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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.

EPA puts forth its Clean Water plan

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency published the Clean Water Act proposal in the Federal Register. The proposal will impose new, complex requirements on recreational boaters to follow specific practices in operating their boats and managing their everyday, overboard water discharges. Mandated by a court order in 2006 that focused exclusively on commercial vessel ballast water,…more

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Changing places

David Greer joined International Yacht Collection’s charter marketing department. He comes to IYC with an extensive background in yacht brokerage, charter marketing and the yacht brokerage industry’s Multiple Listing System. IYC, a division of Trinity Yachts, is a privately-held corporation headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. IYC also has offices in Newport, R.I.; Palm Beach, Fla.; Monaco,…more

Conn. trade group awards marine scholarships

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association awarded several scholarships to those want to pursue a career in the marine industry. Scholarships were granted to Jennifer Rich, of Westbrook, who will be attending Southern Connecticut State University and Joseph William Petit, of Ledyard, who is enrolled at Endicott College. “CMTA believes this will assure a strong and…more

Performance tabs firm for Midwest marketing

As a part of Performance Metals’ expansion, the company has added a rep group to its roster. SGL Sales & Marketing will represent Performance Metals’ high quality anodes throughout the Midwest. Formed in 1958 as a one-man sales agency, SGL Sales & Marketing has expanded into a multi-dimensional agency, functioning in both marine and trailer…more

Clarification: Boston Whaler’s Florida jobs

Boston Whaler will furlough 250 employees at its Edgewater, Fla. plant, through the end of July, according to a notice filed with the state’s Agency for Workforce Innovation. Brunswick, of which Boston Whaler is a part, plans to suspend production at most of its U.S.-based fiberglass manufacturing plants during July, the company said. These actions…more

Brunswick cutting back at Florida plant

Boston Whaler plans to lay off about 250 employees from its Edgewater, Fla., plant. The company notified the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation of its intent last Friday, according to a spokesman with the agency. By law, companies are required to notify the agency of upcoming layoffs. The layoffs are scheduled to take place between…more

Ohio law aims to enhance boating safety

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland last week signed legislation to enhance boating safety on state waterways. The new law establishes “failure to control” as an enforceable boat operator rule. Many accidents occur as the result of operator inexperience or the forces of nature. These are not the result of a “rules of the road” violation or…more

Maine offers online renewals for watercraft registration

Maine Gov, John E. Baldacci last week signed a bill that allows state residents to renew their watercraft online. “Since taking office five years ago, I have made it a goal for Maine government to be more open and accessible to her people and this includes making more government services available online,” Baldacci said in…more

Paradox chooses ComMar to represent products

Wireless boat security, tracking and monitoring systems supplier Paradox Marine has chosen ComMar Sales to represent the company’s product line in the Southeast and Gulf Coast states of the United States. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Paradox Marine products include Marine Magellan Wireless Security Monitoring, Marine Watchmate Remote Yacht Surveillance System, NAV-TRACKER 2.0 GPS Tracking System…more

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