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05.21.1846 Lowe® Boats Dealerships Win CSI Awards
LEBANON, MO. (May 11, 2018) — Forty-six Lowe Boats dealerships from across the U.S. were awarded 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for 2017. The award winners were announced at the May 2 meeting of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Marine Industry CSI Dealer Awards honor boat dealers for excellence in customer satisfaction and excellence in customer service. To be considered for the CSI Dealer Awards, dealerships are required to actively meas... 
05.18.18Mercury adds V-8 and V-6 outboard engines to its Pro XS product line
FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (May 18, 2018) — Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, today announced the addition of multiple new V-8 4.6L Pro XS outboards from 200-300hp and an all-new V-6 3.4L 175hp Pro XS outboard. These powerful new engines expand Mercury's offering for competitive anglers and represent the next generation of tournament-winning performance. "The unveiling of these powerful, high-horsepower Pro XS models culminates a process we began in 2016 to comprehensivel... 
05.18.18All New 250R & 300R Outboards Powerful. Fast. Efficient.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (May 18, 2018) – Mercury Racing is pleased to debut all-new 250R and 300R outboards. Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the naturally aspirated, 4.6L V-8 fourstroke engines share Mercury Racing's venerable Quad Cam Four Valve (QC4) sterndrive DNA – complete with aluminum four-valve cylinder heads and dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) valve train. The four valve heads and DOHC valve train is integrated with Mercury's proprietary V-8 cylinder block, packed with high per... 
05.18.18Mercury Marine introduces Verado®, FourStroke and Pro XS® V-8 and V-6 models from 175-300hp
FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (May 18, 2018) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to introduce multiple new 4.6L V-8 outboard engine models – the 250 and 300hp Verado®, 250 and 300hp FourStroke, and 200, 225, 250 and 300hp Pro XS® – plus the Pro XS® 175hp 3.4L V-6. These next-generation outboard engines are part of the largest single new-product development program Mercury has undertaken in its nearly 80-year-history, which has prompted a major investment in ex... 
05.15.1862 Boston Whaler dealers honored for excellence in customer satisfaction
EDGEWATER, Fla. (May 14, 2018) — The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has released the results of its 2017 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) dealership surveys. An outstanding 62 Boston Whaler dealers have been recognized, with a total of 82 awards for excellence in customer satisfaction in the categories of Sales and Service, up from 55 dealers honored last year."Boston Whaler would like to extend our congratulations to all of the dealers who earned CSI Awards this year," said W... 
05.08.18Mercury Marine Digital Services to offer additional digital solutions and services to its clients
FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin (May 8, 2018) — Mercury Marine is known as the world leader in marine propulsion technology, but the company also has its own PLM consulting business inside its global headquarters. Mercury Digital Services provides its clients, including Mercury Marine, technical services and solutions to manage customer product data throughout its life-cycle and drive business outcomes for companies during the product development phase. The company recently expanded its offerings to be... 
05.07.18NAUTIC-ONTM names Sandoval National Director, Business Development
NAUTIC-ONTM has named marine industry veteran Lou Sandoval as national director of business development. Sandoval, who serves on the boards of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Sail America, Recreational Boating Leadership Council and the Chicago Yacht Club where he also serves on the executive board as the Vice Commodore. Most recently, he spent 16 years as a marine dealer principal at Karma Yacht Sales in Chicago. Under Sandoval's leadership, Karma Yachts became a nationally ra... 
05.01.18Mercury Marine selected as 2018 Top Product by Boating Industry Magazine for all-new 3.4L V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup
FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (May 1, 2018) – Mercury Marine's all-new 3.4L V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup has been selected as a 2018 Top Product by Boating Industry. The award, which was officially announced today, honors Mercury for its commitment to innovation."The 3.4L V6's versatility and ability to address multiple outboard market segments is evident," said Tim Hennagir, Boating Industry editor. "The double-digit improvements in low cruise speed, fuel economy and high-speed fuel economy percentages... 
04.11.18Mercury Marine’s Capitol Engineering earns Chairman’s Safety Award
BROOKFIELD, Wisc. (April 11, 2018) – Capitol Engineering, a division of Mercury Marine has been named a Chairman's Safety Award site while celebrating five years without a lost time incident.Safety is one of the core pillars of sustainability at Mercury Marine as highlighted in its most recent sustainability report. "Mercury has operations around the world that are achieving and sustaining excellence in safety," said Andres Gonzalez, Mercury Marine vice president of human resources. "Our Brookf... 
04.06.18Boston Whaler® donates to local Red Cross chapter to aid in hurricane relief
EDGEWATER, Fla. (April 6, 2018) – Boston Whaler donated $2,000 to its local Red Cross organization to assist communities affected by last fall's Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. On Tuesday, April 2, Whaler hosted a group of representatives from the American Red Cross Florida's Space Coast Chapter for a presentation of the check, followed by a group tour of the manufacturing facility."Our hearts go out to the residents whose homes and businesses have been lost or damaged by the recent devastating hurr... 
