November 2023

  • Published On: November 30, 2023

    The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) are seeking nominations for the 2024 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. Since 1999, the national award has sought to recognize an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing. Past [...]

  • Published On: November 29, 2023

    METSTRADE 2023 wrapped at RAI Amsterdam on Nov. 17 with record attendance across the three-day show. The show presented 1,540 exhibitors, 240 of them new to the show, from 53 countries across 11 halls at RAI Amsterdam. Busy stands, features and corridors hosted 28,900 visits from 18,630 unique visitors spanning 130 nationalities. The METSTRADE show [...]

  • Published On: November 28, 2023

    The speaker and activities schedule for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) Women in Textiles Summit taking place Feb. 12–14, 2024, in Phoenix, Ariz., is August 3, 2023, has been announced. The event is an opportunity to share expertise and empower others by engaging with industry members who are passionate and engaged in their career, education, [...]

  • Published On: November 22, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released economic data from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account for the year 2022. The data show that in 2022, outdoor recreation contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, with boating and fishing remaining a top contributor to the outdoor economy. Outdoor recreation [...]

  • Published On: November 21, 2023

    Discover Boating boat shows, in partnership with Progressive Insurance®, will take place in 10 markets throughout the country, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami with a focus on attracting both current boaters and next-gen customers through floorplan expansions, enhancements to the Discover Boating boat show experience and Boat Finder upgrades that allow customers to [...]

  • Published On: November 20, 2023

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 Canadian Boating Statistical Abstract's retail markets report is now available for member download. After two years of strong sales, new boat unit sales fell nearly 12% in 2022, returning to pre-pandemic levels. For more information, visit

  • Published On: November 16, 2023

    U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced a new round of grants going to 41 ports across the United States from President Biden’s infrastructure package. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes nearly $17 billion for port infrastructure. The Biden administration is investing more than $653 million to fund port projects with the goal [...]

  • Published On: November 15, 2023

    The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), which provides technical information for the global marine industry, has unveiled its 2024 class calendar for ABYC certification courses. The 2024 offerings include marine electrical, marine systems, marine standards and marine corrosion. Crafted to provide in-depth understanding and practical skills, these courses ensure that marine professionals adhere to [...]

  • Published On: November 14, 2023

    Registration is now open for the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) 2024 Conference and Expo being held January 18-20 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick, R.I. The annual event provides a peek into the latest and greatest products and services for the awning and marine canvas industry. Fabricators have an opportunity to meet [...]

  • Published On: November 13, 2023

    Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) announces VISTA by ATA, a new online sourcing directory platform specifically designed to provide information on sourcing products, services and suppliers in the textile industry year-round. “Sourcing is an important benefit for our membership and VISTA allows for an easy and effective way to connect suppliers to buyers and so much [...]