Minneapolis Boat Show attracts crowds

January 31st, 2023

The sold out 2023 Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, the nation’s largest collection of freshwater boats in the country, attracted nearly 24,000 attendees over its four-day run Jan. 26-29.   Minneapolis’ new Discover Boating Boat Finder generated more than 15,000 sessions since its December launch, with users spending an average time of 4.5 minutes on […]

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Keyston Bros announces new sales rep

January 26th, 2023

Keyston Bros, a well-known distributor of marine upholstery materials and supplies, announced that Jamie Marozzi, former owner of BayView Canvas, has been hired as a sales representative for the company. Marozzi will be based out of Keyston’s Raleigh, N.C. warehouse and will service the upholstery communities of the Northeast region. BayView Canvas, a custom marine […]

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MARAD announces grants for small shipyards

January 25th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOD) Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of nearly $20 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2023 funding to help modernize small U.S. shipyards and train the workforce in this sector. MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program provides grants that can be used to purchase equipment or provide employee training. In addition, […]

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ATA Canada Workshop speakers announced

January 24th, 2023

The Advanced Textile Association (ATA) Canada Workshop 2023 has announced five speakers who will take part in the Canada Division’s one-day workshop focused on the Canadian textile market. This workshop takes place Feb. 9, 2023, at Lasalle Canvas Inc., in Quebec, Canada. The speakers are: Alex Petizian, Sales and Account Manager, Supply Management Naizil Coated […]

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RIMTA awards Clean Marina certifications

January 19th, 2023

The Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) has recognized three new Clean Marina Facilities for its 2022 Clean Marina program. The voluntary program is administered by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council to recognize Rhode Island marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs that voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements and adopt measures to reduce pollution. Designated "clean […]

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Call for nominations for 2023 40 Under 40 program

January 18th, 2023

Entering its seventh year, Boating Industry magazine is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, the magazine receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and other individuals in management positions across the industry, all shining a […]

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Nashville Boat Show attracts strong attendance

January 17th, 2023

The 2023 Discover Boating® Nashville Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, attracted more than 10,000 attendees after a two-year hiatus. Exhibitors reported encouraging sales and leads with show-goers eager to shop for new boats in Nashville, Tenn., after a two-year hiatus. Reinforcing consumer demand, more than 8,000 people used Nashville’s new Discover Boating Boat […]

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2023 boating industry outlook shows a healthy demand

January 12th, 2023

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shared the latest industry data, and the 2023 outlook shows that coming off a record year of high demand in 2021, new powerboat retail unit sales normalized in 2022, down an estimated 15-18%, to pre-pandemic growth years (2015-2019) with an estimated 250,000 new units sold, 25% above previous averages […]

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U.S. Total Boating Statistical Report for 2021 now available

January 11th, 2023

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) complete 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available for member download on nmma.org. The report spans 2008-2021, with data and insights on trends in industry growth and shifts in market behavior. Sections include: Total Industry Sales by Category and State; Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat […]

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ATA webinar offers tools for business transformation

January 10th, 2023

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is offering the webinar “Work On Your Business Instead of In It” on January 18, 2023, from 1:00–2:00 pm EST. The webinar is free for ATA members and $39 for nonmembers. During this webinar, Michael Richman, EOS® implementer and former owner of Academy Awning, will introduce tools that can immediately […]

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