04.05.18Mercury Marine breaks ground on another expansion
Company invests close to $10 million in new Noise, Vibration, Harshness facility FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (April 5, 2018) – Mercury Marine has officially broken ground on a new expansion at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac. The two-story NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) facility's first chamber, and the office space is scheduled to be completed by October 2018 while the second chamber is targeted to be completed by the end of the year. The $10 million investment will add close to 20,000 addi... 
04.03.18Mercury Marine launches new Vessel Config technology
FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (April 3, 2018) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion, has launched Vessel Config, a new software management configurator for boatbuilders and dealers. Vessel Config will guide these direct customers through the configuration process to ensure they are ordering the right Mercury controls and rigging products for their boats. "Vessel Config fundamentally changes the way customers interact with Mercury," said John Buelow, Mercury Marine vice president of globa... 
03.14.18Mercury Marine mourns loss of Charlie Strang
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (March 13, 2018) – Mercury Marine is saddened by the death of Charles “Charlie” Strang who served as Carl Kiekhaefer’s top engineer for 13 years at Mercury Marine.   After leaving Mercury, he served as Director of Outboard Marine Engineering (OMC) and later CEO and Chairman of the Board.  Strang, 96, was also known as the creator of the sterndrive engine, sketching the first sterndrive in 1948 while attending M... 
03.02.18SEA RAY EARNS MARINE INDUSTRY ACCOLADES
Sea Ray ® named Boat of the Year and Wins Big at Miami International Boat Show   KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 2, 2018) — You know the name. You know what it means in the industry. Now it’s being honored by one of the most influential names in the business. Sea Ray is proud to announce the Sea Ray SLX 400 won the most prestigious award in the sport boat industry: Boating Magazine’s Boat of the Year. This award is the latest in a long line of accolades awarded to Sea Ray by the most pr... 
02.27.18Mercury Marine launches new video to highlight successful Miami Boat Show
MIAMI (February 27, 2018) -- Mercury Marine launched its all-new 3.4L V-6 FourStroke outboard family as well as the 150hp Pro XS and an all-new Mercury Racing sterndrive during the Miami Boat Show. The new engine platform was given an innovation award and praised by the judges and consumers for its styling and features. Take a look back at the sights and sounds as boaters from around the world rave about the new engines and their time out on the water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjTy8Ok5tS... 
02.22.18Boston Whaler® 350 Realm Wins 2018 Innovation Award
EDGEWATER, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Boston Whaler's new 350 Realm won a coveted 2018 Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Realm was awarded in the Cabin Cruisers category, a win that was announced on Friday morning during the NMMA's annual Innovation Breakfast at the Miami International Boat Show. "It's an honor to receive this Innovation Award from the NMMA," said Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler. "As the first in a new family of boats fr... 
02.22.18Boston Whaler® Wins Multiple Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence
EDGEWATER, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Boston Whaler was recognized in four categories in the 2017 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence, receiving two award wins and two honorable mentions. The awards, organized by the Marine Marketers of America (MMA), were presented during the Miami International Boat Show on Thursday morning. "It's an honor to be recognized by the MMA for our marketing efforts," said Boston Whaler Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Jeff Va... 
02.22.18Boston Whaler® earns 15th consecutive Customer Satisfaction Index Award
EDGEWATER, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Boston Whaler has been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the marine industry for the 15th consecutive year, earning a Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The award was announced during the Innovation Breakfast held at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show on February 16."We're honored to receive this recognition," said Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler. "As a direct reflectio... 
02.19.18Mercury Marine’s preserves its heritage with a return to Lake X
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (February 19, 2018) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion, is reviving a piece of its history as the company has agreed to lease the property at Lake X in Central Florida.  Lake X, a pillar of Mercury’s heritage, was designed and built by Mercury Marine Founder E. Carl Kiekhaefer in 1957 and later sold to the Kirchman Foundation, who still owns the property today.  The facility was designed to be the most secluded marine testing facility in the... 
02.16.18Mercury Marine announces partnership with FELL Marine, an industry-leading developer of wireless technology for marine applications
MIAMI (February 16, 2018) --- Mercury Marine announces an exciting new partnership with FELL Marine, a leader in marine wireless technology, to co-develop Mercury-exclusive wireless and IOT connected products that will seamlessly integrate with Mercury's SmartCraft suite of digital technology (gauges, sensors, monitors, and vessel systems) to make boating easier, safer, and more enjoyable than ever before. Working prototypes of conceptual co-developed products will be demonstrate... 
02.16.18Mercury Marine wins Innovation Award for all-new 3.4L V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup
MIAMI (Feb. 16, 2018) – Mercury Marine has been awarded a 2018 Innovation Award by the National Marine Manufacturers Association in the Outboard Engine category for its all-new V-6 FourStroke outboard family. The official launch of the product was made on the opening day of the 2018 Miami International Boat Show and impressed the judges with its new look, design and features that are designed to enhance the boating experience."We are honored to win an Innovation Award for our new 3.4L V6 FourSt... 
