Scout LogoScout Boats, the leading independent marine manufacturer, just completed their 2019 Dealer Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. During the event, Scout awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2018 model year, including Canada’s Maple City Marine.

MarineMax VacationsMarineMax Vacations has officially opened their new base at Nanny Cay on the island of Tortola. Located in the British Virgin Islands the new base was developed to further enhance the exceptional experience MarineMax Vacations delivers.

 

 

Smart PlugSmartPlug Systems, a Seattle-based manufacturer specializing in safe and easy-to-use shore power delivery systems for the marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, has expanded its manufacturing footprint by over 400%. 

S2 PirsuitMalibu Boats, Inc. (“Malibu”), a leading global manufacturer of recreational fiberglass boats, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with S2 Yachts, Inc. (“S2”) to acquire all assets of its Pursuit Boats (“Pursuit”) brand for a total consideration of $100 million.

Concrete CanoeProtocol Environmental Solutions Inc. has partnered with California Polytechnic State University, Civil Engineering Department and together they have had a 2 year winning streak and the nationally held Concrete Canoe Competition. 

Rossiter-Logo-400.jpgRossiter is pleased to announce that it will be resuming manufacturing operations later this month under new ownership in its 92,000sq ft. manufacturing facility and expects to be back up to full capacity by year end.

IBEX-by-Metstrade-400.jpgHeld September 30th, this 4-hour marina industry introduction course is geared towards those individuals, with little or no marina experience, looking to get into the industry by way of an advancement opportunity, career shift, or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina.

IFAI Marine Fabricators Conference 400Attend the annual voyage to buoy your business at the 2019 Marine Fabricator Conference. This is a unique opportunity to experience the historic Queen Mary in beautiful Long Beach, California and learn alongside 200 of your peers during nearly 30 hours of education and networking activities.

IBEX-by-Metstrade-400This year, the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), held October 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will be giving visitors the chance to participate in a number of social and entertainment special events throughout the week. Here’s a brief schedule of the events.

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In spite of continuing concerns over tariffs and trade restrictions, a significant number of Canadian dealers attended New Paris, Indiana-based Smoker Craft’s 2019 model year dealer meeting earlier this month.

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