Minneapolis Boat Show attracts crowds

January 31, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The sold out 2023 Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, the nation’s largest collection of freshwater boats in the country, attracted nearly 24,000 attendees over its four-day run Jan. 26-29.   Minneapolis’ new Discover Boating Boat Finder generated more than 15,000 sessions since its D…
MARAD announces grants for small shipyards

January 25, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOD) Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of nearly $20 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2023 funding to help modernize small U.S. shipyards and train the workforce in this sector. MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program provides grants t…
RIMTA awards Clean Marina certifications

January 19, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) has recognized three new Clean Marina Facilities for its 2022 Clean Marina program. The voluntary program is administered by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council to recognize Rhode Island marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs that volun…
Call for nominations for 2023 40 Under 40 program

January 18, 2023  |  Industry News, News

Entering its seventh year, Boating Industry magazine is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, the magazine receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and other i…
Nashville Boat Show attracts strong attendance

January 17, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The 2023 Discover Boating® Nashville Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, attracted more than 10,000 attendees after a two-year hiatus. Exhibitors reported encouraging sales and leads with show-goers eager to shop for new boats in Nashville, Tenn., after a two-year hiatus. Reinfo…
2023 boating industry outlook shows a healthy demand

January 12, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shared the latest industry data, and the 2023 outlook shows that coming off a record year of high demand in 2021, new powerboat retail unit sales normalized in 2022, down an estimated 15-18%, to pre-pandemic growth years (2015-2019) with an estima…
U.S. Total Boating Statistical Report for 2021 now available

January 11, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) complete 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available for member download on nmma.org. The report spans 2008-2021, with data and insights on trends in industry growth and shifts in market behavior. Sections include: Total I…
U.S. Total Boat Registrations Report for 2021 now available

January 4, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Total Boat Registrations Report is now available for purchase. There were 12 million boats registered and documented in the U.S. in 2021, up 1% compared to 2020. The top five states for boat registrations in 2021 were: By region, the Gre…