Data shows boat sales strong in 2021, continued momentum expected in 2022

January 20, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Data reported by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show that new powerboat retail unit sales are expected to surpass 300,000 units for the second consecutive year, closing 2021 an estimated 4 to 6 percent below record highs in 2020 and 7 percent above the five-year sales average. …
MFA Regional Workshop registration open

January 19, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) regional workshop hosted by Charlton’s Marine Canvas in Yorktown, Va., February 10-11, 2022. This is an opportunity for hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners…
U.S. Supreme Court blocks OSHA’s vaccine and testing mandate

January 18, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private employers with 100 or more employees. The Court ruled 6-3 against OSHA’s employer mandate, blocking it from taking effe…
MFA Regional Workshop registration open

January 13, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) regional workshop hosted by Charlton’s Marine Canvas in Yorktown, Va., February 10-11, 2022. This is an opportunity for hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners…
IFAI Board Chair Amy Bircher to participate in online Q and A

January 12, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold an “Ask Me Anything” event with IFAI Board Chair Amy Bircher on Monday, January 31, 2022, from 2pm – 3pm EST in an IFAI CONNECT community Open Forum. This is an opportunity to ask Bircher questions about the future of IFAI as we…
2020 US Total Boat Registrations Report now available

January 11, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association 2020 U.S. Total Boat Registrations Report is now available for members to download, which features registered and documented boats data by state, region and boat type, as well as estimates of the total recreational boats in use. Key insights include: The…
US Transportation Department awards more than $241 million in grants to ports

January 7, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). The PIDP is in its third y…
2020 Canadian export and import report now available

January 6, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2020 Recreational Boat and Marine Engine Exports & Imports report is now available as a part of the 2020 Canadian Boating Statistical Abstract. This section examines recreational boat and marine engine exports and imports from and to Canad…