02.15.18Brunswick Introduces Smart Boating with NAUTIC-ON
MIAMI (Feb. 15, 2018) – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today the launch of the NAUTIC-ONTM smart boating platform during the first day of the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The platform improves the boat ownership experience through connectivity and service. NAUTIC-ON provides peace of mind by effortlessly conveying the boat's location and vital systems data using a hub and wireless sensors installed on the boat. Customers access the information using the intuitive NAUTIC-ON app... 
02.15.18Boston Whaler® introduces new Montauks at Miami International Boat Show
EDGEWATER, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Boston Whaler introduced the new 190 Montauk and 210 Montauk this week at the Miami International Boat Show. The 190 and 210 join the 150 and 170 Montauks, unveiled in August, to complete a redesign of the entire Montauk family. "We're pleased to introduce the new 190 and 210 Montauks, bringing cutting-edge capability to these beloved classics," said Jeff Vaughn, Whaler Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, during a press event held on Thursda... 
02.15.18Boston Whaler® unveils 380 Realm at the Miami International Boat Show
EDGEWATER, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Boston Whaler's new 380 Realm is designed to take boaters beyond the horizon and back, combining incredible capability and performance with outstanding comfort, a purposeful array of amenities, and clever design choices throughout. Making its World Premiere at February's Miami International Boat Show, the 380 Realm joins the 350 Realm as the first models in a new family of boats from the Unsinkable Legend. "The 380 Realm is designed to make any on-water goal pos... 
02.15.18Mercury Marine introduces new V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup and an expansion to its SeaPro family
MIAMI (Feb. 15, 2018) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to introduce its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The new engine family, which builds on the success of Mercury's 75-150hp FourStroke outboards, features 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard. The new Mercury FourStroke and SeaPro outboards are built o... 
02.12.18SEA RAY®’S SLX 400 OUTBOARD TO BE FEATURED AT THE 2018 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Untitled DocumentKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2018) — Sea Ray's SLX 400 shot to rapid acclaim following its debut, earning a NMMA Innovation Award for its array of design breakthroughs. Now, "The Entertainer" is available with all the benefits of outboard power in the dynamic new SLX 400 Outboard. "We're thrilled to feature our SLX 400 Outboard at this year's Miami International Boat Show," said Brad Anderson, president and general manager, Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. "This sho... 
02.09.18Mercury Marine to highlight new and improved Joystick Piloting for Outboards system at 2018 Miami International Boat Show
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Feb. 9, 2018) – Mercury Marine's next generation joystick piloting system takes the innovation and art of a joystick-enabled vessel to the next level. In 2013, Mercury introduced Joystick Piloting for Outboards, the first of its kind in the marine marketplace. It remains the most precise system on the market and the only system from helm to stern designed to work with a Mercury engine. Mercury's new and improved Joystick Piloting for Outboards will be on display and availab... 
02.09.18Quicksilver Marine Parts & Accessories “QCrew” prepares for 2018 Elite Season
Two new members join the team Alexander City, Alabama — With this afternoon's weigh-in at Lake Martin near Alexander City, Alabama, the newly assembled Quicksilver "QCrew" Water Team will launch into the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament-fishing season with the highest degree of confidence in the performance of their boats and engines.This year, new members Mark Daniels, Jr. and Dustin Connell join Quicksilver pros Jacob Powroznik and Stetson Blaylock to round out the four-man team. The ... 
01.29.18Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants teams up with 2018 X Games Qualifier Darrin Mees
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Quicksilver is excited to announce its sponsorship with Darrin Mees on his journey to the 2018 XGames Aspen. Darrin will be participating in this year's Winter XGames, January 25-28, 2018 in Aspen, Colorado. Mees will be riding a Polaris Industries Timbersled Snow Bike at this year XGames. Darrin Mees, a Pro SnoCross and Motocross racer originally from Long Island, N.Y., is eager for this year's Winter XGames. This will be Mees's fourth appearance at the XGa... 
01.22.18Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants and North American Ice Fishing Circuit join forces again for 2018 season
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Quicksilver is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the North American Ice Fishing Circuit in 2018. The announcement marks the second consecutive season of sponsorship. NAIFC tournaments are the cold weather, ice fishing equivalents of big-time bass tournaments held during the warm, open-water months. NAIFC competitors are recognized as the top performers in ice fishing. The tournaments include five to seven three-day qualifying tournaments, which are held i... 
01.16.18FLW and Mercury Marine Sign Sponsorship Deal for 2018 Season
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Mercury Marine across all FLW tournament circuits. The Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based marine propulsion manufacturer, will serve as one of two official outboard-engine sponsors in 2018. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "FLW is pleased to announce our continued partnership with Mercury... 
01.02.18Mercury Marine announces 2018 Go With 5 outboard promotion
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan 2, 2018) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion, is pleased to announce its first outboard promotion of 2018; the 2018 Go With 5 outboard promotion. Boaters can now take advantage of five years of extended coverage to kick-off the new year. The promotion runs from January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. This offer includes three years of standard warranty, plus two years of Mercury Product Protection (MPP) Gold."Kicking off the new year with an opportuni...