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Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Partners with DockMaster and MyTaskit

METTAWA, Ill., December 11, 2017 – Brunswick Corporation’s (NYSE: BC) dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage (BDA) announced today that it has partnered with DockMaster to offer exclusive discounts on DockMaster and MyTaskit products to their marine dealers in the United States and Canada. Launched in 2007, Brunswick Dealer Advantage is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and DockMaster and MyTaskit are two of several new programs being launched in honor of this milestone. 

“Brunswick Dealer Advantage is committed to offering Brunswick dealers with more options to strengthen their businesses and increase their profits,” said Kirsten Schuchardt, program manager for Brunswick Dealer Advantage. “By partnering with DockMaster and MyTaskit, our dealers now have access to two more industry-leading comprehensive and integrative dealer management systems, and for much less.”  

DockMaster pioneered the Marine Management Software industry, deploying the first marine management solution in 1983. Today, DockMaster continues to meet the demanding needs of marine dealerships and marinas with scalable full-business management solutions.  DockMaster software offerings include accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, haul and launch management, parts inventory, prospect management, service and work orders, boat sales with FI, order entry, point-of-sale, reservations, slip and rack management, and so much more. In addition, DockMaster partners with over 16 best-in-class web-based and mobile apps to provide CRM, dealer website integrations and EMV credit card processing, among others.

“We are excited to partner with Brunswick Dealer Advantage to provide their extensive dealer network with exclusive pricing on our DockMaster and MyTaskit products,” said Cam Collins, president of DockMaster. “As a technology solutions company that is 100% dedicated to the marina and marine industry, the BDA program provides us with a unique opportunity to help more dealers grow and improve their businesses.”   

As an official reseller of MyTaskit, DockMaster will also be providing Brunswick dealers with exclusive discounts on the MyTaskit software product.  MyTaskit provides a comprehensive software platform for work coordination within companies and between multiple businesses and their customers. The software allows service professionals to assign tasks from work orders to each other or subcontractors, prioritize works tasks for technicians, allow entry of labor hours and notes for work tasks using mobile phones, look up boat history using a mobile phone, seamlessly share labor hours, notes, tasks status and more between DockMaster and MyTaskit.

“We are very proud to be affiliated with Brunswick Dealer Advantage and the Brunswick marine brands,” said Kevin Hutchinson, founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “MyTaskit provides marine dealers and marinas with a platform to run their businesses more efficiently and move away from chaotic paper based processes and overuse of email and texting which are fast becoming cumbersome and outdated. We are excited to offer our robust software solution to all Brunswick marine dealers in the US and Canada.” 

Brunswick Dealer Advantage consists of leading dealer services that are designed to help dealers reduce costs and drive revenue, as well as enhance the retail customer experience and reward employees. Dealers can visit booth #826 and #828 at this year’s Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) to learn more about more about DockMaster or MyTaskit or booth #832 to learn more about BDA.  Dealers can also contact DockMaster and MyTaskit directly at 561-969-2882 (option #2) or Brunswick Dealer Advantage at 877-462-3884.

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s  leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, Payne’s Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.

About Brunswick Dealer Advantage
As part of Brunswick Financial Services, Brunswick Dealer Advantage offers a broad range of dealer services designed to enhance the long-term profitability of Brunswick’s dealers. Business services focus on four areas: attracting more retail customers, rewarding employees, enhancing operations, and increasing profitability. For more information on all Brunswick Dealer Advantage programs, visit http://www.brunswickdealeradvantage.com or call 877-462-3884.

About DockMaster
Since its inception in 1984, DockMaster has dedicated itself to delivering business management solutions to the marina and marine industry. DockMaster’s mission is to help its customers improve their operational efficiency so that they can deliver a first-class boating experience to their clients. Learn more at www.dockmaster.com.

About MyTaskit
MyTaskit provides a subscription-based work coordination platform for the service
industry that is easy to use, fits with existing work processes, and saves time by simplifying job tracking and coordination. It is the comprehensive solution boatyards and repair businesses use to work and communicate smarter and more efficiently. With it, service work is coordinated between staff, subcontractors and customers.  MyTaskit is used extensively in the commercial and recreational service and repair marine markets and has over 1,000 service pro users and 80,000 registered boat owners.  Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

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Daniel Kubera
                  Director – Media Relations and Corporate Communications
Phone:       847-735-4617
Email:        daniel.kubera@brunswick.com


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Winners announced for annual boat parade (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The docks were packed with people trying to find the best spot on the harbor to enjoy the 31st Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade.

A variety of boat types, from charter boats to pontoon boats, used their Christmas spirit to decorate and display holiday cheer for the crowd and judges. 

Parade officials said that 29 boats registered for the event as they made a loop in the harbor before settling in the East Pass for a fireworks show.

Mayor Scott Fischer was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Margaritaville and Justin Cavender hosted the parade judges and museum guests.

Judges for the event were Lance Johnson, City Parks Recreation Director, Shane Moody, Destin Chamber President CEO and Sherry Rushing, recently retired TDC Travel Industry Sales Director.  

Winners in each category were:

 • Private 30 ft. Under: GETTING NAUTI Captained by Dave Szklarski

• Private 31 ft. Over: O SEA D Captained by Jim English

• Charter/Commercial 30 Ft. Under: PEDAL PUB 1 Captained by Sheila Graham

• Charter/Commercial 31 ft. Over: DESTINY Captained by Dennis Kendrick

• Tour Boat/Motorized 50 ft. Under: EMERALD GRANDE SHUTTLE II Captained by

• Tour Boat/Motorized 51 ft. Over: SUNNY LADY Captained by Alex Kent

• Sailboat 30 ft. Under: AVALON Captained by David Hall

• Sailboat 31 ft. Over: NO ENTRY FOR THIS CATEGORY

• Overall Best Entry: SOUTHERN STAR, Captained by Jason McGregor

• City of Destin Harbor Heritage Award: SWOOP II Captained by Nick Price

 


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2018 Seattle Boat Show ‘Must Seas’

As of press time some of the boats of note include:

Bell Harbor

From Alexander Marine comes #011 of Ocean Alexander’s OA 100, a West Coast debut for this boat. Also being shown for the first time in Seattle is the new 70E, the first model of the new Evolution Series of yachts, built in Florida.

