2023 Women Making Waves award winners named

June 29th, 2023

Boating Industry magazine officially named the 2023 Women Making Waves award winners. The Women Making Waves program—now in its sixth year—recognizes the multitude of women in the marine industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. Here is […]

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New Tenn. law increases BUI penalties

June 28th, 2023

Starting July 1, 2023, a new Tennessee law means there will be no difference in the way the courts treat Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases, as reported by several local news organizations. The new law will authorize courts to use the same sentencing for BUI cases as DUI […]

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Miami Corp. hires new sales rep for the New England region

June 27th, 2023

Jim Newman has joined Miami Corp. as its regional sales representative. Newman brings 22-plus years of experience working in the awning and marine industries. Prior to joining Miami Corp., Newman handled sales, customer service and general technical support for fabricators throughout the northeast region, and he has also been an active member of several trade […]

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Registration opens for IBEX 2023

June 22nd, 2023

Registration is now open for the 2023 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). Set to take place Oct. 3-5 in the newly renovated Tampa Convention Center, IBEX 2023 will offer visitors access to more than 680 exhibitors spread throughout three exhibit halls, docks and outdoor displays. IBEX’s first and second floor exhibit halls will showcase […]

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Proposed UK PFAS ban will affect international marine industry

June 21st, 2023

The European Chemicals Agency and the United Kingdom's Health and Safety Executive are examining proposals to ban the use of PFAS, which could have implications for the marine industry both in the United States and abroad, according to an article written by Katy Strickland in Practical Boat Owner magazine. PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are […]

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Brunswick Corp. experiences IT security incident

June 20th, 2023

Brunswick Corporation recently experienced an IT security incident that has impacted some of its systems and global facilities. The company said it has activated its response protocols, which include pausing operations in some locations, engaging leading security experts and coordinating with relevant law enforcement agencies. Brunswick said it is working to address the incident in […]

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Proposed legislation focuses on kids and fishing

June 15th, 2023

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced the Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2023. U.S. Representatives Maria Salazar (R-Fla.) and Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Calif.), and Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the legislation, as reported by Soundings Trade Only. The bill would create a grant program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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2023 IBEX Innovation Awards submissions now open

June 14th, 2023

Entries for the 2023 IBEX Innovation Awards program are now being accepted. The awards program recognizes manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products and technology to market. The winners will be announced during IBEX 2023, taking place October 3-5 in Tampa, Fla. All entries must be submitted by August 23, 2023. Learn more at […]

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Call for candidates for ATA Division Advisory Board positions

June 13th, 2023

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) members and staff rely on engaged advisory boards to help guide programming and initiatives. ATA's Divisions and Groups have announced the following open board positions and are currently looking for applications to fill these spots: •ATA Canada, 4 openings; 2 renewals •Fabric Structures Association (FSA), 3 openings; 2 renewals •Emerging Technologies […]

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Minnesota governor signs boater safety legislation

June 8th, 2023

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Environment Budget bill (MN H.F. 2310) into law on May 24. The legislation contains a boater safety education provision that promotes responsible and safe boating practices. The bill reinforces the state's commitment to promote safe and responsible boating practices and has long been supported by the recreational boating and […]

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