Updates and Major Additions Archive 1
April 1997 - June 1998
We used to maintain a separate Industry News Page (June 1997- 17 August 1998). It involved considerable duplication of this page and was discontinued. If you are interested in events occurring in that time frame, you might wish to review it as well as this page. If you are looking for a more current event, try the current Updates Page.
30 June 1998
Major update and verification of all the links on the site.
29 June 1998
Added press release on Toyota Marine Sports web site to Toyota Page. Added link to boat links page.
Added coverage of OMC's new 3 year $150 million line of revolving credit to OMC page
Added Supreme Court ruling "Ex- Employees Can Testify" to Legal Desk. This may have application to David Jones being able to be used as a witness against Brunswick in anti-trust and product liability suits.
8 January 1998
Updated Toyota Folder to include announcement that Maritec (Gambler Bass Boats) would be building its new ski boat.
Added Distributor Sales Rep Job Opening to Jobs Folder.
21 October 1997
Added listing of APIME (Asia Pacific International Marine Exposition - Hong Kong 9-12 July, 1998) to Boat Show Folder.
18 October 1997
Mercury PerformanceCraft (Mercury Marine) announced the availability of many skilled professionals from the closing of its PWC operation in Hartford Wisconsin. We posted their "official letter" announcing many of the types of professionals available that also included contact information.
Added Weather Folder to cover relationships of the industry with the weather, obtain weather forecasts, and especially to cover the current projected weather patterns from El Nino. El Nino could be a very strong force in the boating industry in the coming year.
27 August 1997
Added two articles about Detroit Diesel extending their offer for OMC stock (26 Aug Dow Jones Newswire and 27 August Wall Street Journal) to the Detroit Diesel / OMC Page
Added new Yamaha web site info (new North American Yamaha web site, new European Yamaha web site, Yamaha Japan boat page, Yamaha Japan commercial fishing boat page, and Yamaha Japan engine page info to:
Boating Links Page
Power Boat Links Page
Engine Section of Other Links Page
Announced the new North American and European sites on the news page