Cardinal Yacht Sales, the new Targa dealer, will be displaying the 2018 Targa T 27.1 Targas are built by hand in Western Finland and are a combination of a luxurious cruiser and seaworthy fishing boat, with a deep, safe walk around and fore deck. Targa calls their boats the ‘4×4 of the sea.’ A 2018 T 30 will be on display indoors in the Cap Sante booth.

Sundance Yacht Sales will have 11 boats on display at Bell Harbor Marina and eight indoors. At Bell Harbor, the Prestige 520 and Prestige 680 will both be making their West Coast debut. The 520 has an XXL flybridge, unique on a motor yacht of 52 feet according to Sundance, and the 680 boasts twin 900 hp Volvo Penta IPS1200s so it can cruise comfortably at 25 knots and tops out at 30 knots.

From Jeanneau comes the Leader line of inboard Express models and the 40 and 46 will be on display for the first time at a Seattle Boat Show.

Windworks Sailing Powerboating is the new Catalina Yachts dealer for Washington state and will have the 2018 Catalina 445, 2018 Catalina 315 and Sail and Cruising Magazine’s 2017 Boat of the Year winner, the Catalina 425 on display. (They’ll also a 2018 Catalina Capri 22 on display indoors.)

CenturyLink Field Event Center

Between the Bell Harbor Marina and CenturyLink Field Event Center locations, Lake Union Sea Ray will have 74 boats on display, more boats than they’ve ever had at any previous Seattle Boat Show. As the new dealer for Lowe Boats aluminum fishing boats and pontoon boats, they will have nine Lowe Boats ranging in size from 14-25 feet. Also on display will be the new bigger and wider Boston Whaler 170 Montauk and 150 Montauk, both making their West Coast debut. Sea Ray’s SDX 250 is another boat making a West Coast debut.

Bremerton-based Life Proof Boats will be on full display this year after announcing five new models to their 2018 lineup. Indoors they will feature four boats including a new 33FT Full Cabin packed with the latest in on water tech. At the Bell Harbor venue they will have a 31FT Full Cabin available for scheduled demo rides.

Marine Servicenter will have two boats making a West Coast debut – the Four Winns Vista 355 and Four Winns Vista 275 – as well as a Four Winns Vista 375 on display.

WakeSurfing is still all the craze in towboats and there will be plenty to check out at the show. Seattle Watersports will be featuring a fully-optioned 2018 Chaparral H2O 21 SURF at a very economical price point. Seattle Boat Company will have Malibu’s 23LSV and a brand new 21MLX on display. The 23SLV is the #1 selling model of all time in the tow boat class, and Malibu is #1 selling tow boat brand in Washington as well as the nation as a whole. Northwest Inboards will have the all new T22 and A24 from Axis Wake Research, the #3 selling tow boat brand in Washington and the nation.

Last summer Seaworthy Yachts and Brokerage became the exclusive dealer for Eastern, Seaway and Rosborough Boat lines built by Eastern Boats in Milton, NH. These brands have not previously been available in the state. Seaworthy will be showing the 27’ Eastern Islander, 22’ Sisu, 246 Rosborough Yarmouth and 21’ Seafarer.

South Lake Union

Emerald Pacific Yachts will have three new Riviera models including two brand new 2018 models, the Riviera 4800 and 5400 Sport Yacht as well as a Riviera 445 SUV 2016.

The 4800 is the first 4800 Riviera Sport Yacht to arrive in the Northwest and Emerald Pacific Yachts selected several key options and made custom changes specifically for the West Coast.

Hampton Yacht Group is displaying two new yachts – the 2017 Hampton 650 Pilothouse and the 2018 Endurance 658 LRC. The Endurance is the only yacht in her class to boast a four stateroom with four head layout and internal staircase, day head on aft deck and sunroof on hardtop.

Showing for the first time on the West Coast, from Marine Servicenter comes the smallest of the yacht range from Jeanneau, the Jeanneau Yacht 51. Also making its first west coast appearance is the Sun Odyssey 440, the first of the next generation of Jeanneau Sun Odyssey’s with innovative new design features such as inclined side decks and a twin rudder “skow bow” hull.

Billed as a ‘mini-megayacht’ and a ‘five-star boutique’ motoryacht by Premiere Yachts the 2018 Regency P65 will be making her US debut.

NEW for 2018 – Free Parking

Showgoers can enjoy free parking every day of the show at Bell Street Pier Garage and on weekends at the Yale Ave. N. Garage close to South Lake Union with the purchase of an e-ticket. Park and leave the driving to the Boat Show by hopping the free shuttle that runs continuously all days of the show between all three locations.

About the Seattle Boat Show

The show features three locations, more than 1,000 recreational vessels and more than 400 exhibitors. There are more than three acres of the latest innovations in accessories, technology and boating gear on display indoors, plus hundreds of world-class yachts on the water at South Lake Union and Bell Harbor Marina. There are approximately 200 free seminars during the nine days of the show and advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University. A free shuttle runs continuously between all three locations.

For a complete list of exhibitors, seminars, travel package and ticket prices, please visit www.SeattleBoatShow.com


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