NBSAC requests applications to fill vacancies

March 30, 2016

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC), the council which advises the U.S. Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters, is soliciting applications for 2017 appointments. According to the Federal Register, NBSAC will consider applications for the following positions which will be vacant on December 31, 2016: two state …

Comment now on the strategic plan from the National Recreational Boating Safety Program

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on the draft of the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program 2017-2021. The plan is published in the Federal Register. The 30-day comment period ends April 20, 2016. Review the plan and submit comments through the Federal Register website. Questions can be directed to …

ABC launches updated smartphone conference app

March 28, 2016

American Boating Congress (ABC) is releasing a new, free smartphone app to attendees prior to its conference in May. The app is designed to help attendees navigate the ABC conference. The ABC app offers: a comprehensive event schedule to access the ABC agenda, receptions and schedule Hill visits improved Congressional directories and Capitol Hill Google …

Enter the 2016 International Achievement Awards

March 21, 2016

The 69th Annual International Achievement Awards are open for entries. Industrial fabric companies from around the world are encouraged to compete in new categories that showcase innovation, technical skill and design excellence. The competition has changed a bit this year. Each of the seven major categories will now have a brand new “Best in Category” …

Colombia International Nautical Congress adds speakers to summit

March 18, 2016

The 2016 International Nautical Congress of Colombia confirmed a roster of keynote speakers for the one-time summit on April 27-29 in Cartagena de Indias. Speakers will discuss Colombia as an emerging boating market and its future potential in the global marine industry. The congress will open with a keynote address from executive director Diaz-Granados Guida, …

Bouffler joins Strataglass

March 11, 2016

Strataglass LLC has added Randy Bouffler to its Fort Lauderdale sales team. Bouffler comes to Strataglass with more than 15 years of experience in the marine market. He has been a leader in marine cleaning and maintenance solutions and routinely participates in local and national industry expert events. Strataglass, a subsidiary of Herculite Products Inc., …

Complimentary 2016 resource guide available

March 9, 2016

The 2016 International Resource Guide providing insights into 31 market reports is now available. Compiled by the commercial service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the second annual Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide provides reports on countries including Colombia, Mexico, Germany, Taiwan, UK, South Africa and Nigeria. The guide was created to help the U.S. …

Marine industry veterans receive Alan J. Freedman Award

March 8, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) honored Ken and Rick Garelick, president and senior vice president, respectively, of Garelick Manufacturing Co., with the 2016 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award during the recreational boating industry breakfast at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Rick and Ken are second-generation leaders of their St. Paul …

NMMA makes strategic changes to its boat show roster

March 7, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) issued a press release last week, itemizing “strategic changes to its boat show roster.” The release said that NMMA has reached an agreement to transfer ownership of the Los Angeles Boat Show and the San Diego International Boat Show to Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., effective immediately. The 2016 Los …

Miami Boat Show Innovation Award winners announced

March 4, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards at the annual industry breakfast held Feb. 11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The awards program evaluated 77 products across 31 categories. The judges selected 17 winners in 16 …