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2012-05-17 02:20:29

CHICAGO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced that in 2011 U.S. retail sales for recreational boats, accessories and marine services increased six percent to $32.3 billion, new power and sail boat retail sales increased 0.8 percent to 214,405, and boating participation increased ten percent to 83 million. The recreational boating industry has not seen an increase in retail sales since 2006, and the jump in participation is the...

2012-05-16 02:20:15

The May long weekend provides a timely opportunity to prevent boating fatalities through better preparation, says BOATERexam.com OTTAWA, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Every year more than 100 Canadians die while boating, with the period between May and August accounting for the majority of drowning fatalities. With boating season fast approaching, now is the time to get prepared before heading out on the water. "The majority of boating accidents can be prevented with a few simple...

2012-05-15 02:26:58

Educating Canadians from coast-to-coast on the importance of safe boating TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - With boating season just around the corner, BOATsmart! is urging Canadians to boat with confidence this year by getting their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) before taking to the water. In the days leading up to the Victoria Day long weekend, the second annual BOATsmart! Awareness Week focuses on boating safety awareness and education for the whole family. BOATsmart!...

2012-05-04 23:01:42

National Safe Boating Week, held May 19-25, 2012, is a great time for boaters to get their education certificate or boating license by taking a boating safety course at http://www.boat-ed.com. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 National Safe Boating Week, held May 19-25, 2012, is a great time to reflect on the fact that the United States has seen a steady decline in boating fatalities since President Eisenhower proclaimed the week in 1958. It´s also an opportunity to help boaters learn...

2012-03-30 14:20:17

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new Freedom Boat Club announces the grand opening of new locations in Freeport, Port Washington and Port Jefferson, New York on May 1, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120330/CG79950) New owner, Peter DeVilbiss, a former Navy man, purchased the franchise rights for greater New York, saying, "I've always loved the water and boating. I'm very enthusiastic about the future of Freedom Boat Club here in our area." The...

2012-03-23 10:20:16

MIAMI, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just like in a scene right out of a James Bond movie, boat enthusiasts who will be visiting the Palm Beach International Boat Show this weekend will be in for a visual treat. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120323/CL75726 ) Deep Impact Boats, one of the leading South Florida custom boat manufacturers, will be delivering a fully customized Deep Impact 399' open that will serve as the "runabout" tender vessel for the ultra luxurious 200'...

2012-02-09 12:00:00

Yardstick Software, Canada's premiere testing and training platform provider, is thrilled to announce the launch of BoatExams.com. Operated by the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, BoatExams.com is powered by Yardstick´s Learning Management Platform and the website is well on its way to becoming the number one choice for boating enthusiasts to obtain a Transport Canada approved Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC — Boater License). Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) February 09, 2012...

2012-02-08 06:10:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Boat Show starts Saturday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 19 at Cobo Center. This week, hundreds of boats from 10 - 45 feet in length are lining up along the streets of Detroit waiting for their turn to get into the warm halls of Cobo which will be transformed into a summer paradise within a few days. Show management and exhibiting dealers are expecting a strong showing of attendees and boat buyers. The show's bulk...

2012-01-27 08:00:00

The team at Boatshopper.com will be starting the year 2012, with two shows in Fort Meyers and in Naples. With more families looking to buy recreation vehicles over traveling, record numbers are expected to show out for the shows. Shoppers will find new and exciting changes in Boat and water craft prices this year. (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 boatshopper.com teams increases presence and will exhibit at 2 annual Boat Shows in Ft Meyers and Naples, Florida, The team is expected to reach 5,000...

2012-01-14 08:00:00

All boat-ed.com courses meet the new online delivery standard adopted by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, which requires students to study a minimum of three hours. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 14, 2012 All boat-ed.com courses meet the new online delivery standard adopted by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), which requires students to study a minimum of three hours. This change went into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Boat-ed.com...