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Number of U.S. adults boating last year jumps 1.3 million above 2005 total; boats in use and boat registration figures also increase
(May. 22, 2007 - CHICAGO,IL) One-third (73 million) of U.S adults went boating in 2006, a participation increase of approximately 1.3 million Americans from the 2005 total (71.3 million), according to findings from the National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) 2006 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, released today by the association. The Abstract highlights boating sales and participation numbers complied on behalf of the recreational boating industry throughout calendar year 2006.

(May. 17, 2007 - Longboat Key, FL) Angela Pluff of Cannons Marina, Inc. on Longboat Key, Florida, has been certified as a Five-Star Certified Service Writer Manager by Yamaha Marine Group.

(May. 16, 2007 - Rhinelander, WI) Fishing Hot Spots, Inc., the nations premier publisher of "where-to" fishing information presented in map and book form, is proud to announce the continued release of many major revisions and updates to its product line. Beginning with its Arkansas map line, FHS has introduced a wholly redesigned fishing map product for and, once again, raising the bar and setting a new standard for fishing maps as a whole.

New FishAmerica Foundation partnership supports fisheries and habitat restoration
(May. 04, 2007 - Alexandria, VA) Alexandria, VA – Our nation's fisheries and their habitats are the beneficiaries of a new partnership between the FishAmerica Foundation and Skyhorse Publishing Company. The FishAmerica Foundation is the conservation and research foundation of the American Sportfishing Association.

(May. 03, 2007 - Denham Springs, LA) Bass Pro Shops representatives and the City of Denham Springs held a groundbreaking ceremony, Thursday, May 3rd to mark the official beginning of construction on the long-awaited Bass Pro Shops retail store in Denham Springs.

(May. 01, 2007 - Chicago, IL) Darrell Lowrance recently announced his retirement after 50 years in the marine electronics business. He founded Lowrance Electronics, Inc., one of the leaders of marine electronics for the recreational market. He sold the company to Simrad Yachting in early 2006.

(Apr. 20, 2007 - Bucyrus, Ohio) David Olson has joined the Sea Ray Group as president of Baja Marine. Prior to joining Baja, Olson was general manager of Mercury Marine's Castings business. He joined Brunswick Corporation at Mercury Marine in 2000 and held a number of roles in strategy and business development.

Portion of Rejuvenade sales to go toward FLW Outdoors conservation projects
(Apr. 19, 2007 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced today a multiyear conservation agreement with Outdoor Specialty Products, LLC, parent company of BassMedics. Starting immediately, a portion of Rejuvenade® Next Generation sales will go directly toward FLW Outdoors conservation projects. Rejuvenade Next Generation is the official livewell additive for all FLW Outdoors-administered tournament trails.

Sauk Rapids, Minn., company to sponsor all 12 tournament trails
(Apr. 18, 2007 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced today that Stearns, the industry leader in marine safety equipment, has reached a partnership with the world's premier tournament-fishing organization. In 2007, Sospenders will be the official personal flotation device of FLW Outdoors, and Stearns® DryWear® will serve as the organization's official rain gear.

NMMA becomes first organization to join NMBA at Associate level
(Apr. 17, 2007 - Chicago, IL) The National Marine Bankers Association (NMBA) recently approved a change to its by-laws allowing Associate Membership in the organization, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has signed on to become NMBA's first Associate Member.

(Apr. 13, 2007 - Mesa, AZ) Jim Kaiser learned an important lesson when he took his two young sons fishing a few years back. He outfitted himself with all new fancy fishing gear and then supplied his 4 and 5-year-old sons with Playschool plastic fishing poles. Much to Jim's surprise, his sons were the only ones to catch any fish on that trip.

Leading Recreational Fishing Company to Join The Coleman Company as Part of Jarden's Outdoor Solutions Segment
(Apr. 10, 2007 - Rye, NY) Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) today announced the acquisition of Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels marketed under well known fishing brands including Abu Garcia(R), Berkley(R), Mitchell(R), Stren(R), Trilene(R) and Gulp(R).

Publicity Club of Chicago Recognizes 2007 Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show PR Team
(Apr. 05, 2007 - Chicago, IL) The Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) awarded the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), with support from Born Public Relations, the prestigious Silver Trumpet Award for distinguished achievement in public relations. NMMA and Born Public Relations were specifically recognized for communications efforts on the 2007 Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show.

(Apr. 02, 2007 - Brownwood, TX) At 5:25 P.M. today the fishing industry took a hit. John Smith of Brownwood, Tx. lost his year long battle with cancer. I know right now many of you are asking who's John Smith? Best answer I can give you is to look on the back of any fishing plaque hanging on your walls and chances are there's a little tag that says J& G Enterprises or J-Ann Awards.

