Institute of Marine Technology and Warner University create marine technology program

Institute of Marine Technology announced a partnership with Warner University in Florida to start the Marine Technology program on campus in Lake Wales, Florida. The intent of IMT’s Marine Technology program is to prepare individuals for entry-level technician opportunities in the watercraft industry. Students will be able to pursue two courses of action in the …
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West Marine sets webcast, conference call for 2017 Q1 results

West Marine, Inc. will report its first quarter 2017 financial results at 4 p.m. Eastern Time April 26, and will host a conference call later that same day at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast live over the Internet at www.westmarine.com on the “Investor Relations” page. The call is available …
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Marine Trades Association of New Jersey elects 2017-2018 officers and directors, presents sponsor awards

On Apr. 6, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey held its Annual Dinner & Elections at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake and elected its 2017-2018 officers and directors. Jim Cerruti of Fair Haven Yacht Works in Fair Haven will begin his term as president of the association. Ed McCarthy of McCarthy’s Marine Sales …
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FB Marine Group awarded PortMiami contract

South Florida-based FB Marine Group, a marine sales and service dealership, has been awarded a  government contract to refurbish, refinish and repower two coastal patrol boats for Miami-Dade County and PortMiami. Once completed, the two, 28 foot aluminum chambered boats will patrol PortMiami. “Our team of experts is ready to deliver the high-quality products and …
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RFA urges action on marine sanctuaries, welcomes new commerce secretary

The Recreational Fishing Alliance on Thursday extended its congratulations to newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.,and at the same time urged the new secretary to slow the creation of new marine sanctuaries. “We’re hopeful that, with Secretary Ross’s business experience and President Trump’s leadership, the recreational fishing industry will grow and …
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Four marine industry women recognized for excellence in manufacturing

Four marine industry women have been selected among 130 recipients to receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute for 2016. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the …
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West Marine reports 44 percent net income increase in Fiscal Year 2016

West Marine, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMAR) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016 (“fiscal 2016”). Net income and earnings per diluted share were $ 6.5 million and $ 0.26, respectively, compared to net income and earnings per diluted share of $ 4.5 million and $ 0.18, respectively, last year, representing a 44.6 percent increase in net income. Net revenues for fiscal 2016 were $ 703.4 …
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Marine Marketers of America announce winners of 2016 Neptune Awards

Marine Marketers of America announced the winners of its 2016 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence during the Miami International Boat Show Industry Breakfast on Friday. “Marine marketers gave us their best for this year’s highly competitive contest,” said Wanda Kenton Smith, president of MMA. “There was a wonderful variety of submissions and participating companies, …
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Honda Marine introduces concept engine at MIBS

Honda Marine introduced a bold concept engine at the Miami International Boat Show. With inspiration from across Honda’s lineup – including automotive, marine and aeronautical – the design concept engine is a blue sky vision for what future marine engines could look like. “The Honda Marine Design Concept Engine is a clear indicator that Honda …
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Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust holds boat fundraiser auction

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust is currently running a fundraiser boat auction. The MMTET is auctioning off a 2016 Robalo R160 boat package complete with a 70HP Yamaha outboard engine and a matching trailer. The auction will run through the final day of the New England Boat Show Sunday, Feb. 19 with the highest …
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