Miami City Commission moves ahead with Marine Stadium site

May 28, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced in a May 28 press release that the Miami City Commission rejected an appeal from neighboring Key Biscayne that challenged the city’s plans to build an $18 million park and event space on the grounds of Miami Marine Stadium. The release described this action as “another step forward …

Taylor Made Systems taps Unger as sales manager

May 19, 2015

Marine-glazing manufacturer Taylor Made Systems of Gloversville, N.Y., has named company veteran Al Unger as regional sales manager of the lower-Midwest and Southwest regions of the United States. He will also represent the Ameritex Fabric Systems subsidiary. Unger started in 2004 as an engineer, working on windshield design and application in Gloversville. “Al’s extensive knowledge …

More than $16 million awarded to support boating

At the American Boating Congress this month in Washington, D.C., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Deputy Director Steve Guertin announced the allotment of $16 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. The CVA provides grant money for the construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities that assist recreational boaters …

New fabric for the marine industry

May 18, 2015

Ameritex Fabric Systems introduced WeatherGuard™, a new solution-dyed polyester fabric, to the marine industry. The soft and pliable fabric will maintain its color even when exposed to the elements for long periods of time. Don Zirkelbach, president of Ameritex Fabric Systems, said WeatherGuard is strong, durable and a cost-effective solution for boatbuilders looking for an …

Are you ready to lead your company through a crisis?

WASHINGTON – Being a small business owner also makes you the person in charge of making sure everything flows without a hitch, from product development to the safety of your employees. Yet, in the midst of a crisis or in the aftermath of a disaster, the plans you made to keep your business open could …

DiscoverBoating.com to host marketing campaign webinar

May 11, 2015

Discover Boating will host a webinar on Tuesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. EDT about plans for the 2015 marketing campaign. Registration is now available for all industry stakeholders. The 30-minute webinar will highlight the following: Two new additions to the Stories of Discovery online video series Details on the second-year partnership with avid boater …

Herculite acquires Strataglass

Emigsville, Pa.-based Herculite Products Inc. has acquired Strataglass LLC, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The agreement was announced May 8. The acquisition continues Herculite’s efforts to be a total solution provider in each of the markets it serves. “We are excited about the addition of the iconic Strataglass family of custom engineered solutions to Herculite’s …

Enduratex fabric

May 1, 2015

Enduratex has launched Coastal Ranch, an offering of contemporary colors conceived by colorist Denise Turner of Color Turners. The sumptuous hand and soft grain of Coastal Ranch makes it a luxurious option for hospitality and contract settings. The new line also features Forbid SRT with a special anti blue jean transfer property, which prevents blue …

Furuno weather receiver

Furuno’s new BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver uses SiriusXM’s subscription-based marine weather service offering live, up-to-date weather forecast information. The BBWX3 connects to NavNet 3D, TZtouch and TZtouch2 networks with an ethernet cable. Once connected, premium weather content, including current weather reports, will be available on a NavNet screen. Also available are NOWRad radar images; …

Vicar Aqualon thread

Vicar International has introduced new colors to its Aqualon #92 Polyester Thread line. Specifically constructed for outdoor applicaltions and recommended to match Sunbrella marine acrylic colors, the line features 32 colors and matches the most popular acryclic colors in the marine market. It also is applicable to awnings, canvas, patio funiture and auto convertible tops. …