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Brothers Marine Canvas
Fly bridge canvas
Brothers just finished my flybridge in Long Beach did an excellent job and took care of some small extra details as request by Richar60 in fullerton, ca
Orion Yacht Solutions Inc.
rip off
Andy the owner of this company is the worst marine contractor I have dealt with in 16 yrs of running private yachts. Not only by andrew14 in fort lauderdale, fl
Pullen Tows - Vessel Assist Lake Washington
Poor Attitude and Overcharge
I had the distinct displeasure of having to deal with this guy 'JP" from Pullen Tows- on Sat 12 July on Lake Union. He was o by Michae71 in kirkland, wa
Sun Country Marine
Great service!
Thank you so much to Derek Watson of Sun Country Marine in Ontario for such wonderful service. My wife and I just purchased a by Thomas26 in arcadia, ca

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FLIR Systems reports 2Q resultsFLIR Systems saw revenue decline 5 percent to $369.4 million and operating income drop to $59.4 million from $70.3 million in the second quarter. The maritime segment saw revenue grow 1 percent from 2013 to $55.2 million. “Strength from the Raymarine products, particularly multifunction displays, sonars and autopilots, was offset by weaknesses from FLIR-branded thermal...more[read more]
Regulator Marine names VP of operationsRegulator Marine president Joan Maxwell announced the appointment of Brian Traylor as vice president of operations. Traylor’s goal will be to lead growth and refinement in Regulator’s quality and productivity as the company continues to grow and serve its dedicated customer base. He most recently served as operations director of GlaxoSmithKline’s pharmaceutical manufacturing site in...more[read more]
OceanLED names new superyacht managerOceanLED said William Banning joined its U.S. team in the role of superyacht manager, with the primary objective of growing the company’s superyacht business. “As we’ve experienced growth in the superyacht category, it was time to bring in a qualified candidate to strengthen the company’s position in the superyacht market,” U.S. general manager Don DeMott...more[read more]