Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day seeks industry involvement

February 25, 2013

June 8, 2013, will be the first nationwide boating event dedicated to help industry stakeholders expand their customer base as the industry collaborates to grow boating through participation. Welcome on the Water on National Marina Day will be held at on-water locales around the U.S. All recreational boating businesses are encouraged to take part as …

West Marine’s Repass and Eisenberg receive NMMA 2013 Charles F. Chapman Award

February 18, 2013

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recognized Randy Repass whose distinguished career spans 45 years in the boating industry, and Geoff Eisenberg, a 37-year marine industry veteran, as the recipients of this year’s Charles F. Chapman Award. Both received the award during the annual Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast held at the Progressive Insurance Miami International …

John Robert Long receives NMMA 2012 Alan J. Freedman Award

February 14, 2013

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) honored “Bob” John Robert Long, Owner and CEO of Marine Concepts, with the 2012 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Long received the award during the Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast held at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail. NMMA’s Accessory Manufacturers Division (AMD) introduced the …

MFA member project wins Award of Distinction

February 12, 2013

Award of Distinction | Canvas Innovations | Holland, Mich. This 211 Liberator was due for a facelift even before it was torn up by a raccoon while in storage. The customer wanted the new upholstery to be different than the standard Four Winns boat because he was tired of everyone comparing his Liberator to everyone …