March 2021

  • Published On: March 30, 2021

    The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) returns to the Tampa Convention Center Sept. 28-30, 2021. Organizers are planning for a safe in-person event, which will offer attendees access to more than 700+ exhibits in the exhibit halls, outdoor display space and on the IBEX Docks. Registration will open soon. More details to come.

  • Published On: March 29, 2021

    Fasnap Corp. has promoted Ryan Grady to national sales manager. Grady joined Fasnap in 2003 and has served key marine textile markets in the southeastern U.S. as well as domestic and international military and textile markets. Having excelled in building customer relationships throughout the Southeast and Midwest, Grady was reassigned to Fasnap's Anaheim, Calif., branch [...]

  • Published On: March 26, 2021

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced the promotion of Courtney Erhardt to show manager for the Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show. Erhardt will also be responsible for exhibit space sales in her new role. Erhardt has worked for the NMMA for 15 years coordinating operations for numerous trade and consumer events—including for the [...]

  • Published On: March 24, 2021

    Sattler AG announces the addition of Mike Weunski as regional sales manager, shade and marine division. Weunski comes to Sattler with more than 20 years of experience in the shade and marine industry, most recently as sales and operations manager at Docril Fabrics LLC. In his new role, he will manage key customer relations, with [...]

  • Published On: March 24, 2021

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Q4 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, shows marine CEO assessments of current conditions and short-term outlooks in Q4 were the most optimistic since the survey’s inception in 2018, following historic [...]

  • Published On: March 23, 2021

    The U.S. Coast Guard will require operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL), effective April 1, 2021. The new requirement, reported on the National Marine Manufacturers Association website, is mandated by Section 8316 of the National Defense Authorization Act of [...]

  • Published On: March 23, 2021

    The three-part Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series wrapped up successfully on March 18 averaging nearly 90 participants for each of the three two-hour sessions from around the U.S., Australia, England, the Netherlands and other countries. The final session featured a presentation on “Next Generation Technology” by Darren Arthur, MFC, Nautilux Custom Canvas, Hazlitt, N.J. [...]

  • Published On: March 18, 2021

    The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation’s second Educator Training Conference will be held July 20-22, 2021, in a virtual format. The “train-the-trainer” event is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching, or are thinking about teaching marine service in their schools, as well as boating industry leaders [...]

  • Published On: March 16, 2021

    The final session in the MFA Virtual Series will take place Thursday, March 18, and will include a presentation by Darren Arthur, Nautilux Custom Canvas, on “Next Generation Technology.” The session will include more giveaways, a virtual tour of Marine Tops Unlimited, networking, and exhibitor spotlights. It will take place from 3–5 pm EST, and [...]

  • Published On: March 12, 2021

    2020 was a record-breaking year in Canada for outboard engine retail sales as Canadians took to the water in unprecedented numbers, according to data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada. Outboard engine retail sales in 2020 reached a total of 44,000 units, up 17% over 2019, marking both the highest annual sales volume [...]