Imagining new ways to create shade

August 31st, 2020

Whitney Carman chose WeatherMAX® 3D for this Viking 80’s 15-by-15-foot temporary shade structure. Panels were individually cut into triangles to create a symmetrical design aesthetic. Photo: Even Keel Canvas LLC. Whitney Carman relies on lateral thinking and relationship building to create innovative shade solutions. By Sigrid Tornquist “I think one of the reasons my projects […]

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NECPA Expo postponed until 2022

August 27th, 2020

The North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) has announced that its annual Expo scheduled for Jan. 21-23, 2021, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Warwick, R.I., has been postponed until January 2022. For more information, visit www.necpa.org.

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Get listed in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide

August 26th, 2020

The annual call for listings in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide is now open. Thousands of companies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services for their businesses. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of fabric, film and foam; hardware and findings; end products and services; and equipment and tools. Current advertisers and […]

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Secretary Bernhardt announces expansion of hunting and fishing on public lands

August 25th, 2020

In a U.S. Department of Interior press release, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the opening and expansion of more than 850 hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 147 national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries. According to the release, this rule is the single largest expansion […]

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Boat building increased in June

August 20th, 2020

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) June Monthly Shipment Report, wholesale boat shipments increased for the second consecutive month in June, up 60 percent compared to May, as boat building activity ratcheted back up following lockdown restrictions during the early days of the pandemic response. Compared to June 2019, wholesale shipments are down […]

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Get listed in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide

August 19th, 2020

The annual call for listings in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide opens August 24. Thousands of companies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services for their businesses. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of fabric, film and foam; hardware and findings; end products and services; and equipment and tools. We need to […]

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Value Vinyls announces introduction of Visiontex for outdoor solutions

August 18th, 2020

Value Vinyls Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, has announced a partnership with HVG Fabrics, an Australian based company. Value Vinyls will be the exclusive brand partner in North America for Visiontex™, a vinyl-coated polyester product. Visiontex fabrics are made for long-term outdoor performance and manufactured to Greenguard Gold Certification requirements, with no harmful toxins like lead, mercury, […]

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Boats are spared from new Canadian retaliatory tariffs

August 18th, 2020

As reported in The Washington Post and other news sources, following the Trump administration’s decision to reimpose tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, the Canadian government announced that it will impose dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products. Canada says it intends to impose retaliatory levies valued at roughly $2.7 billion on a "broad and extensive" […]

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California legislature will not address bill to create year-round fishing licenses

August 13th, 2020

A bill to create year-round sportfishing licenses will not be addressed by the California Legislature this year due to the truncated legislative session. Under current law, fishing licenses expire on December 31 of each year regardless of when the license is purchased, which the recreational boating and fishing community are working to fix. “California anglers […]

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ABYC publishes new boat building and repair standards

August 12th, 2020

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) published its 60th supplement of Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, which provides the marine industry with the latest in boat building and repair standards. “This year’s supplement contains a much-anticipated technical information report on lithium ion batteries, which provides valuable and much needed guidance to […]

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