October 31, 2008
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NMEA

NMEA 2008 Awards announced

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) recognized top marine electronics products and companies at its 2008 NMEA Convention and Expo held
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October 29, 2008
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Beth Rosenberg, Soundings Trade Only

MITEC survey shows need for specialists

An industry-needs assessment survey shows that electrical specialists, engine mechanics and electronics specialists are among the most sought-after po
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October 27, 2008
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Yamaha Marine

Yamaha launches online training program

Yamaha Marine University announced today it will expand its dealer education program with the launch of a new, online sales training module that focu
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October 25, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

OPEC to cut production, oil prices drop

Gas prices may soon be on the rise again. That's the goal behind OPEC's decision to cut oil production, but it wasn't the result Friday morning.
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October 24, 2008
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Soundings Trade Only

West Marine opening new Calif. store in November

West Marine will hold a grand opening celebration soon for its newest location in San Carlos, Calif.
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October 23, 2008
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Soundings Trade Only

West Marine sees soft third-quarter sales

West Marine recently reported a decrease in net sales and comparable-store sales for the third quarter and year to date.
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October 21, 2008
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Soundings Trade Only

Senate passes amendments to Vessel Hull Design Protection Act

Legislation designed to strengthen and clarify the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act of 1998 was approved by Congress and awaits the President's signa
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October 19, 2008
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Soundings Trade Only

Marine Products set to release 3Q results

Marine Products Corp., the Atlanta-based manufacturer of Chaparral and Robalo boats, will release its financial results for the third quarter ending S
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October 17, 2008
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Soundings Trade Only

President Bush signs vessel-design act

President Bush Thursday signed the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act Amendments of 2008 into law.
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October 15, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Industry reaction to the federal bailout

It may take some time before the $700 billion federal bailout plan, approved by Congress and signed by President Bush last week, has a positive effect
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October 13, 2008
News
Melanie Winters, Soundings Trade Only

Brunswick fallout, economic news impacting marine industry

At least one investment analyst last weekend downgraded Brunswick Corp.'s stock after executives announced plans to accelerate the boatbuilder's downs
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October 11, 2008
News

Deadline for boating safety grants up Nov. 1

The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a great way for your local non-profit boating organization to help keep our waterways s
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October 09, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Study touts role of boat shows in making sales

At a time when dealers and manufacturers may be tempted to cut costs by not exhibiting at boat shows, a newly released study indicates that shows rema
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October 07, 2008
News
West Marine

West Marine celebrated grand opening of new store

West Marine, Inc., the country's largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, celebrated the grand opening of a newly expanded stor
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October 03, 2008
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Reagan Haynes, Soundings Trade Only

Key Bank pulling out of marine lending

Key Bank, one of the largest marine lenders in the country, announced recently that it is pulling out of the marine lending business and ending recrea
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October 01, 2008
News
Soundings Trade Only

Yamaha Marine unveils purchasing promotion

Yamaha Marine Group announced its "Why Wait? Buy Now" sales promotion.
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