• Intracoastal Waterway gets $48.5M for dredging in FY 2024

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

    The Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Appropriations bill recently passed with bipartisan support by the U.S. Congress and with additional funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is delivering $48.5 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for a FY 2024 work plan to address critical waterway maintenance and dredging issues in five [...]

  • Newport Boat Show seeks new product submissions

    Published On: May 23, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    The Newport International Boat Show is accepting applications for the 2024 Newport for New Products (NFNP) Awards Program. Now in its 18th year, the NFNP program features new products for boating enthusiasts. The program is open to domestic and foreign new boats and products that launched after April 1, 2024, and will make their official [...]

  • Biden administration releases review of Section 301 tariffs

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

    The Biden administration recently announced the conclusion of its four-year review of the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, increasing tariffs on several sectors and establishing a new, very limited exclusion process for domestic machinery. The administration is not removing the current Section 301 tariffs–which impact more than 300 commonly used components, materials and [...]

  • Sea Tow Foundation announces 2024 Life Jacket Loaner Program awardees

    Published On: May 16, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to boating safety, announced its 2024 Life Jacket Loaner Program awardees. With the inclusion of these new groups, the Sea Tow Foundation will officially have Life Jacket Loaner Stations established in all 50 states, reinforcing its dedication to preventing drowning incidents across the nation. Administered through the [...]

  • Wisconsin governor recognizes boating’s economic impact

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

    The annual Wisconsin Governor’s Fishing Opener event was held over the May 10-12 weekend in Northwest Wisconsin in Burnett County on Yellow Lake. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers celebrated the significant economic impact of recreational boating and fishing in the state. “This is an event that transcends politics,” said Gov. Evers in his remarks. “Fishing and [...]

  • Alaska congresswoman lauded by NMMA

    Published On: May 14, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    U.S. Representative Mary Peltola (D-AK) has been awarded the Legislator of the Year Award by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for her support of the recreational boating and fishing industry. The award recognizes the congresswoman’s leadership in advocating for policies that support the boating industry, protect marine ecosystems and advance conservation efforts for all [...]

  • Meijer donates $250,000 to Detroit-based Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center

    Published On: May 9, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    Meijer, a family-operated retailer that operates 500 supercenters, grocery stores, and neighborhood markets throughout the Midwest, announced a $250,000 donation to the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), a Detroit-based national nonprofit organization. ISAIC focuses on training the next generation of textile and apparel manufacturing industry talent through a curriculum that combines technical skills, soft [...]

  • ABYC report shows safety standards reduce boating accidents

    Published On: May 8, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    New research shows that boats certified to American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards are 43% to 47% less likely to be involved in certain types of accidents. Additionally, adherence to these standards reduces the likelihood of fatalities by 26% to 58% in accidents that do occur, demonstrating that ABYC standards not only decrease accident [...]

  • NY state has new boating safety regulation

    Published On: May 1, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

    New York State is reminding boaters of a new regulation that took effect this year. The regulation, commonly known as “Brianna’s law,” requires a boating safety certification for people born after Jan. 1, 1978. This regulation was named for 11-year-old Brianna Lieneck who was killed in a boating accident in 2005. The law initially went [...]

  • ABYC announces Outstanding Technician winners

    Published On: April 30, 2024Categories: Awards, Industry News, News

    The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the recipients of the 2024 Outstanding Technician Awards. Sponsored by Yamaha, the awards were given to 10 technicians selected from over 130 nominees. This year’s winners are BJ Benson from Viking Marine (WA), Ryan Coffin from Yarmouth Boat Yard (ME), Brian Ehlers from MarineMax Texas MasterCraft [...]