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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.

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Inventory control: Lenders lend a hand

They’re helping with floorplans and cash flow, hoping to avoid 1990s-type dealership failures In light of an economic downturn, manufacturers and dealers are working in tandem with lenders to control and move inventory. Lenders are helping dealers manage their floorplan lines. In some cases, lenders have been extending curtailment periods and, in others, they have…more

A list of incentives to help dealers meet the cost of Grow Boating certification

Manufacturers Aqua Patio, Hurricane, Parti Kraft, Polar, Polar Kraft, Rinker, Sanpan, Sweetwater — Nautic Global Group dealerships will receive up to 50 percent reimbursement of total certification costs via NGG’s “Flex-Funds” program after the certification process is complete. Bayliner — US Marine will reimburse certified dealers $500 of the costs associated with becoming certified. In…more

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Certification in an uncertain time

Dealers are weighing the costs and benefits of the three-year-old program, but the weak economy makes it hard to gauge its effectiveness Joe Zahler, a sales consultant at Wayzata Marine in Orono, Minn., says industry-wide certification has given customers the best possible experience, which ultimately leads to closing a deal on boats. The sales reps…more

Changing places

Steve Fleming, director of communications for Mercury Marine, has been named editor of Bass & Walleye Boats magazine. “I truly enjoyed my six years here, both dealing with the media and working with the folks at Mercury,” Fleming said in a note to media. “Now I’m very excited about returning to my journalism roots, joining…more

N.C. law allows bigger boats on highways

The North Carolina General Assembly yesterday overrode Gov. Michael Easley’s veto of a bill that allows for an increase in the size of boats that can be transported on the state’s highways. The new law, which takes effect immediately, allows boats with beams up to 10 feet to be towed without a permit and beams…more

Dredge Harbor founder dies

William R. Parsons Sr., founder of Dredge Harbor Yacht Basin in Delran, N.J., passed away July 21. He was 90. Parsons founded Dredge Harbor Yacht Basin with his brother, Herbert Parsons, in 1939. He was a past member of the Marine Retailers Association of America, Marine Trades Association of New Jersey and State of New…more

Western college offering marine degree

The Lake Havasu City Marine Association, the Partnership for Economic Development and Mohave Community College in Arizona entered into a partnership to develop a trained marine industry workforce through a marine technology degree program.  “Two of the major boatbuilders in Havasu have expansion plans, and this program will help to generate a qualified workforce that…more

NTSB holding marine investigation courses

The National Transportation Safety Board is offering two marine safety investigation courses for marine industry professionals. The first, Accident Investigation Orientation for Marine Professionals, will be offered Oct. 7-8 at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Va. It is aimed at mid- to senior-level marine industry professionals interested in learning more about the safety board’s…more

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Changing places

Western Marine Insurance Services appointed Scott Olmstead vice president of programs underwriting of the Aquapac Plus recreational marine package programs. Olmstead will be responsible for managing the underwriting department, taking the lead on program enhancements, and assisting with insurance underwriting to ensure the profitability and longevity of the programs. “Scott has a great track record…more

Paradox names international distributors

Paradox Marine, a wireless boat security, tracking and monitoring systems supplier, has appointed five new international distributors. The new distributors are Marine Express (Brazil), Crystal Electronics (New Zealand), SOFAB (Saudi Arabia), DH Marine Electrical (South Africa), and KALYON Guvenlik & Danismanlik (Turkey). Paradox Marine is based in Fort Lauderdale and its products include the Marine…more

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