2021 Canadian recreational boating stats now available

November 30th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, a comprehensive summary of statistics on the recreational boating industry in Canada, is now available as a complete digital edition. The report includes in-depth data and analysis for: New and pre-owned powerboat and sailboat salesNew outboard engine salesRecreational boat and marine engine exports […]

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ATA free webinar discusses business loans and acquiring capital

November 29th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) will present the free webinar “How to Acquire Capital and Qualify for a Business Loan” on Dec. 7, 2022, from 1–2 pm ET. The webinar will discuss the many different types of loans available to companies and address key topics including: •Acquiring working capital for day-to-day expenses  •Replacing older equipment […]

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Public comments sought for Section 301 tariffs

November 25th, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) opened its public comment period this week asking that businesses impacted by Section 301 tariffs, which impact more than 300 commonly used components, materials and parts in the marine manufacturing process, submit comments detailing the need for exclusions from these tariffs. The comment period will remain open […]

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2023 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards call for entry now open

November 23rd, 2022

The Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, is now accepting entries to the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards program. The Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies product as […]

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Transport Canada accepts ABYC electrical standards for electric and hybrid vessels

November 22nd, 2022

Transport Canada has approved a policy accepting American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) electrical standards for electric and hybrid vessel compliance in Canada. This new Tier I Policy allows the marine industry to use alternative industry standards where no requirements currently exist within Canada’s regulatory framework. The policy went into effect on Oct 25, 2022. […]

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Keynote speaker announced for ATA Women in Textiles Summit

November 21st, 2022

Dr. Melissa Furman, the owner of Career Potential LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the Advanced Textile Association’s Women in Textiles Summit taking place March 1–3, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Furman will address practical solutions to the challenges of being a woman in the workplace, particularly burnout. Furman served […]

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2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract just released

November 17th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract report that presents comprehensive industry data for recreational boating intelligence for 2008-2021 is now available. The report, which provides a window into industry growth and shifts in market behavior, includes these sections: Total Industry Sales by Category and State, Powerboat Sales Trends, Cruiser, […]

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IBEX 2023 Education Conference call for proposals

November 16th, 2022

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Education Conference has opened its call for proposals for the 2023 IBEX Show October 3 - 5, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. Organizers are seeking submissions for the Seminar Series, which delivers technical education from industry experts. All topics and speaker submissions are welcome but interested parties should note […]

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Outdoor rec industry sees record-breaking year in 2021

November 15th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released economic data for 2021, showing outdoor recreation’s powerful economic impact on the U.S. economy. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $862 billion in economic output, with recreational boating and fishing the number one contributor to the outdoor recreation economy and the largest recreational […]

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MRAA Dealer Week kicks off Dec. 5

November 14th, 2022

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Dealer Week, the largest annual marine dealer education event, kicks off on Monday, Dec. 5, in Austin, Texas. The MRAA hosts Dealer Week each year to unite boat retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and more professionals for a conference and expo to help retailers succeed in 2023 […]

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