January 2023

  • Published On: January 31, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 26, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 25, 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, [...]

  • Published On: January 24, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 19, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 18, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 17, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 12, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 11, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 10, 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 [...]