November 2016

  • Published On: 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 [...]

  • Published On: 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, [...]

  • Published On: 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 [...]

  • Published On: 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 [...]

  • Published On: 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, by Nov. 30. The award will be presented at the Progressive [...]

  • Published On: 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 [...]

  • Published On: 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 [...]

  • Published On: November 4, 2016

    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 [...]

  • Published On: 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 [...]