• 2024 Miami Boat Show draws large crowd

    Published On: February 28, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show concluded its five-day run February 14-18 with an estimated 100,000 attendees. Hosted across six locations, attendees browsed and shopped more than 1,000 boats, marine products and the latest innovations. The show provided a platform for hundreds of debuts, including the world’s first prototype hydrogen-combustion outboard motor by Yamaha, [...]

  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. announces new spider silk production facility in Vietnam

    Published On: February 27, 2024Categories: Company News, News

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc.'s Monster Silk®, which is spun by lines of transgenic silkworms and composed of a combination of spider silk protein and silkworm silk protein. Image: Kraig Labs Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. announced that it has taken possession of a new recombinant spider silk production center in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. The new [...]

  • Newport International Boat Show changes ownership

    Published On: February 27, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    The Newport Restaurant Group (NRG), owner and producer of the annual Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), announced today that the show was acquired by South Florida Ventures. With a 53-year heritage, the Newport International Boat Show occupies more than 13 acres of historic downtown Newport, Rhode Island. With a lineup of more than 600 exhibitors [...]

  • Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

    Published On: February 26, 2024Categories: ATA News, Industry News, News, People

    Amy Bircher at IFAI Expo 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher Bruyn. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on matters in connection [...]

  • Advanced Textiles Association IAA Awards return for 2024

    Published On: February 26, 2024Categories: ATA News, Awards, News

    The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) International Achievement Awards (IAA) are returning for 2024. Entries will open for submission in March for the revamped, reimagined awards program. The International Achievement Awards recognize design excellence and technical skill for outstanding and innovative projects in a variety of categories including advanced textiles, awnings and canopies, fabric environments, fabric [...]

  • Yamaha unveils first hydrogen-powered outboard

    Published On: February 22, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered outboard for recreational boats along with a prototype fuel system integrated into a vessel that the company plans to further refine for testing later this year. The effort is part of Yamaha’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality: deploying multiple technology solutions. The outboard was unveiled at [...]

  • OFPANZ announces name change

    Published On: February 21, 2024Categories: Company News, Industry News, News

    The new logo of the Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand, formerly the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand. The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) announced that the association’s name will gradually change to Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand (ATA NZ) over the next year. The executive board finalized the name change [...]

  • 2024 Miami Innovation Award winners announced

    Published On: February 21, 2024Categories: Awards, Industry News, News

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored 13 recipients and two honorable mentions with the 2024 Miami Innovation Awards. The awards recognize manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market. The Mami Innovation Awards judges’ committee was comprised of eight BWI members who perform product testing throughout the [...]

  • 2022 U.S. recreational boating report available

    Published On: February 20, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. The data presented in the report spans 2008-2022, compiled to help NMMA members and industry stakeholders better understand the industry trends and shifts in market behavior. The report includes these sections: Total Industry Sales by Category and State; Powerboat Sales [...]

  • Sea Tow Foundation announces first online conference

    Published On: February 15, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to boating safety, will hold its inaugural Life Jacket Loaner Conference online March 5-7, 2024. The virtual conference will feature a variety of sessions focused on boating safety, networking and best practices for Life Jacket Loaner Stand hosts. Conference speakers include Verne Gifford from the USCG Office [...]