Industry joins to support grant application for marine job apprenticeships

May 19, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) rallied leadership from throughout the marine industry in its application for submission to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Apprenticeship Building America” grant program. Labeled “Building Out Apprenticed Trades (BOAT) Jobs,” MRAA’…
Brunswick announces new BoatClass locations

May 18, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Brunswick Corporation has announced new locations for BoatClass, an immersive on-water training program designed to teach boating safety and assist boaters in gaining confidence on the water. Launched in 2021 for new and seasoned boaters to receive world-class training and learn the necessary skills…
SkillsTrader partners with SkillsUSA

May 12, 2022  |  Industry News, News

SkillsTrader and SkillsUSA have announced a partnership that will support workforce development. The agreement brings together SkillsTrader’s digital platform and SkillsUSA’s community of 333,527 students and educators from 53 states. Through this partnership, SkillsTrader will provide financial…
Free Energy Optimization Toolkit available for download

May 11, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a free Energy Optimization Toolkit that manufacturers can download to reduce energy costs, improve sustainability and increase resilience, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. As marine manufacturers continue act…
Number of first-time boat buyers continued to climb in 2021

May 4, 2022  |  Industry News, News

More than 415,000 first-time boat buyers of new and pre-owned boats entered the market in 2021, on par with 2020 and at levels the industry hasn’t seen since 2007, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Info-Link, a market intelligence firm serving the recreational b…
Exhibitor registration opens for MRAA Dealer Week 2022

April 28, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) is returning to Texas Dec. 5-8, 2022, to host its annual education event and celebrate MRAA’s 50th anniversary at the Austin Convention Center. The event is now accepting exhibitor registrations. Dealer Week offers an opportunity for manufact…
NMMA offers webinar on 2022 ABC advocacy

April 26, 2022  |  Events, Industry News, News, Webinars

The 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) is returning in-person to Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2022. Ahead of the industry’s advocacy event, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. ET, to provide registrants and potential atte…
Biden Administration announces temporary E15 gas sales

April 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Biden Administration announced it will ease restrictions on year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline in an effort to curtail rising gas prices across the country. Reported recently by the Wall Street Journal, the announcement will allow for gas with 15 percent ethanol (E15) to be sold between J…