Combining Personal Touch with Hands-on Internet Instruction
(Apr. 02, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA) Yamaha Marine University’s (YMU) new two-day Yamaha Partner Orientation (YPO) workshop features the give-and-take of expert instructors combined with computer-aided training.

(Mar. 29, 2007 - ) Kistler Rods is proud to announce the expansion of its pro staff. Kistler Rods finished 2006 with one of the strongest FLW Tour staffs of any company with the likes of Anthony Gagliardi (FLW Tour Angler of the Year) and Matt Herren (FLW Tour Runner-up Angler of the Year).

(Mar. 30, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA) Yamaha Marine Group has promoted five employees in its OEM, Dealer Sales and Service Divisions effective April 1.

150 Year Old Company also Names Gowen Chief Operating Officer
(Mar. 28, 2007 - Manchester, VT-) The Orvis Company’s CEO Perk Perkins announced on Friday, March 23 the promotion of Ray McCready from Vice President of Merchandising and Retail to President of the 150-year old company.

Exclusive In-Shore Boat Sponsor For Fundraising Efforts
(Mar. 29, 2007 - Fort Pierce, FL) The Maverick Boat Company and the Coastal Conservation Association Florida have announced that the Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia brands of center console fishing boats will be the official in-shore boat sponsor through 2009. The agreement further cements the long partnership between the Maverick Boat Company and CCA Florida and will benefit anglers and boaters statewide.

(Mar. 22, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA) Yamaha Marine recently honored members of its field service department for excellence in leadership, dealer support and customer satisfaction.

(Mar. 20, 2007 - Columbia, SC) Craig Woods was recently promoted to vice president sales and marketing within the Shakespeare Electronics Group. The announcement was made by Shakespeare Company president, Jim Bennett.

(Mar. 15, 2007 - Springfield, MO) Bass Pro Shops has recently been named the recipient of five Telly Awards. The awards were given for submissions from Bass Pro Shops Film and Video Department. These honors follow closely on the heels of 6 Communicator Awards presented to Bass Pro Shops, making a total of 11 major awards for both commercial spot production and TV show production in February and March.

(Mar. 05, 2007 - Chicago, IL) Grow Boating Inc. announced it will extend the $1,500 subsidy it offered dealers last year to become certified under the Marine Industry Dealership Certification program through the remainder of 2007. This extension helps underwrite a significant portion of program costs, in an effort to foster its ongoing success.

Premier Sponsor Exclusive Auto Parts Store of BASS
(Feb. 20, 2007 - Celebration, FL) Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading retailer of aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items, and BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, today announced a multi-year agreement.

(Feb. 14, 2007 - Dania Beach, FL) Paxson H. Offield, a gentleman long known for his work in conservation on many fronts, especially along the Pacific coast, has been named to the International Game Fish Association's (IGFA) Board of Trustees.

Companies receive Innovation Awards during Miami Media Breakfast
(Feb. 15, 2007 - Miami, FL) Seven marine manufacturers were honored this morning for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the Miami International Boat Show. Winning companies received their 2007 Miami Innovation Awards during the Miami Media Breakfast, held Thursday, February 15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

(Feb. 15, 2007 - Miami, FL) Bass Cat Boats was awarded the Highest in Customer Satisfaction, Fiberglass Bass Boats 2007. This marks the third consecutive award as Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Bass Cat Boats. Also receiving the award in 2005 and 2006, the only years the company was included in the study.

(Feb. 15, 2007 - Lysaker, Norway) MX Marine, Navman marine and Northstar add three brands with complementary product offerings to Navico's portfolio, strengthening the company's position in the US and Asia.

(Feb. 14, 2007 - Dania Beach, FL) One of the highlights of the 23rd annual IGFA Auction & Banquet at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A., was the presentation of numerous conservation awards.

Adds Six New Dealerships In Florida, Virginia
(Feb. 14, 2007 - FORT PIERCE, FL.) Cobia Boats continues to expand its network with the addition of six new dealerships in Florida and Virginia. The company's new production facilities in Marion, N.C., are in full production and able to meet the growing demand for the company's family-oriented fishing boats.

(Feb. 13, 2007 - Columbia, SC) The Electronic Products Group of the Shakespeare Co., a global leader in RV, outdoor, marine and military antennas, has recently relocated their offices within the company complex. The announcement was made by Donald Henry, Jr.

(Feb. 12, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA) Jeff Land, Kennesaw, Ga., has joined Yamaha Marine Group as a customer service representative, according to Bob Popiel, a department manager in marine service.

(Feb. 10, 2007 - Stockton, CA) Westmar Marine Insurance, today announced it has hired Amy Cochran as a Commercial Producer. In her new role, Cochran will be responsible for serving the needs of boat dealers, marinas, yacht clubs, repair facilities and other commercial marine businesses.

