January 31, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Builders roll out new 2012 models

Nautic Global Group, Carolina Cat Boats, Boston Whaler and Floe Craft introduced new models. Nautic introduced the new Frontier Series to its Polar
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January 31, 2012
News
KELLY BOSTIAN - World Outdoors Writer

Tulsa boat show offers wide range of fun possibilities

The Tulsa Boat Sport and Travel Show persevered through a recession and survived last year's blizzard; this year it's looking forward to pleasant weat
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January 30, 2012
News
Amy Lavalley - Post-Tribune

Porter County boat show offers options for all budgets

One day, Marcel Thomas will own a boat. Not this year, the Hobart resident said Friday at the annual boat show at the Porter County Expo Center, bu
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January 27, 2012
News
Boating Industry

Larson awarded Best Boat Display in Minneapolis

The Larson Boat Group was honored with the Best Boat Display Award at the 2012 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show last weekend for its 7,000-
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January 27, 2012
News
Madeline McKenzie - Seattle Times

More than 1,000 vessels to see at 10-day Seattle Boat Show

Boating can be a year-round activity around here and whether you're looking for the latest accessories for your live-aboard vessel or daydreaming of s
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January 26, 2012
News

Mercury Racing recognized for environmental sustainability

Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, has been awarded the 2011 Environmental Award for Economic Feasibility and Sustainability by the Union I
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January 26, 2012
News
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Nautic, Boston Whaler roll out new models

Nautic Global Group and Boston Whaler announced new models. Nautic has unveiled a full-line update of its luxury Sanpan line. After several years i
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January 25, 2012
News
Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel

Boat business catches a positive wave

The boating industry is in a little calmer water these days, with modest sales gains expected this year after coming out of the worst period in recent
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January 25, 2012
News
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Marine Products Corp. reports 4Q, year-end results

Marine Products Corp., the builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats, reported a 34.2 percent increase in fourth-quarter net sales and ended its fiscal ye
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January 24, 2012
News
Brent Frazee - Kansas City Star

Boat industry showing signs of recovery

You call pull in the lifeboats. Maybe the ship isn't sinking after all. The recreational boating industry, dead in the water for much of the last f
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January 24, 2012
News
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California hands out boat-launch grants

The California Boating and Waterways Commission this week approved $1.25 million in grants for boating facilities. The commission approved a $630,0
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January 23, 2012
News
Special to The News-Press

Boaters congregate on private river island

The Cape Coral Cruise Club, founded in the early 1960's, is unique among Southwest Florida boat clubs in that it owns a portion of a private island on
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January 23, 2012
News
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Meeting set on Florida anchoring ordinance

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., is hosting a meeting Tuesday to discuss proposed anchoring restrictions for city waters, and BoatUS is urging boater
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January 20, 2012
News
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Don't fling the fish, says PETA

Whenever I need a few laughs to brighten up a day when the fishing is slow and the sky is overcast, I just think about PETA. You remember them - the P
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January 20, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Winter shows report some attendance gains

Some of the industry's early winter boat shows are reporting decent attendance figures. Despite snowstorms late last week in Nashville, Tenn., and a
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January 19, 2012
News
Boating Industry

IMBC launches smartphone app for conference

The International Marina & Boatyard Conference has updated its free mobile app for its 2012 conference. The IMBC Conference App is available for downl
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January 19, 2012
News
Tara Bitzan and Al Edenloff - Alexandria Echo Pres

Reaching out to kids through fishing

There's more to fishing than catching fish. It can teach children lifelong lessons about patience, interacting with adult mentors, decision making
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January 18, 2012
News
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Chicago show reports attendance boost

Total attendance for the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show increased 7 percent despite slower days Thursday and Friday because of b
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January 18, 2012
News
Steve Block, Staff writer, TTi

Trio teams for appeal to tourists

An initiative to enhance tourists' 2012 experience in this area is being promoted by a partnership of the Trinidad History Museum, Trinidad Lake State
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January 17, 2012
News
MEGAN SPRAGUE - Mooresville Tribune

Lake Norman in 2012

It's chilly outside, but Lake Norman safety and law enforcement organizations are already heating up plans for the boating season. And getting those b
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January 16, 2012
News
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Lowrance extends sponsorship of FLW tour

FLW, the tournament-fishing organization, announced that Lowrance, a leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since
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January 16, 2012
News
Andy Thompson - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Pontoon boat sales a bright spot

John Crews' arrival at the 2012 Richmond Fishing Expo will be tentative, pending the arrival of his second child. The show runs Jan. 20-22 at the Stat
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January 13, 2012
News
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Marine floorplan financer seeks to expand

TCF Inventory Finance Inc., a subsidiary of TCF National Bank and an indirect subsidiary of TCF Financial Corp., announced plans to further expand its
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January 13, 2012
News
Boating Industry

