Virtual IBEX starts tomorrow

September 28, 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), is being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event. In addition to the free event, the 2020 IBEX Education Conference will run concurrent technical sessions in nine tracks during all four days of the event. The Full …

Last chance to get listed in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide

September 25, 2020

The annual call for listings in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide will close on Sept. 28. Thousands of companies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services for their businesses. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of fabric, film and foam; hardware and findings; end products and services; and equipment and tools. This …

U.S. Senate unanimously passes America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

September 24, 2020

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, (ACE Act), a package of natural resource management and conservation provisions that the recreational sportfishing industry touts as “a massive win,” according to the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). “The ACE Act would be a massive win for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country,” said ASA government affairs …

Sea Tow calls for safety award entries

September 23, 2020

The Sea Tow Foundation in cooperation with its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council, announced the official call for entry for its “National Boating Industry Safety Awards.” The deadline for entries is Oct. 15. The 2020 contest features an enhanced series of categories which recognize top boating safety programs and campaigns within the for-profit segment …

Kris Carroll, Grady-White Boats, first woman inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

September 22, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the induction of Kris Carroll, president of Grady-White Boats, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Carroll is the first woman to be honored with NMMA’s highest award for achievement. “I’m humbled and privileged to bestow the 2020 NMMA Hall of Fame Award to Kris Carroll for her 45 years of …

Details of free IBEX 2020 Education Conference now available

September 16, 2020

Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) 2020 Education Conference, being held virtually Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2020, are now available. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. It offers a range of sessions providing …

Marine CEOs optimistic in Q2

September 15, 2020

Data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Q2 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report shows marine CEO sentiment has improved considerably since the onset of the pandemic. The survey was fielded in July with the goal of assessing the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses. “Marine CEO sentiment …

NOAA panel seeks feedback on implementing coastal and ocean mapping strategies

September 14, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on products and data related to navigation services, ocean and coastal mapping, water levels and currents, and global positioning, will hold an online public meeting on Sept. 23-24, 2020. The panel will receive updates on …

Get listed in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide

The annual call for listings in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide is now open. Thousands of companies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services for their businesses. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of fabric, film and foam; hardware and findings; end products and services; and equipment and tools. This year’s Buyer’s …

U.S. Coast Guard awards $3.8 million in grants to nonprofits for boating safety

September 11, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded 27 competitive grants totaling more than $3.8 million for recreational boating safety, according to the Coast Guard News. The grants are funded by the federal Sport Fishing Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which receives the majority of its funding from the recreational boating and fishing community. Ten national nonprofit …