August new powerboat registrations up

October 18, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced that its New Powerboat Registrations Report has just been updated with advance August data. Most segments are up year over year (YOY) ranging from 1.7-12.6 percent. The exception is sterndrive boats, which continue to lag, down 1.2 percent for the category overall. Contact Vicky Yu, director of …

Sustainability in the Marine Industry conference set

October 13, 2016

Members of the global marine industry are being encouraged to attend the Sustainability in the Marine Industry conference Nov. 14 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Early-bird registration closes Monday, October 17. The conference will explore sustainable design and construction concepts. The conference will also address progress on boat and yacht disposal and recycling processes. Organized by Quaynote …

Webinar on styrene, Prop 65 set for Oct. 13

October 12, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and leaders from chemical industry are conducting compliance webinar Thursday, Oct. 13, on California’s Proposition 65. In April, California added the substance styrene to the Proposition 65 regulatory warning list. Webinar topics will discuss how styrene is proposed to be treated under the regulation and how the boating industry …

Herculite welcomes new western regional sales manager for awning and marine distribution

October 7, 2016

Emigsville, Pa.-based Herculite Products Inc., the leading innovator in high performance and custom fabrics, hired Buddy Silva as their new western regional sales manger-awning and marine. Silva comes to Herculite with many years of sales and business development experience. He earned the Marketing Excellence National Award and is a present/past director on two textile industry …

Chamber of Marine Commerce appoints interim president

October 6, 2016

The board of directors of the Chamber of Marine Commerce appointed Raymond Johnston as interim President effective October 1, 2016. Johnston will oversee the implementation of the merger between the Chamber of Marine Commerce and the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA). Under the terms of the merger agreement the Chamber of Marine Commerce and the CSA …

MFA Southwest Regional Workshop Wrap up

October 4, 2016

If you weren’t at the MFA Southwest Regional Workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, you really missed out. MFA marine shops: Sharps Tarps and Sewlong Custom Covers hosted the one-and-half day event that took place on September 23-24, 2016. There were 40 in attendance. The event started out with a meet and greet at Legend’s …

Congress passes water resources act

October 3, 2016

The U.S. Congress passed an important bill last week that directly impacts the recreational boating industry, according to the National Marine Manufacturing Association. The House voted 399-25 to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), approving critical funding improvements and upkeeps for U.S. waterways and harbors. The Senate had passed its version of WRDA earlier …