All boat show staff to wear life jackets throughout duration of show
(Feb. 09, 2007 - Chicago, IL) To show support for ongoing boating safety efforts, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will do its part at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show to showcase new, lightweight, fashionable life jackets and the importance of wearing them while participating in boating and boating-related activities.

Frank Peterson, Jr. to lead industry charge to increase participation in boating & fishing
(Feb. 01, 2007 - Alexandria, VA) On January 31, Frank Peterson, Jr. was named the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) new President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Peterson will manage all aspects of RBFF operations and assume responsibility for meeting the strategic goals set by RBFF leadership.

(Jan. 29, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA) Marty Sexton, St. Paul, Minn., has joined Yamaha Marine Group as freshwater promotions coordinator, according to Cindy Thompson, promotions and events manager.

(Jan. 19, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA.,) Marty Sexton, St. Paul, Minn., has joined Yamaha Marine Group as freshwater promotions coordinator, according to Cindy Thompson, promotions and events manager.

(Jan. 17, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA) Yamaha Marine Group today announced several key actions designed to enhance the company's Yamaha University dealer training programs, including forging agreements with two prominent marine-industry trainers and a well-known national marketing firm.

(Jan. 09, 2007 - Minneapolis) The National Guard announced today eight new members of its angling team set to compete in FLW Outdoors tournaments in 2007. Notable additions are Wal-Mart FLW Tour pros Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., and Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz.

Marine Industry Certified dealerships earned higher CSI ratings in 2006 than non-certified dealerships
(Jan. 05, 2007 - Chicago, IL) Using data collected from both the Grow Boating Initiative's Marine Industry Dealership Certification program and the National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) program, it was recently confirmed Marine Industry Certified dealerships achieved significantly higher CSI scores in 2006 than those attained by non-certified dealerships.

New developments, creative and results to be announced
(Jan. 04, 2007 - Chicago, IL) Grow Boating Inc. will gather the industry for one of the most important meetings of the year during the Miami International Boat Show on February 14, 2007.

Unique Emergency Desalination System Turns Seawater Into Thirst-Quenching, Life Saving Drink
(Jan. 04, 2007 - Virginia Beach, VA) Manta Ventures LLC of Virginia Beach, Virginia has chosen Ocean Marketing to represent the company's unique SeaPack Emergency Desalination System on the US east coast.

(Jan. 03, 2007 - Missoula, MT) The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), “The Voice of the Outdoors,” will hold a press conference at the 2007 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Orlando, Fl.

(Jan. 02, 2007 - Kennesaw, GA.,) Yamaha Marine Group today announced a consumer promotion featuring three free years of Yamaha Extended Service (also known as Y.E.S.) on eligible outboards*.

(Dec. 21, 2006 - Bellingham, WA) Designed to improve efficiency, enhance quality control, and meet higher levels of demand, Bellingham Marine Europe has opened the doors to its new production facility in the Polígono SKOL industrial area just outside Barcelona, Spain.  The plant will serve as a casting production facility for the company's Unifloat pontoons and will house offices for the production staff.  The new facility replaces a smaller, temporary facility that was located within the city limits of Barcelona. 

(Dec. 21, 2006 - Mountain Home, AR) The Bass Cat Family of Owners, the Pierces and staff of Bass Cat Boats are pleased to announce that Mike Iaconelli will be joining the "Bass Cat Family". He comes into a rich history of over 35 years for Bass Cat this season. Mike will be embraced and welcomed to the Elite angler group of the "Bass Cat Family" and by the entire "family" of Bass Cat Owners.

Bismarck, Ark., Pro Set to Compete on Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series
(Dec. 18, 2006 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced today that PAM Transportation Services (Nasdaq: PTSI) (PTSI), has enhanced its sponsorship with the world's premier tournament-fishing organization to include all 13 circuits.

(Dec. 18, 2006 - Dania Beach, FL., U.S.A.) Deeply committed to oceanic conservation efforts as well as being an avid sportsman with over a thousand billfish releases, Carlos F. Pellas of Managua, Nicaragua has been unanimously named to the IGFA's Board of Trustees.

(Dec. 18, 2006 - Dania Beach, FL., U.S.A.) In November, the IGFA hosted a meeting of billfish tournament directors and officials of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to discuss a new rule beginning in 2007 affecting offshore tournaments in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico on the use of circle hooks.

(Dec. 11, 2006 - Kennesaw, GA.,) Yamaha Marine Group today announced an agreement with Independent Boatbuilders, Inc. (IBBI) -- that will ultimately become exclusive – aimed at providing advantages for independent boat builders that were once reserved only for the boat brands of giant corporations.

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