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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.

Dallas boat show sees uptick in attendance

Marketing efforts appear to be paying off for the Dallas International Boat Show, which enjoyed a 7 percent increase in attendance during the show’s opening weekend of Jan. 30-Feb. 1. “Rather than accept the status quo, we implemented marketing to reach new, younger families, including a cooperative effort with the NMMA Discover Boating campaign,” said…more

Cummins records profitable year in ’08

Cummins reported declines in net sales and net income for the fourth quarter of 2008, but the company still was able to boast a fifth consecutive year of record sales and profits. For the year, sales increased 10 percent to $14.34 billion, from $13.05 billion in 2007. Net income rose 8 percent to $801 million,…more

ABBRA picks officers and directors

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association elected its 2009 officers and directors Jan. 27 during its annual members meeting held at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Doug Domenie of Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Essex, Conn., will serve his first term as president of the board of directors. He will be joined…more

BOE Marine debuts new Web site

BOE Marine of Annapolis launched a new e-commerce site for marine electronics and boat outfitting at www.BOEmarine.com. New features include real-time inventory, tutorials, and an easy-to-use interface to find products. “We are very excited to finally launch our new Web site,” company president Jim Maier said in a statement. “It has been in the works…more

Changing Places

Mid Atlantic Marine Group of Annapolis named John Wise as director of sales for the company’s offices in Cape Charles and Gloucester, Va. For the last seven years, Wise was a yacht sales executive for Allied Richard Bertram Marine Group in Florida. He has 20 years of experience in sales and management and more than…more

‘Biggest’ used-boat show set for March

Clarks Landing at Shady Oaks will host the Biggest In-Water Used Boat Show in Maryland. The show, scheduled for March 28-29, will feature more than 70 used boats in the water and on land, including bow riders, motoryachts, walkarounds and sportfishers, ranging from 17 feet to 56 feet. The selection includes used Sea Rays, Carvers,…more

Florida waterway cleanup scheduled

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will sponsor its 32nd annual Waterway Cleanup March 7. Between 2,000 and 3,000 volunteers will gather at 36 cleanup sites in Broward County, from the City of Deerfield Beach in the north, to the City of Miramar in the south, and west to Plantation, Coral Springs and Everglades…more

MBIA honors Pride of Michigan captain

The Michigan Boating Industries Association will present its 2009 Mayor’s Cup award to Lt. Cmdr. Luke Clyburn, captain of the Pride of Michigan. Clyburn is founder and president of the Noble Odyssey Foundation, which supports the training of the Great Lakes Division Sea Cadets. MBIA says Clyburn has a long history of training Sea Cadets…more

Palm Beach show now at one location

The Palm Beach International Boat Show, scheduled for March 26-29, will be held at an expanded location this year. “Our new lease with the City of West Palm Beach includes expanding the show all the way to the Royal Park Bridge, making it possible to accommodate all of the boats and exhibits that were previously…more

Changing Places

Veteran marine journalist and blogger Ben Ellison was named senior electronics editor for Bonnier Marine Group. “After years of hands-on reporting through his widely acclaimed Panbo.com blog and in several leading marine publications, Ben has earned a deserved reputation as a highly regarded journalist in the field of marine electronics,” said David Ritchie, editorial director…more

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