Nation’s first law requiring carbon monoxide detectors on boats takes effect

Yesterday a new state law took effect in Minnesota requiring carbon monoxide detectors on certain boats. The law, known as “Sophia’s Law,” now requires marine-certified carbon monoxide detectors on all covered motorboats with an enclosed area for sleeping and a galley with a sink and toilet compartments. The detectors can be either hardwired or battery …
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NorthCoast Boats adds three new dealers

NorthCoast Boat’s authorized dealer network is actively expanding as its welcomes aboard Monahan’s Marine Inc., in Weymouth, Mass.; Buras Marine, to cover the Annapolis, Md., market; and Willis Marine Center in Huntington, N.Y. “NorthCoast Boats designers and craftsmen deeply understand the importance of their work,” said - Gregg Weatherby, director of sales and marketing. “Each of …
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Malibu Boats, Inc. announces Q3 fiscal 2017 earnings release date and conference call

Malibu Boats, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBUU) announced that it will release its third quarter fiscal 2017 financial results on Wednesday, May 3 before the market opens. Following the release, the company’s management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on the same day. Malibu’s Chief Executive Officer Jack Springer …
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Scout Boats expanding South Carolina facility, adding 370 jobs

Scout Boats is expanding its existing Dorchester County, S.C., operations, as the company adds multiple new boat models to its product catalog, bringing $ 10.9 million of capital investment and creating 370 new jobs. “We’ve been a long-standing boat builder and employer in South Carolina over the past three decades,” said Scout Boats founder and CEO …
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Century Boats names new director of research and development

Century Boats, a classic American boat company established in 1926 and based in Zephyrhills, Fla., announced that it named Joel Scott McLaughlin its new director of research and development. In this new position with Century Boats, McLaughlin’s primary responsibilities will be the research, design and development of new models for the company. “With more than …
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Century Boats adds Specialty Marine Center to dealer network

Century Boats announced that it signed a new dealer agreement with Specialty Marine Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. “This region of the state is a well-established and very knowledgeable boating community – and we’re happy to have Specialty Marine Center as our east central Florida representative,” said Bryan Lucius, president of Century Boats. “James …
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