Oct 3, 2017

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The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented its 2017 Mel Barr Award to Ron Schmitt, president and CEO at G.G. Schmitt & Sons. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and its first president. Tim Hennagir, editor of Boating Industry magazine, and NMRA incoming president Neal Trombley made the presentation at the 2017 IBEX Industry Awards Breakfast in Tampa, Florida.

Schmitt, son of company founder G.G. Schmitt, started at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based family owned and run business after graduating from the University of Baltimore in the 1970s. G.G. Schmitt & Sons designs and manufactures quality marine hardware.

From early on, Schmitt's inventiveness shined. He holds numerous patents for products that continue to impact the industry. He also successfully led his company through the turbulent economic downturn that affected many of his colleagues.

"His successful career is one dedicated to leadership, hard work and integrity," said Hennagir during the presentation. "It's one that exemplifies the values of the NMRA and its members."

Contact National Marine Representatives Association, PO Box 360, Gurnee, IL 60031. 847-662-3167; Fax: 847-336-7126. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.nmraonline.org.

DAVIS DEBUTS CARBON FIBER WIND VANES

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Whether learning to sail in an Optimist, perfecting technique in a Laser or taking line honors in the latest sportboat, the ability to visualize apparent wind angle and read the shifts is critical to sailing well. Traditional wind indicators tend to be fragile and easily bent or broken. Davis Instruments introduces Blacksmith Wind Vanes, made from super lightweight 3D carbon fiber and duraluminum to withstand the rigors of hard racing. For Opti sailors, an equally durable, carbon-free class legal version is offered. READ MORE

 

  

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Marinemax 400MarineMax, the nation’s largest boating retailer and operator of MarineMax Vacations in the Caribbean, has announced that the company will be donating a portion of new charter booking fees to the rebuilding of the British Virgin Islands.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to make this commitment to the residents and businesses of the British Virgin Islands. Tourism is an integral part of the economy of the islands and we are proud to be aiding in the restoration” stated Brett McGill, President and COO of MarineMax. READ MORE

 

 

 

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This 4 day course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 – 5 years’ experience working with marine electrical system design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

When: December 11-14, 2017.

Where: Ontario, Canada
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