2023 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards call for entry now open

November 23, 2022  |  Events, Industry News, News, Other Events

The Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, is now accepting entries to the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards program. The Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats, pontoon …
Transport Canada accepts ABYC electrical standards for electric and hybrid vessels

November 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Transport Canada has approved a policy accepting American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) electrical standards for electric and hybrid vessel compliance in Canada. This new Tier I Policy allows the marine industry to use alternative industry standards where no requirements currently exist within Canad…
Keynote speaker announced for ATA Women in Textiles Summit

November 21, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

Dr. Melissa Furman, the owner of Career Potential LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the Advanced Textile Association’s Women in Textiles Summit taking place March 1–3, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Furman will address practical solutions to the challenges of being a wom…
2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract just released

November 17, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract report that presents comprehensive industry data for recreational boating intelligence for 2008-2021 is now available. The report, which provides a window into industry growth and shifts in marke…
IBEX 2023 Education Conference call for proposals

November 16, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Education Conference has opened its call for proposals for the 2023 IBEX Show October 3 – 5, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. Organizers are seeking submissions for the Seminar Series, which delivers technical education from industry exp…
Outdoor rec industry sees record-breaking year in 2021

November 15, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released economic data for 2021, showing outdoor recreation’s powerful economic impact on the U.S. economy. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $862 billion in economic output, with recreational boating and fishi…
MRAA Dealer Week kicks off Dec. 5

November 14, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Dealer Week, the largest annual marine dealer education event, kicks off on Monday, Dec. 5, in Austin, Texas. The MRAA hosts Dealer Week each year to unite boat retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and more professionals for a…
ABYC 2023 Standards Week set for January

November 10, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has registration open for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans. Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project…