Nordhavn rendezvous breaks attendance record

Nordhavn rendezvous breaks attendance record

Dana Point, Calif. – The largest Nordhavn Owners Rendezvous (NOR) ever got underway May 10 at Victoria International Marina on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A record setting number of Nordhavns and Nordhavn owners gathered for five days of education, camaraderie, food and fun; for many, the rendezvous served as a kick-off to cruising up to Alaska and the northwest Canadian Territories. With 48 Nordhavns packed into the marina, it marked the most Nordhavn yachts ever gathered in the same place, although not all who attended came by boat. In total were owners of 67 Nordhavns representing 16 different models, who…
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ENDURANCE DISCOVERY LIVE GLOBAL BROADCAST ENABLED BY INMARSAT FLEET XPRESS

Fleet Xpress from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, provided a high-speed connectivity solution to enable History Hit to broadcast the discovery of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance, from the Southern Ocean. The legendary vessel was found on 5 March 2022 – the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s funeral – 3,008 metres below the icy surface of the Weddell Sea, bringing the Falklands Heritage Maritime Trust’s Endurance22 expedition to a successful conclusion. History Hit is the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) and content platform co-founded by historian Dan Snow with award-winning digital content agency and…
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COAST GUARD FOUNDATION RAISING FUNDS TO BUILD A K9 MEMORIAL AT COAST GUARD BASE ALAMEDA

Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that to celebrate K9 Veterans Day this Sunday, March 13, it is raising funds to build a K9 memorial. The goal for this fundraising effort is $50,000 and a generous supporter has already donated $10,000. The Coast Guard has a long tradition of employing service animals in the protection of our country. The canine memorial will be built at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California, where the ashes of service dogs can be laid to rest by…
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The 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show to be Featured in One-Hour Fox Sports Program

MIAMI, FL (JANUARY 27, 2022) – Today, a new programming collaboration was announced ahead of the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, which will be returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center – powered by West Marine – and four additional locations from Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, February 20th for a Presidents Day weekend boating extravaganza.   Short Shoot – a Los Angeles based entertainment company – will create and produce the program to air on FOX Sports. “We are thrilled to team with FOX Sports and Short Shoot for the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show,” said…
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IMTRA Sells Business to Employees Through ESOP Creation

New Bedford, Mass. – IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, announced today it has sold 100% ownership rights of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Making a compelling alternative to other sale events such as private equity or strategic sale, ESOPs allow the leadership team to stay in place while providing a competitive return for the shareholders without the potential challenges that often come with a change in control of a closely held business. The two members of the management team that were…
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EXCITING CHANGES AT NEWPORT EXHIBITION GROUP

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), announced today that after leading the Show for over two decades, Nancy Piffard, show director, is retiring. Desiring a continuity of leadership, Lisa Knowles, who has been the Show’s senior sales manager, has been promoted to replace Piffard. To ensure a streamlined transition Piffard will continue in a consulting role through early spring. “After celebrating NIBS’ 50th Anniversary, it felt like the right time for me to leave the Show in the team’s capable hands,” said Piffard. “To everyone I have worked with, my co-workers,…
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ePropulsion U.S. Sales Driven by Successful Dealer Expansion Program and EVO Series Intro

ePropulsion U.S. Sales Driven by Successful Dealer Expansion Program and EVO Series Intro

Somerset, N.J. – ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today tremendous growth in sales in the U.S. market. Driven by their model year 2021 product launch in January and an intense focus on expanding their dealer network, ePropulsion has grown its U.S. dealer network by 60% in 2021. This combined with an interest by the boating public in ePropulsion and renewable and sustainable electric propulsion has resulted in year-over-year sales increase for all ePropulsion motors of over 200% and sales of the Spirit series has quadrupled. “We are thrilled by the increased…
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Seattle Boat Show celebrates 75 years of boating in the Pacific Northwest

Seattle Boat Show celebrates 75 years of boating in the Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE – December 15, 2021. When the Seattle Boat Show sails into town on Feb. 4, 2022, it will be the 75th anniversary of what began modestly in 1947, with 13 marine dealers pitching a tent on the shores of Lake Union. From those humble beginnings, it has grown into one of the most important boat shows in the country. The 75th Anniversary show, which runs through February 12, will feature 255 exhibitors with more than 800 new and brokerage boats—indoors at Lumen Field Event Center and on the water at Bell Harbor Marina—and the latest in marine accessories and…
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GET READY FOR THE DISCOVER BOATING MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2022 EVENT

GET READY FOR THE DISCOVER BOATING MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2022 EVENT

MIAMI, FL (DECEMBER 1, 2021) – Get ready for the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show! Tickets are officially on sale for the largest boat and yacht event in the world, which will be returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center and four additional locations from Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, February 20th for a Presidents Day weekend boating extravaganza. Produced by Informa Markets and owned by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show will be the first production of South Florida’s preeminent winter boat shows after joining forces earlier this year and combining the…
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GET READY FOR THE DISCOVER BOATING MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2022 EVENT

GET READY FOR THE DISCOVER BOATING MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2022 EVENT

MIAMI, FL (DECEMBER 1, 2021) – Get ready for the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show! Tickets are officially on sale for the largest boat and yacht event in the world, which will be returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center and four additional locations from Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, February 20th for a Presidents Day weekend boating extravaganza. Produced by Informa Markets and owned by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show will be the first production of South Florida’s preeminent winter boat shows after joining forces earlier this year and combining the…
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