National safe boating council seeks industry support for #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2016

In its efforts to create safer waterways, the National Safe Boating council (NSBC) is seeking industry support on Tuesday, Nov. 29 for #GivingTuesday. Its #GivingTuesday efforts are focused on keeping children safe while boating by teaching them valuable lessons, such as proper life jacket wear. To support the campaign you can donate by clicking here and you …

Larson Boat Group closes Minnesota facility

November 23, 2016

The Larson Boat Group has announced plans to consolidate its Little Falls, Minn., facility with its larger Pulaski, Wis., plant. The Little Falls plant manufactures the boating lines Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper and Triumph. President and chief executive of Larson Boat Group Rob Parmentier released a statement indicating that “after months of analysis, …

Burrows named president of Chamber of Marine Commerce

November 22, 2016

The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) has appointed Bruce R. Burrows as president, effective December 1, 2016. Burrows joins the chamber as the bi-national industry association enters a new chapter, having recently completed a merger with the Canadian Shipowners Association in September. Burrows brings almost 35 years of government relations, business development and consensus-building expertise …

Powerboat registrations up 6.6 percent through September

November 15, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated with advanced September data. Through September 2016, total new powerboat unit sales are up 6.6 percent year over year (YOY). For additional data from NMMA by boat type, hull material, propulsion and size going back five years, see the full report. NMMA members …

Nominations sought for 2017 Freedman Award

November 10, 2016

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Awards. Recipients of the NMMA Freedman Award are individuals who made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. To nominate an individual, complete and submit the formal application to Rachel Timko, rtimko@nmma.org by Nov. 30. The award will be presented at the Progressive …

Enter the 2017 Fabrication Excellence Awards today

November 8, 2016

Now is the time to submit your best fabrication projects for a chance to win a Fabrication Excellence Award. The deadline to submit projects is Dec. 5. The award winners will receive a feature spot in Marine Fabricator magazine, a recognition on the MFA website and participation in the awards ceremony dinner at the Marine Fabricators Conference. The …

Advisory council applicants sought for eight marine sanctuaries

November 4, 2016

Advisory council applicants are being sought for eight National Marine Sanctuaries which are oversaw by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office. These community-based groups guide management decisions and community relations for each sanctuary site. Candidates are selected based on expertise and experience. Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, November 30. More information is …

Registration is open for the 2017 Marine Fabricators Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 19–21 at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. Join fellow marine fabricators for three days of education, networking, fun and and business building. You won’t want to miss out on the conference’s nine educational seminars. These seminars are devoted to helping your business grow …

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2017 MFA Conference: Designed for business development

November 1, 2016

There is still time to register for the 2017 MFA Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. The event, January 19-21, is designed to help marine fabricators cultivate industry connections while improving business efficiencies and revenue. The 2016 conference had one of the best attendance records ever, and a similar turnout is expected for the 2017 conference. The …