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Nominations open for Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2016

Nominations are being accepted for the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2016, organized by IBI and METSTRADE, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The awards recognize the individual and team success of international boat-building companies. The eight award categories include: retail marketing initiatives, international distributor/dealer development, boat builder and equipment manufacturer collaborative solutions, …

Bipartisan CORAL Act introduced

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced the Conserving Our Reefs And Livelihoods (CORAL) Act (H.R. 5771), which she authored, along with several co-sponsors to amend and reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Ros-Lehtinen’s bipartisan CORAL Act acknowledges that the environmental and economic benefits of coral reefs …

Boating statistical abstract available for preorder

Print editions of the 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, which contains thousands of data points and insights on the boating industry, are now available for preorder, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Preordered spiral-bound, glossy color copies will be delivered in mid-August. Print editions of the full report are available for $200 …

Bertram acquires facility in Tampa Bay, Fla.

U.S. boat builder Bertram has announced the acquisition of a waterfront facility on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The new Bertram World Headquarters is an existing 120,000-square foot shipyard and marine service facility south of the Gandy Bridge on Tampa Bay. “This plant, which already has been operating as a full-service marine facility for decades, is perfect …

Crowdfunding campaign supports Miami Marine Stadium

Heineken, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the City of Miami and Indiegogo, is supporting the restoration of Miami Marine Stadium, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The effort is part of Heineken’s “Cities” campaign, which aims to improve urban areas. Heineken is investing marketing resources to promote the campaign …

Sattler Corporation names Chris Duerk SVP of sales and marketing

Sattler Corporation, a member of the Sattler AG family of companies, has announced the addition of Chris Duerk as the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, according to the Casual Living online newsletter. Duerk has a career spanning 20 years in the performance textiles and related markets. Most recently, he managed the sales …

NMMA Canada receives funding for boat safety

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA Canada) has announced plans to develop a new boating safety initiative with the help of a grant from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. NMMA Canada will receive $312,000 over the next three years as part of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SARNIF) to create a …

Coalition grows to support Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was covered in detail during the recent American Boating Congress. Twelve countries, including the United States, signed an agreement geared to strengthen global trade, pinpointing the Pacific region, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The U.S. Coalition for TPP, a broad-based and cross-sectoral group of U.S. companies and associations …

Earthrace designs unveiled

The Earthrace Conservation Organization has unveiled concept designs of a new 60m Trimaran to be used for conservation missions around the world. The vessel, designed by Auckland Naval Architects LOMOcean Design, is based on the original Earthrace that still holds the world speed record for circling the globe. Earthrace CEO Captain Pete Bethune says the …

Ross Jardine, NMMA Canada Hall of Fame Recipient, passes away

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that Ross Campion Jardine, former General Manager of Campion Marine and NMMA Canada Hall of Fame recipient, has passed away. Campion dedicated his career to helping grow recreational boating while creating a thriving business in Canada and internationally. His dedication to recreational boating and leadership over the years …