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New Lower Cost Electric Outboard from Torqeedo
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New Lower Cost Electric Outboard from Torqeedo

Torqeedo has announced it has added a lighter and more affordable electric outboard to its product line. The new Travel 603 is the latest addition to Torqeedo’s line-up of clean, quiet portable electric outboards (video). The two-horsepower-equivalent, direct-drive, short shaft motor is the lightest in its power class, weighing just 15.5 kg (34 lbs.) complete, including...

St. Croix Voices of Victory: Lee Rose and Carter Koza
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St. Croix Voices of Victory: Lee Rose and Carter Koza

PARK FALLS, Wisc. – Carter Koza is senior at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia. His sister, Lee Rose Koza, is a sophomore at Carson-Newman University in Knoxville, Tennessee. Both siblings have fished competitively for the past several years, and credit their father, Jamie, for their love of fishing and drive to compete. “My...

Brunswick’s Freedom Boat Club Expands to United Kingdom
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Brunswick’s Freedom Boat Club Expands to United Kingdom

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom – Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the nation’s largest boat club, today announced the official opening of its first company-owned location in the United Kingdom. The new club is located in Portsmouth, near Port Solent, one of the most desirable boating destinations in the UK and...

Bass Pro Shops Names Chief Sustainability Officer
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Bass Pro Shops Names Chief Sustainability Officer

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s announced that Phil Graves has been named chief sustainability officer. Graves brings nearly two decades of leadership in sustainability efforts, strategic planning, finance, and environmentally responsible investing for global companies, including Patagonia, where he previously served as vice president of corporate development.   “Conservation is central to everything we do, and we...

Brunswick Announces Expansion of iJet Innovation Lab
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Brunswick Announces Expansion of iJet Innovation Lab

Mettawa, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) today announced a major expansion of its iJet Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois to support an acceleration of the Company’s ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity and Electrification) strategy and vision to use technology and design to enhance the recreational boating experience.  The new space will triple the square footage...

Shimano Varsity Scholarships Return for 2021
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Shimano Varsity Scholarships Return for 2021

If you’re passionate about the sport of fishing and are training for a career in fisheries biology and management, then you are invited to apply to a unique scholarship program, created through a partnership between Shimano North America Fishing and the conservation arm of B.A.S.S. “These scholarships are key components of the Shimano Varsity Program –...

Record Q4 Earnings for Academy Sports + Outdoors
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Record Q4 Earnings for Academy Sports + Outdoors

Strong consumer demand across all divisions – particularly sports and recreation – saw one of the country’s major suppliers of fishing tackle report a quadrupling of fourth quarter earnings. Net sales at Academy Sports+Outdoors increased 16.6% compared to the same period last year to a record $1.6 billion. Same store sales rose 16.1% and e-commerce...

Catch Co. Launches “On the Line” Competition  to Find Next YouTube Star
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Catch Co. Launches “On the Line” Competition to Find Next YouTube Star

Chicago, IL – Since getting its own start on a social platform, Catch Co. has grown to become one of the biggest names in fishing with popular brands like Mystery Tackle Box and e-commerce site Karl’s Bait & Tackle. Over 250,000 YouTube subscribers regularly enjoy incredible fishing moments through the company’s content like the “Unchartered’...

AFTCO Sponsors Conservation Groups
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AFTCO Sponsors Conservation Groups

American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) is a fishing clothing and tackle company that strives to provide anglers with high performance and reliable products that will be able to withstand the harshest elements. Focusing on conservation and fishing resources, they have made a pledge that 10% or more of their profits will contribute to different conservation...

American Jobs Plan Could Help Boating Industry
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American Jobs Plan Could Help Boating Industry

The Biden administration announced this week the American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion plan that proposes major investment in America to create millions of jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China. The framework outlines several programs supported by the recreational boating industry and NMMA is committed to securing the...