Regulator kicks off 30th anniversary model year with product upgrades

Regulator Marine, manufacturer of offshore sportfishing boats, announces upgrades to every model in the line as they enter the company’s 30th anniversary year. “Each model will have a suite of special-edition amenities that allow our customers to personalize their ride, but¹s that¹s only the beginning,” said Regulator Marine Co-founder and President Joan Maxwell. “The redesign …
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Adventure Advertising announces rebrand to OutdoorFlics Digital Studios + Media Lab

After more than a decade as a traditional marketing services agency, Adventure Advertising announced its official rebrand to OutdoorFlics Digital Studios + Media Lab, a digital-focused content producer and distributor. The Atlanta-based OutdoorFlics is a digital content creation and distribution agency with expertise in data-driven consumer engagement via branded video storytelling content for lifestyle brands in …
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RBFF wins award for first-time buyers retention program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced its First-Time Buyers Retention Email Campaign Toolkit has won an ASAE Gold Circle Award. The toolkit won the award as a pilot program for 2016 and is now available to all state agencies to assist in keeping first-time anglers hooked on the sport. “First-timers are a critical group …
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Sail America Industry Conference adds LH-Finance as sponsor

Marine financing specialist LH-Finance announced it will be a platinum sponsor of Sail America’s Industry Conference. The day-and-a-half event features educational seminars, workshops and networking events. It has hosted more than 150 of the sailing industry’s most prominent business professionals. “Supporting the Sail America Industry Conference is paramount for LH-Finance,” said Herve Bonnet, president and …
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Industry associations send message to administration and Congress on ethanol policy

On May 4, a letter was sent from a group of industry partners to the Trump administration and Congress. The coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association , Boat Owners Association of The United States, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association …
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Industry associations send message to administration and Congress on ethanol policy

On May 4, a letter was sent from a group of industry partners to the Trump administration and Congress. The coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association , Boat Owners Association of The United States, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association …
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Patrick Industries acquires Leisure Product Enterprises

Patrick Industries, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Leisure Product Enterprises, LLC. LPE is a holding company with three manufacturing subsidiaries under its umbrella: Marine Concepts/Design Concepts, Florida Marine Tanks and Marine Electrical Products. LPE primarily serves the marine and industrial markets with combined fiscal 2016 revenues of approximately $ 75 million. The aggregate purchase price …
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Garmin reports first quarter 2017 revenue and earnings growth

Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN – News) announced results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2017. Highlights for the first quarter 2017 include: Total revenue of $ 639 million, growing 2 percent over the prior year, with marine, outdoor, aviation and fitness collectively growing 12 percent over the prior year quarter and contributing 75 percent of …
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