Sea Ray display wins award at New York show

Sea Ray Boats took home the award for Best Boat Display at the 2012 New York Boat Show for its display, which incorporated interactive elements and a
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January 12, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

California will pay $5.6 million in BUI lawsuit

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will pay $5.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its practice of suspending the driving privile
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January 12, 2012
News
www.prweb.com

Destin pontoon rental companies anticipate busy 2012 tourist season with TripShock.com

Although it's been quiet on the Destin Harbor this winter, pontoon rental companies have been busy behind the scenes in anticipation for a busy 2012 t
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January 11, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
News
Ted A. Thompson

After Thoughts: Extreme Swim Training

Our dog, Sugar, is the "swimmingest" pooch I've ever seen.
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January 11, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature, Industry
Brandon Barrus

2012 Buyer's Guide: The Year Of The Buyer - Now Is The Best Time To Buy

New-generation pontoons and sporty-looking deck boats are attracting cost-conscious buyers with a seductive blend of speed, versatility and affordability.
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January 11, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
News

Speak Out: Letters to the editor

Dear PDB
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January 11, 2012
News
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Group seeks buyer for sportboat builder

An unnamed Southeast-based sportboat builder is up for sale, according to 321 Capital Partners, which is facilitating the process. "After years of
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January 10, 2012
News
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Honda Motor marks worldwide milestone

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. announced that Honda's cumulative worldwide power products production reached the 100 million-unit milestone during 2011. Honda'
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January 10, 2012
News
Teresa Ostuni

Pontoon boat rides on Lake Townsend offered Sundays through March

Greensboro, NC -- Now through the end of March, Lake Townsend will offer Pontoon boat rides at 2:30pm on Sunday afternoons. People will have the op
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January 09, 2012
News
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Presentation questions copper ban in California

A scientific presentation given by the University of San Diego and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command at a recent Society of Environmental Toxico
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January 09, 2012
News
Katie Little - www.cnbc.com

Tide turns as new boat sales begin to rise again

Although pre-owned sales still dominate the boating market, consumers are beginning to test the waters and buy new models again as the winter boat sho
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January 08, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature

Is Your Boat Properly Insured?: Six questions every boater should ask

We're still a few months away from boating season, but soon nearly 17 million boat owners and 1.6 million personal watercraft owners will be having fun on the water.
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January 08, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature
PDB Staff

Looking for the Right Answers?: Start with these 13 questions

If you're thinking about buying a boat and are overwhelmed by the choices and all the different dealers, don't worry because you're not alone.
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January 08, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature

Top 10 Reasons: your family/kids need a boat

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January 08, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

How's Your Glass?

The best way to do this is to turn boat shopping into a competitive sport.
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January 08, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
News
Greg Larsen

The Outlook For 2012

Extended swim decks. Synthetic teak flooring. Entertainment centers. Double rear facing lounge seats. Power packages.
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January 08, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Feature

Where To Start?: Top resources to get you started

The boat-buying season is in full swing, but before you go all Frisbee-eyed at the first one you come to, be sure to take your time and do a little homework first.
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January 06, 2012
News
www.desmoinesregister.com

Cedar Falls man takes first place in pontoon race

Cedar Falls businessman Terry Kuchenberg participated in Pontoon and Deck Boat Magazine's annual pontoon boat test review and Pontoon Boat Shootout on
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January 04, 2012
News
Boating Industry

Boating Industry's Top 10 e-news articles of 2011

Below is a list of Boating Industry's top 10 e-news items for 2011. Woman awarded $30 million for wakeboarding accident - A California jury awarded
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January 04, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Manufacturers roll out early 2012 promotions

Some marine industry manufacturers are starting the new year with promotions and sales events to get consumers and organizations buying. Ribcraft,
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January 04, 2012
News
www.bestofboating.com

New York Boat Show Kicks Off 2012 Boat Show Season Jan. 4-8

The New York Boat Show, the granddaddy of all boat shows, opens January 4-8 at the Javits Center packed wall to wall with the latest boats and boating
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January 03, 2012
News
www.nypost.com

Boating industry sailing along in tough economy

It may not feel that way, but this week will see the start of the boating season as the New York Boat Show sails in to the Javits Center on Manhattan'
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January 03, 2012
News

Evinrude rings in the new year with the "Experience more sales event"

BRP announced today the "Experience More Sales Event" for its Evinrude outboard engine brand. During this retail promotion, U.S. consumers who purchas
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January 02, 2012
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January 02, 2012
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Coast Guard studying effects of planned wind farms on marine traffic

The U.S. Coast Guard is undertaking a large-scale study of government, commercial and pleasure boat traffic up and down the Atlantic coast. Althoug
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January 02, 2012
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January 02, 2012
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www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com

Letter: Keep Nepco Lake boat landing open

I have used the County Trunk Z boat landing, summer and winter, for over 40 years. My grandfather started taking me there when I was about 6 years old
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January 02, 2012
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January 02, 2012
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January 01, 2012
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