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(Dec. 04, 2006 - Brick, NJ) At its 2006 annual sales meeting, MarineEast recognized two sales reps for their above-and-beyond efforts. Pat O'Rourke of Ozark Marine was named Sales Representative of the Year and received MarineEast's gold coin award. Greg Hardison of Love & Associates was recognized for the most new product sales, and was delighted to take possession of a mini-safe filled with cash.

Ads available to non-NMMA boat show producers for first time
(Nov. 28, 2006 - Chicago, IL) The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today unveiled its 2007 boat show advertising on the NMMA website and announced it will make the ads available to non-NMMA boat show producers for the first time in history.

(Nov. 27, 2006 - Missoula, MT) Doris Matheny of Greensburg, Pa. has been named the 2006 recipient of the Jackie Pfeiffer Memorial Award, presented by the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).

(Nov. 28, 2006 - Gurnee, IL) Martin Flory Group recently celebrated its 5th anniversary working with Mastry Engine Center. Kelly Flory, general manager of the public relations firm, presented a plaque recognizing this achievement to Tino, Adib and Richard Mastry.

(Nov. 22, 2006 - Dania Beach, FL., U.S.A.) Five men were inducted into the eighth annual International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame. The 2006 IGFA class included big game fisherman John W. "Jack" Anderson II, New Zealand sportsman Charles Alma Baker, bass angling legend Bill Dance, Japanese conservationist Hidenori Onishi and oceanographer Milton C. Shedd.

Simrad autopilot wins NMEA Award
(Nov. 21, 2006 - Naples, FL) The Simrad AP25 Series Virtual Feedback Autopilot has received the Best Autopilot award at the 2006 National Marine Electronics (NMEA) convention, held recently in Naples, Florida.

Improved marketing mix credited with helping boost consumer attendance figures
(Nov. 20, 2006 - Chicago, IL) Attendance at the National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) 2006 consumer boat shows was up a total of seven percent over the previous year's figures.

Manufacturers complete certification requirements under the NMMA Boat/Yacht Certification program
(Nov. 09, 2006 - Chicago, IL) Eight more boat manufacturers are now officially certified under the National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) Boat/Yacht Certification program.

(Nov. 09, 2006 - Missoula, MT) Gail Brockbank of Helena, Mont., was awarded a contract Nov. 1 to plan Outdoor Writers Association of America's (OWAA) 80th annual conference.

(Nov. 03, 2006 - Miami, FL) Yamaha Marine Group received four 2006 Marine Industry CSI Awards for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) during Industry Breakfast ceremonies today at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida.

Nine companies receive Innovation Awards; one Environmental Award also presented
(Nov. 03, 2006 - Miami, FL) Ten marine manufacturers were honored this morning for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 16th annual International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Miami.

Record number receive CSI honors during IBEX Industry Awards Breakfast
(Nov. 03, 2006 - Miami, FL) Fifty-six boat and engine manufacturers were recognized at the 2006 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Miami Beach Friday morning for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), as part of the association's Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) program. The awards were presented during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast on November 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Association asks USDA to rescind order banning shipments
(Nov. 03, 2006 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) opposes the recent ban on interstate shipments of several species of live fish from the Great Lakes. In an October 24, 2006, letter to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Administrator, ASA asked that the ban be rescinded.

(Nov. 03, 2006 - Miami, FL) The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will honor George Bellwoar, vice president of sales and marketing for Miami-based Perko Inc., with the 2006 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Bellwoar received the award at the IBEX Industry Breakfast on Friday, November 3, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Cruising, travel and history writer earns $5,000 award; 4 others honored
(Nov. 02, 2006 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Paul Clancy, a freelance writer of cruising and travel articles, history book author and former newspaper staffer, has won the top award Boating Writer's International gives to a boating writer -- The West Marine Writer's Award. Clancy, of Norfolk, VA, accepted a $5,000 check and lucite tower trophy at a formal presentation during the BWI membership meeting at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show today.

(Nov. 02, 2006 - Sidney, NE) Cabela's Incorporated (NYSE: CAB), the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today it hopes to bring one of its famous Cabela's retail stores to its thousands of loyal customers in northern Idaho.

(Oct. 31, 2006 - ) To increase their global presence, Sea-Fire president Ernie Ellis recently announced the appointment of Eva Chiu to Pacific Asia regional representative.  The Baltimore, Maryland-based company designs and manufactures environmentally-responsible, clean agent FM-200 fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems for marine applications.

