Groupe Beneteau Erwin BampsOn November 1st, 2018 Erwin Bamps joined the Groupe as CEO of Prestige, reporting to Jean-Paul Chapeleau.

Jerry RichardsJerry Richards has been appointed as Sales Manager Americas for Zhik.  Starting his role on January 1st 2019, Jerry will lead Zhik’s sales expansion in the USA, South America and Canada.

Nat BishopIMTRA Corporation and its employees are saddened by the passing of former CEO and long-time member of the IMTRA family, Nat Bishop, after a 15-year battle with melanoma.

AJ NickelThe Yacht Group, featuring Yacht Controller and other innovative technology for the marine industry, is proud to announce the opening of its new showroom at 1300 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale. A.J. Nickel, formerly of National Marine Suppliers, has joined the firm as sales director of the new location.

Rich TodhunterMercury Marine has announced that Rich Todhunter has been promoted to Director, Current Product Engineering and Product Integration Engineering replacing Daniel Clarkson who transitioned to Power Products in September. 

Christophe LavigneGroupe Beneteau is announcing Christophe Lavigne’s appointment as President of US brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. This appointment takes effect immediately.

Ocean SuperclusterCanada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kendra MacDonald as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  

Dockside RinkerboatsRinker Boats is pleased to announce that they have chosen The Dockside Group to represent Rinker in Canada.

Michael FlanaganWeems & Plath President Peter Trogdon has announced a “Change of Watch” at the company he has served and owned for the last 23 years. As of September 24, 2018, the company's new owner, Michael Flanagan, will take the helm.

Kelly KraningToday, Marquis-Larson Boat Group makers of Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper, Carver Yachts, Marquis and builder of the recently announced Lexus LY650 announced that (Mr.) Kelly Kraning has been promoted to Director of Sales for the company.

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CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS TRADE COMMITTEE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT OF RETALIATORY TARIFFS, URGES SWIFT RESOLUTION

 

NMMA CanadaA new Canadian House of Commons International Trade Committee report finds that retaliatory tariffs are taking a toll on Canada’s economy and calls on the government to work with the U.S. on resolving the issue. The study – titled “Section 232 of the United States Trade Expansion Act: Implications of Tariffs for Canada” – includes specific mentions of the recreational boating industry’s hardships from aluminum and steel tariffs and subsequent retaliation measures – a key win for the industry, which NMMA Canada and the Provincial Marine Trade Associations helped secure through written submissions and advocacy efforts. The Canadian government now has 60 days to respond to the committee’s report.

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THOM DAMMRICH RECEIVES WSIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Thom DammrichThe Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual Summit earlier this month. The Lifetime Achievement Award is WSIA's highest honor and recognizes an individual whose career has been dedicated to the progression and promotion of towed water sports. 

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by WSIA's Kevin Michael and Larry Meddock, who both spoke highly of Dammrich, “This man commands respect of every room he goes into. He has great intellect, great advice, and great wisdom.” 

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17 for 17: GRADY-WHITE EXCELS AGAIN IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RECOGNITION

Grady-White BoatsLong-known in the industry as a leader in customer satisfaction, it’s no surprise Grady-White Boats has again been named a recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award. In its 17th year, the award is the trade association’s top recognition for customer satisfaction with new boats. The 2018 honor represents Grady-White’s 17th consecutive award in the fiberglass outboard boat division each and every year the award has been presented.

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