2021 cruiser, watersport, fishing boat sales stats available

September 28th, 2022

The Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat and Trailer Sales Trends section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. This report examines retail sales trends of trailers, as well as new boats commonly used for the three top boating activities: cruising, watersports and fishing. Overall, sales declined compared […]

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Hurricane Ian forces IBEX 2022 cancellation

September 26th, 2022

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the cancellation of this year’s show, which was to take place Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla. The decision, according to show organizers, was made in order to prioritize the safety of its staff, exhibitors and partners as a result of weather reports from the National Oceanic and […]

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Robert Newsome appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

September 22nd, 2022

Robert Newsome, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) senior vice president of operations, has been sworn in to the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), following his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. NBSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Commandant […]

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Marine Mat announces new European manufacturing facility

September 21st, 2022

Marine Mat, a USA-headquartered supplier of patented foam decking for the marine industry, announced that it has secured a manufacturing facility in Europe and has started installing equipment and building production lines. The European Union facility is located in northern Slovakia near the Polish border in the city of Považská Bystrica. "We are really excited […]

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2021 pre-owned boat market report available

September 20th, 2022

The Pre-owned Boat Market section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. The report includes retail unit sales data, retail market values, average price information, and pre-owned boat sales trends from 2008-2021. For the second time in the last 14 years, pre-owned boat sales exceeded one […]

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Registration opens for ABYC and USCG Risk Mitigation Series webinar

September 16th, 2022

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced a date and registration for the next free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series. The third webinar of the series will be “Defect Notification and Product Recalls” held Nov. 9, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. EST. In the past year, the USCG/ABYC […]

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Global markets business development forum happening in September

September 14th, 2022

Recreational boating industry stakeholders and marine exporters, or those who are looking to export, are invited to participate at Discover Global Markets’ forum “The Blue Economy,” taking place in Rhode Island September 20-22, 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a host of speakers and U.S. Government Trade Experts. Program highlights include: Receive […]

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Taste of IFAI Expo 2022 webinar is September 14

September 12th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is presenting a free “Taste of IFAI Expo 22” webinar featuring three experts giving a short preview of their education sessions taking place at IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C., in October 2022. The webinar takes place on Sept. 14, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. It will feature short sessions on: […]

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New grants benefit coastal resiliency, natural infrastructure projects

September 8th, 2022

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced $7.7 million in new grants using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support ongoing natural infrastructure projects in seven states. These grants will support the design and implementation of projects to enhance the resilience of coastal communities and […]

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Manufacturing Day offers opportunities to attract potential employees

September 6th, 2022

Manufacturing Day 2022 (MFG Day), happening October 7, is a workforce development opportunity for marine businesses to attract potential employees. With events hosted around the country by a multitude of industries, this is a chance to shine a spotlight on the recreational boating industry and its job opportunities. MFG Day is an annual opportunity to […]

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