(Oct. 27, 2006 - MISSOULA, MT.) At its annual conference in Lake Charles, La., Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) announced the winner of its prestigious J. Hammond Brown Memorial Award. The award is given annually to an OWAA member for devoted past service to the organization over a period of continuous years.

Visit with President Bush at White House Underscores Company's Leadership Role
(Oct. 21, 2006 - Washington DC) Building on The Coleman Company, Inc.'s 106-year history of bringing Americans outdoors, Gary A. Kiedaisch, the company's President and CEO, met with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office on Monday to pledge the company's and the outdoor industry's support in connecting America's youth with the great outdoors, and to express appreciation for the president's ongoing support for recreation.

(Oct. 18, 2006 - Sidney, NE) Dick Cabela, founder and chairman of the board of Cabela's, was inducted into the Direct Marketing Association Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006. Established in 1978, the DMA Hall of Fame honors direct-marketing professionals' outstanding career contributions to the practice, growth and stature of the direct-marketing discipline.

Award recipients announced during Industry Awards Breakfast November 3
(Oct. 16, 2006 - Chicago, IL) The National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) program will announce recipients of its 2006 Marine Industry CSI Awards Friday, November 3, in conjunction with the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).

Keith Ogulnick to head established Chicago show and new Schaumburg venture
(Oct. 11, 2006 - Chicago, IL) The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today the hire of Keith Ogulnick as show manager for the Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show, as well as the recently introduced Schaumburg Boat & Sportshow.

Despite slight drop off in attendance, exhibitors report positive results at this year's event
(Oct. 09, 2006 - TORONTO,ONT, Canada) More than 250 new power and sailboats were on display at the 8th Annual Toronto In-Water Boat Show, taking place September 14-17 at Ontario Place in Toronto, Ontario.

(Oct. 06, 2006 - Chicago, IL) The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) have announced judges for the 2006 IBEX Innovation Awards, being presented during the upcoming International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).

(Oct. 05, 2006 - Kennesaw, GA.,) Of the 100 dealerships earning the Grow Boating® Marine Industry Certification, 58 are Yamaha Marine dealers, and the majority of those have taken part in Yamaha University dealer management training.

(Oct. 07, 2006 - Missoula, MT.) Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), The Voice of the Outdoors, has completed the revision of its Outdoor Reference Manual. The publication is now available for purchase.

Court Orders Gamber-Johnson to Discontinue Sales
(Oct. 05, 2006 - Seattle, WA) National Products, Inc. announced that a federal court yesterday ordered Gamber-Johnson, LLC to cease and desist from selling its VersaTrue line of mounting products. The order came as part of a settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by NPI. Gamber-Johnson cannot appeal the order.

(Oct. 03, 2006 - Radolfzell, Germany) BRP's Evinrude® E-TECTM direct injection two-stroke outboard engines have received approval for operation on Lake Constance (Bodensee). Evinrude E-TEC outboards are the first two-stroke engines to receive such approval from the nautical authorities responsible for one of the most pristine and environmentally sensitive bodies of water in Europe.

(Sep. 27, 2006 - Lebanon, MO.) G3 Boats has been named the Lebanon, Mo. area Business of the Year for 2006. The prestigious Chamber of Commerce award was presented on September 21 to G3 Boats' V.P & General Manager, Terry Ickes, in recognition for "demonstrating growth, innovation, stability, community service and historical presence in (the Lebanon area) community."

(Sep. 20, 2006 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association's 2006 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, is coming soon.

(Sep. 22, 2006 - Miami, FL) The World Cup Blue Marlin Championship has announced that the former president of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), Mike Leech, has joined the tournament as tournament director.

(Sep. 17, 2006 - Dania Beach, FL., U.S.A.) The dates have been announced for both of next year's world-class Rolex/IGFA Championship Tournaments. The eighth annual Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship is slated for the week of May 20 – 25, 2007. It's the sixth year for the event in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Helping Americans Discover and Enjoy The Great Outdoors
(Sep. 21, 2006 - Missoula, MT.) Where do most Americans get their information about the Great Outdoors and all you can do to enjoy it? On the eve of the 35th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, chances are they'll get their outdoors news from one of America's outdoor writers.

