Smokecraft FurnitureSmoker Craft, Inc. – a leading manufacturer of fiberglass, pontoon and aluminum fishing boats sold worldwide under the Smoker Craft, Starcraft, Starweld, Sylvan and Sunchaser brands – has announced that it has sold its in-house marine furniture manufacturing operation to Elkhart, Indiana-based Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI).

BeneteauBeneteau America announced the appointment of a new dealership: Hutchinson’s Boat Works, Inc (HBW) as their exclusive Beneteau powerboats dealer in upstate New York. They will offer the different Beneteau ranges like Gran Turismo, Monte Carlo, Swift Trawler and Antares.

Brunswick CorporationMercury Marine has announced that its parent company, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has entered into an agreement with Sweden-based Nimbus Boats, which will acquire the company’s joint venture interest in Finland-based Bella Boats. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mission Critical ElectronicsMission Critical Electronics is announcing the acquisition of the global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic products and systems for the mobile power markets, operating under the brand Xantrex. 

BRP Canam RykerBRP Inc. (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) on November 30, reported its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended October 31, 2018.

Beneteau Acquires DelphiaOn November 30, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, Groupe Beneteau and Delphia Yachts Kot sp. j. reached financial closing of the acquisition by Groupe Beneteau of its operations, designing, building and marketing of sailing and motor yachts under the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands.

NMMA Canada LogoThe following press release came from the NMMA and NMMA Canada regarding the retaliatory tariffs on recreational boats. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been signed WITHOUT the removal of the...

 

 

Rutgerson Signs With ElvstromA new 3-year contract makes the Swedish yacht equipment manufacturer Rutgerson Marin a strategic supplier of sail hardware to Elvstrøm Sails, one of the largest sail makers in the world. 

NMEAThe National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has published a new version of NMEA 0183-Version 4.11, which replaces Version 4.10 and includes updates to the entire suite of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) sentences. 

Four WinnsExpanding its dealer network in London Ontario, Four Winns boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac Operations is excited to announce Hully Gully Powersports & Marine as the newest addition to their distribution channel.

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