LED illuminating fabric

March 17th, 2022

Kanvaslight® by Guardtex is an illuminating fabric that can be used in applications like bimini tops, seating, awnings and sunshades. The UL-certified technology allows textile structures to be used as a broad lighting surface. The two-component system, a light injector and an illuminating fabric, is designed so that no electricity is flowing through the fabric. […]

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Call for 2023 MFA Conference speakers

March 16th, 2022

Organizers of the 2023 Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 26-28, 2023, at the Sheraton New Orleans, in New Orleans, La., are looking for conference speakers. Speaker proposals must be free of commercial content, and conference organizers are especially interested in educational sessions that provide hands-on demonstrations covering topics such as patterning, business […]

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Boat show fundraiser will feed 800 families

March 15th, 2022

The annual Captain’s Table Gala at the Atlantic City Boat Show on Thursday, March 3, hosted 790 guests and raised more than $55,000. Hosted by Let Us Eat, Please Inc. and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the Gala’s fundraiser will provide 165,000 meals, feeding 800 families of children at New Jersey schools who have […]

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2022 STEP Ahead Awards recognize women in marine manufacturing

March 9th, 2022

Allison Lemasters of Malibu Boats LLC, Nicole McDonald and Brenna Preisser of Brunswick Corporation and Wendy Scholler of Mercury Marine have received the Manufacturing Institute's 2022 STEP Ahead Awards. From the factory floor to the C-suite, the STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, Production) Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers […]

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Enhancing the boat ownership experience webinar on March 9

March 7th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) recently worked with Left Brain Marketing to field a comprehensive study on individuals who purchased a boat in 2020 or 2021. Learn about the key takeaways from this study in an upcoming industry […]

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Miami International Boat Show draws large crowd

March 3rd, 2022

The 2022 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®, held Feb. 16-20, 2022, at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Downtown Miami, attracted 100,000 visitors across six locations and featured thousands of new boats, luxury yachts and boating and marine products. This was the first iteration of the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show–a joint production […]

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Department of Transportation announces new port infrastructure grants

March 2nd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced nearly $450 million in newly available grant funding for port-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)—by far the largest investment in the program ever. These grants will help ports expand capacity and improve the movement of goods through the nation’s supply chains. The announcement […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness week kicks off

March 1st, 2022

Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, running Feb. 28-March 4, 2022, draws attention to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), aquatic organisms that invade ecosystems beyond their natural, historic range and whose introduction can cause significant economic and environmental damage to regions. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) continues to be an active partner to outdoor recreation and […]

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Tools to make things easier

March 1st, 2022

This pre-folder installed on a sewing machine folds the zipper strips used on enclosure curtains. The strips are sewn as they exit the folder, and it gives a uniform part for the side of glass curtains or the edge of fabric curtains where zippers will be sewn. The Boatswain’s Locker in Jacksonville, Fla., was founded […]

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2022 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

March 1st, 2022

Sponsored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), the Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication. The entries are judged by a panel of certified marine professionals. Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Awards are given in each category. The MFA recognizes two Awards of Distinction, chosen from the Award of […]

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