(Sep. 17, 2006 - Dania Beach, FL., U.S.A.) Ticket sales are moving briskly for what is expected to be a sold out night for the Eighth Annual IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Tuesday, October 24th. The ceremony at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida will honor John W. Anderson II, Charles Alma Baker, Bill Dance, Hidenori Onishi and Milt Shedd.

(Sep. 18, 2006 - HARRISONBURG, VA) As the 35th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day approaches on September 23rd to celebrate hunting and fishing, a new nationwide survey of Americans 18 years old and older shows that a strong majority of Americans support hunting and fishing.

Captain Kids and NMMA aim to educate children on boating and water-related activities
(Sep. 15, 2006 - Chicago, IL) The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced its partnership today with Captain Kids, a national organization designed to connect  kids, parents and educators to a broad range of maritime activities in, on and under the water. The partnership will include Captain Kids Discovery Point Exhibit hosted at several NMMA boat shows and sportshows throughout the 2007 season.

(Sep. 15, 2006 - Peterborough, Ontario) Long-time sales and management executive David Pfeiffer has been named the new president for Shimano American Corporation, the Irvine, Calif.-based bicycle component and fishing tackle manufacturer, announces Kozo Shimano, current Shimano American president.

(Sep. 13, 2006 - Kennesaw, GA.,) Yamaha Marine has a question for those who discovered the fun of boating this summer and are waiting for winter boat shows to shop for their own boats — “Why Wait?”  

(Sep. 08, 2006 - Missoula, MT.) The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), "The Voice of the Outdoors," will hold its winter board of directors meeting at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show Jan. 11-14, 2007.

(Sep. 11, 2006 - Kennesaw, GA.,) Yamaha Marine Group announces several changes to its OEM technical support department. According to Chuck Butler, OEM technical support manager for Yamaha Marine Group, Dan Tucker and Luis ‘Mike’ Rodriguez have joined Yamaha as technical support coordinators, and Jarrett Young has been promoted to regional OEM application engineer.

NMMA organizing task force to address issue at EPA's request  
(Sep. 09, 2006 - Chicago, IL) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to propose a recreational marine diesel rule that could require large yacht builders to install exhaust after-treatment on all future yacht designs.

Boat manufacturer agrees to help defray certification costs for its extensive dealer network
(Sep. 08, 2006 - Chicago, IL) Godfrey Marine Group of Elkhart, Indiana, recently announced it will assist dealers with the costs associated with becoming certified under the Grow Boating Initiative's Marine Industry Dealership Certification Program.

October 18-20, 2006 -- Paradise Point Resort & Spa - San Diego, California
(Sep. 05, 2006 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association's 2006 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, is less than two months away.

(Sep. 05, 2006 - Chicago, IL) The National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA)  recently became a Gold-Level contributor to the Grow Boating Initiative's Rising Tide Fund with a $30,000 donation-$10,000 a year over a three-year period. NMDA's pledge brings the grand total of Rising Tide Fund contributions to more than $260,000 since January.

(Sep. 01, 2006 - ) Today, one of the world's largest companies in the development, production, marketing and sales of marine electronics comes to life, under the name of Navico.

(Aug. 31, 2006 - Missoula, MT.) Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), The Voice of the Outdoors, recently awarded six Bodie McDowell Scholarships totaling $15,000 to students of outdoor communications, including print, photo, art and broadcasting. Bodie McDowell Scholarships recognize graduate and undergraduate students who excel in the area of outdoor communications.

(Aug. 28, 2006 - Dania Beach, FL., U.S.A.) Considered one of the world's foremost big game anglers of all time, Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., has been elected to join the IGFA Board of Trustees as its newest member.

(Aug. 30, 2006 - Longboat Key, FL) The readers of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the daily newspaper serving Sarasota County, Florida, voted Cannons Marina the "2006 Best Place to Buy A Boat."   Cannons , a Yamaha Outboards dealer, was also chosen as a 2006 finalist for the "Best Boatyard & Marina."   

(Aug. 26, 2006 - Eufaula, AL.) Hank Parker, arguably America’s most famous and respected fisherman and television host will be leaving Mann’s Bait Company.

An historic opportunity to restore ocean going salmon populations
(Aug. 22, 2006 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and eleven other conservation and recreational angling groups launched an effort to decommission and remove four dams on the Klamath River in the northwest United States.

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