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Maritimo 2019 HEADER

The inaugural North America Marine Business World newsletter

15/05/2019


The inaugural North America Marine Business World newsletter

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Dear Recipient Name

Welcome to the inaugural monthly North America Marine Business World newsletter.

The website www.marinebusinessworld.com/NorthAmerica is unaffiliated to any other marine trade organisation and aims to update the marine industry across a broad section of topics including company news, new products, personnel changes, events and awards. In fact, anything that helps to advise people of the multitude of changes that occur every week, every month and every year in our ever-evolving industry.

Feel free to send us your news and we will post it to the site unconditionally, subject to editorial integrity: peter.rendle@marinebusinessworld.com

NMMA and NMMA Canada celebrate elimination of Canadian Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Boats - photo © NMMA
NMMA and NMMA Canada celebrate elimination of Canadian Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Boats - photo © NMMA

This week we feature news from the NMMA and NMMA Canada. Last week, the Government of Canada removed all retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering Canada, immediately ending a levy that hurt boat businesses on both sides of the border. NMMA and NMMA Canada heralded the news, calling the action a momentous step in the right direction for the North American marine industry, which has been particularly suppressed by tariffs on multiple fronts over the past year.

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Mercury Marine breaks ground on a major expansion to its propeller facility - photo © Lee Gordon
Mercury Marine breaks ground on a major expansion to its propeller facility - photo © Lee Gordon

One of world's largest marine organisations, Mercury Marine, has officially broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot addition to its propeller casting facility. When complete, Mercury's propeller facilities total footprint will encompass 90,000 square feet. The expansion, which was officially announced during a recent event, will be at Mercury's global headquarters in Fond du Lac and will allow the company to almost double its current output for stainless steel propellers. In total, Mercury will invest $17 million dollars to expand the propeller facility which increases the company's overall investment to more than 1.1 billion dollars since 2008.

Women get a hands-on line-throwing lesson at the NWSA Women's Sailing Conference. - photo © Scott Croft
Women get a hands-on line-throwing lesson at the NWSA Women's Sailing Conference. - photo © Scott Croft

Women are rapidly increasing their involvement in marine activities and in two weeks' time inexperienced and experienced woman sailors will jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women's Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone sailing skills, network with other women sailors from all over the United States, and gain the confidence necessary to become a valuable crew member or knowledgeable skipper.

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Glomex debuts world's first GPS Antenna with ZigBe - photo © Martin Flory Group
Glomex debuts world's first GPS Antenna with ZigBe - photo © Martin Flory Group

New products to hit the market include Glomex Marine Antennas who debut the world's first GPS antenna using internationally accepted ZigBee® technology. Connected wirelessly to the ZigBoat system, the ZB211 delivers push notifications on fleet tracking, geo-fencing, weather forecasts and anchor watch. It has no fees, cloud service subscriptions, registrations or privacy policy agreements. The wireless ZB211 GPS/Tracking antenna tracks a vessel's location and movement using a real-time, one-to-one encrypted connection to ensure 100% privacy and safety. If the boat strays from the defined geo-fence area or begins to drag anchor, the ZigBoat system sends a notification via an SMS message. It also records detailed route and speed history, essential for fleet management, and provides weather forecasts through the ZigBoat mobile app for Android and iOS.

Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft CEO - photo © NMMA
Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft CEO - photo © NMMA

People play an important role in the industry and this month we recognise Bill Yeargin. The Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today that Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft is the recipient of the 2019 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the recreational boating industry. Bill was honored at the American Boating Congress (ABC) in Washington, D.C. during the conference's Farewell Lunch and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 15.

Thomas B. Crowley, Jr. and Will Jenkins - photo © U.S. Coast Guard
Thomas B. Crowley, Jr. and Will Jenkins - photo © U.S. Coast Guard

Staying with industry personnel the Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently recognized Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. and Crowley Maritime Corporation for more than 30 years of support at its 25th Tribute to the Coast Guard Seventh District event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event, originally scheduled for late January but postponed due to the partial government shutdown, was held April 18.

