show, which was to be held the first weekend in March. Of the 23 past exhibitors who participated in a survey, only four boat dealers indicated they would display at a 2009 Everett show, which is billed as “100,000 square feet of affordable, family-friendly…more

Mercury trims staff at Oklahoma plant

About 70 employees at the Stillwater, Okla., Mercury MerCruiser plant were laid off at the end of 2008, a company spokesman confirmed to Soundings Trade Only. The reduction in staff, which followed the layoffs of nearly 200 people last summer, was in response to current market conditions, the company said. The Stillwater plant manufactures sterndrives.…more

Mass. MTA names new vice president

Russ Vickers was elected third vice president of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association. Vickers previously served on the organization’s board of directors for a three-year term. He owns and operates two marine businesses in Salem — the Salem Water Taxi since 2001 and Hawthorne Cove Marina since 1993. Between the two, he has 350 moorings…more

Writer starts new how-to blog for boat owners

Well-known boating journalist Mark Corke has started a blog aimed at helping boat owners. His new blog, “On Board,” features news, opinions and projects and will continue the trend of step-by-step projects that became so popular in the magazines. Corke was previously deputy editor of Boatworks and senior editor at Sail magazine. Prior to that, he…more

New show is just for Jersey

South Jersey Marina, in Cape May, N.J., recently announced that it will host a new show scheduled for May 1-3, 2009. “Strictly Jersey,” will feature New Jersey boat dealers, manufacturers and related businesses. “This show is small by design and represents a new approach to making sales for the state’s boating industry,” marketing director Bob…more

Fusion has new majority shareholder

Fusion, a leader in car audio, marine audio and display products, announced that Peter Maire, founder and former CEO of Navman, has increased his financial position in Fusion Electronics and is now the majority shareholder in the company. Maire provided capital through his investment company, Tahia Investments. “Fusion Electronics manufacturers the most innovative car and…more

Changing Places

Steve Schultz, a marine industry leader and Interlux veteran of 29 years, recently announced his retirement. Schultz has been executive vice president of Yacht Coatings North America since 2002. He started his career in 1980 as Interlux marketing manager and in 1984 became general manager of Interlux US. He went on to become responsible for…more

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