Hurricane Ian forces IBEX 2022 cancellation

September 26, 2022  |  Events, Industry News, News, Other Events

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 re…
Robert Newsome appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

September 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

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…
Marine Mat announces new European manufacturing facility

September 21, 2022  |  Company News, Industry News, News

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 …
2021 pre-owned boat market report available

September 20, 2022  |  Industry News, News

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.…
Registration opens for ABYC and USCG Risk Mitigation Series webinar

September 16, 2022  |  Events, Industry News, News, Webinars

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…
Global markets business development forum happening in September

September 14, 2022  |  Events, Industry News, News, Other Events

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 …
New grants benefit coastal resiliency, natural infrastructure projects

September 8, 2022  |  Industry News, News

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 …
Manufacturing Day offers opportunities to attract potential employees

September 6, 2022  |  Industry News, News

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 j…