Award recipients recognized during advocacy summit

April 29th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) hosted its annual advocacy summit, the American Boating Congress (ABC) April 21-22. The two-day virtual event brought together nearly 400 participants and recreational boating advocates, who heard from keynote speakers Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and White House Senior Policy Advisor Cedric Richmond. NMMA presented three awards during the event: […]

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Canadian luxury tax proposed

April 28th, 2021

Canadian news outlets are reporting that a proposed federal budget set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2022, includes a tax on luxury items, such as boats that retail for more than CAD250,000 ($200,000), according to the Trade Only Today online news site. If approved, the budget document cited by CTV News projects a CAD604 […]

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Supply chain webinar registration open

April 27th, 2021

The first webinar in the 2021 IBEX 365 series will take place Thursday, April 29, at 1 p.m. ET featuring a live discussion exploring supply chain management in a global, post-pandemic context. The webinar will be moderated by Scott Berry, National Marine Manufacturers Association director of engineering standards, and will feature speaker Andrea Sordi, Ph.D., […]

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Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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Exhibit opportunities in the 2021 ICAST Marine Accessories Pavilion, July 20-23

April 22nd, 2021

ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, will return as an in-person event July 20-23, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Exhibition opportunities are available in the Marine Accessories Pavilion (MAP) to get in front of buyers, dealers and distributors seeking the newest and most innovative marine aftermarket accessories and components. The Marine Accessories Pavilion is located […]

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Patrick Industries acquires SeaDek

April 21st, 2021

Patrick Industries Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hyperform Inc., a manufacturer of non-slip foam flooring, operating under the SeaDek brand name, for the marine OEM market and aftermarket. Hyperform also serves the pool and spa, powersports and utility markets under the SwimDek and EndeavorDek brands. SeaDek operates out of two manufacturing […]

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West Marine acquired by private equity firm

April 20th, 2021

West Marine, an integrated, omni-channel provider of aftermarket products and services to the boating, fishing, sailing and watersports markets in the U.S. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by L Catterton, according to BoatingIndustry.com. L Catterton is the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm and has extensive experience building enthusiast […]

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METSTRADE 2021 plans taking shape

April 16th, 2021

With in-person events expected to go ahead later this year, METSTRADE 2021 will return with an in-person event November 16-18 in Amsterdam. The METSTRADE show is the world's largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. Organized by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry […]

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New Trivantage distribution center triples inventory capacity

April 15th, 2021

Trivantage® has moved to a larger distribution facility in St. Louis, Mo., that will allow the company to better and more efficiently serve customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for customer will-call and shipments, and improved visitor parking. The new location will house increased inventory levels, easy-access sampling […]

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International Boating & Water Safety Summit to be held virtually, May 17-19

April 14th, 2021

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS), May 17-19. In its 24th year, IBWSS will explore “Partnerships for Progress”–a close look at how recreational boating and water safety communities collaborate to save lives around the world. Participate in daily sessions from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, […]

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