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Sea Ray® celebrates 60th anniversary dealer meeting at Horseshoe Bay resort in Texas - photo © Sea Ray
Sea Ray® celebrates 60th anniversary dealer meeting at Horseshoe Bay resort in Texas - photo © Sea Ray

And Sea Ray honoured their dealers recently. Sea Ray celebrated its 60th anniversary during a marine industry dealer meeting at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas. During the event, attendees experienced on-water product demonstrations of Sea Ray's latest model line-up including the award-winning Sundancer 320, SDX 250 Outboard, SLX 400 and the brand-new, limited-edition SLX-R 350 Outboard, recently named a 2019 Top Product by Boating Industry.

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Peter Rendle
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Day 1 of ABC 2019 is in the books - Participants head to Capitol Hill today
With the policy briefing portion of the program under their belts, attendees are heading to Capitol Hill today to discuss the issues with members of Congress and their staff.

West Marine hires Ron Baime as Chief Merchandise Officer
Baime's experience includes 12 years at Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. where he served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager, among other roles.

Sea Ray dealers honored at Diamond Anniversary Gala and Awards Dinner in Texas
During the event, attendees experienced on-water product demonstrations of Sea Ray's latest model line-up including the award-winning Sundancer 320, SDX 250 Outboard, SLX 400 and the brand-new, limited-edition SLX-R 350 Outboard.

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Construction begins on new regional class research vessel
Officials from the WHOI took part in a keel-laying ceremony this week to mark the start of construction of the R/V Resolution, a new $125 million Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

World-renowned superyacht group, National Marine launches in the Pacific
National Marine Suppliers opens up the Pacific as the supply and provisions juggernaut announces it's now turned its extensive yacht service ability to the region.

Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft CEO, to receive 2019 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award at ABC
The Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today that Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft is the recipient of the 2019 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award

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Coast Guard Foundation presents award to Thomas Crowley, Jr. and Crowley Maritime
The rescheduled date did nothing to dampen spirits, as the function was one of the most successful in recent memory – with more than 400 people in the crowded ballroom at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina.

Glomex debuts world's first GPS Antenna with ZigBee
Glomex Marine Antennas debuts the world's first GPS antenna using internationally accepted ZigBee® technology. Connected wirelessly to the ZigBoat™ system, the ZB211 delivers push notifications on fleet tracking, geo-fencing, weather forecasts.

NMMA thanks ABC 2019 sponsors for their support
The 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) is just around the corner and NMMA would like to thank all the event's sponsors for their generous support.

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NMMA and NMMA Canada celebrate elimination of Canadian Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Boats
Last week, the Government of Canada removed all retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering Canada, immediately ending a levy that hurt boat businesses on both sides of the border.

NWSA Women's Sailing Conference just one month away
In just about one month, beginning and experienced woman sailors will jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women's Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019

Mercury Marine breaks ground on a major expansion to its propeller facility
Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology has officially broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot addition to its propeller casting facility.

Evinrude named Official Engine Supplier of American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America's Cup
Evinrude announced today that it has been named Official Engine Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, a professional sailing team and Challenger for the 36th America's Cup.

Glad we asked for more
Think you will be, too. When we first saw the renderings of the new Newport Motor Yachts 460, there were a couple of things that genuinely piqued our curiosity.

Marine Resources job updates
Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer.

Bertram Yachts appoints Mark Paulhus its Chief Executive Officer
Iconic American boat builder Bertram Yachts is delighted to announce that Mark Paulhus has joined its team as Chief Executive Officer.

Evinrude donates new boat and engine to Milwaukee Riverkeeper at Annual Spring Cleanup
Evinrude and Alumacraft announced today the donation of an Alumacraft boat powered by an Evinrude E-TEC engine to the Milwaukee Riverkeeper. The boat and engine will be used to support Milwaukee Riverkeeper's mission

Lowrance delivers complete Fishing System with availability of LiveSight Sonar
Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today that its Lowrance LiveSight™ Sonar transducer will be available for consumer purchase in May 2019.

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