April 2023

  • Published On: April 27, 2023

    The Washington State Senate approved a bill that requires boats to stay a minimum of 1,000 yards from southern resident orcas in Washington waters. Senate Bill 5731 awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature, according to a report by The Seattle Times. Currently, boats must stay 400 yards from the whales, but a January 2021 study showed [...]

  • Published On: April 26, 2023

    Trivantage announces the promotion of Keith Purves, MFC, current outside sales representative in the Florida region, to business development and training manager. In his new role, Purves will focus on expanding the company’s portfolio of products and leading internal and external product application training. Purves and his wife operated Riverside Covers, a custom marine canvas [...]

  • Published On: April 26, 2023

    RINA, the inspection, certification and consulting engineering multinational, has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Maritime University (WMU), an institution established by and for the international maritime community within the United Nations system. The MoU is aimed to promote academic, technical and educational exchanges between the two institutions with the aim [...]

  • Published On: April 25, 2023

    TACO Marine, a manufacturer of sport fishing equipment and boating accessories, has appointed Josh Henderson as Outside Sales Representative for North and South Carolina. A licensed captain, Henderson is a member of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team, one of the most successful professional fishing teams on the East Coast. He will bring his experience and [...]

  • Published On: April 20, 2023

    Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit has opened a Marine Innovation Center in Kennesaw, Ga. The new 75,280 square foot facility also houses the Yamaha Marine Connected Division as well as Yamaha U.S. Marine Development, Yamaha Marine Product Management and Yamaha Marine Technical Marketing. The Marine Innovation Center represents the fourth major Yamaha facility in the [...]

  • Published On: April 19, 2023

    Sunseeker International, a British luxury performance motor yacht brand, recently announced the launch of a new training initiative to address a skills shortage affecting the marine industry. The Sunseeker Skills Academy, developed in partnership with Bournemouth and Poole College, in Poole, England, is open to those seeking a career change, offering individuals the opportunity to [...]

  • Published On: April 18, 2023

    The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has designated Marine Systems at IYRS School of Technology and Trades a Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP). Launched in 2022, the MTAP ensures training is aligned with industry needs at both secondary and post-secondary schools. To achieve MTAP designation, ABYC staff reviews the program application prior to [...]

  • Published On: April 17, 2023

    The speaker submission deadline for the 2024 Marine Fabricators Conference is May 1. The conference will take place Jan. 25–27, 2024, at the Tradewinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The call for speakers is an opportunity for fabricators and their organizations to help develop valuable and worthwhile content that conference attendees are eager [...]

  • Published On: April 12, 2023

    Research funded by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), examined the socio-demographics, psychographics, finances, boating attitudes and interests, as well as the barriers and motivations to boat buying, among the boating public. The research found that there are 91 million potential boaters that are younger, more [...]

  • Published On: April 11, 2023

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource (DNR) and Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) is seeking public input on a variety of natural resource and outdoor recreation-related questions and proposed rule changes. The survey closes on Thursday, April 13. All Wisconsin residents and outdoor recreationalists are encouraged to carefully consider each of the questions posed by the [...]