Virtual IBEX starts tomorrow

September 28, 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), is being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event. In addition to the free event, the 2020 IBEX Education Conference will run concurrent technical sessions in nine tracks during all four days of the event. The Full …

Last chance to get listed in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide

September 25, 2020

The annual call for listings in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide will close on Sept. 28. Thousands of companies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services for their businesses. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of fabric, film and foam; hardware and findings; end products and services; and equipment and tools. This …

U.S. Senate unanimously passes America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

September 24, 2020

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, (ACE Act), a package of natural resource management and conservation provisions that the recreational sportfishing industry touts as “a massive win,” according to the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). “The ACE Act would be a massive win for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country,” said ASA government affairs …

Kris Carroll, Grady-White Boats, first woman inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

September 22, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the induction of Kris Carroll, president of Grady-White Boats, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Carroll is the first woman to be honored with NMMA’s highest award for achievement. “I’m humbled and privileged to bestow the 2020 NMMA Hall of Fame Award to Kris Carroll for her 45 years of …

Details of free IBEX 2020 Education Conference now available

September 16, 2020

Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) 2020 Education Conference, being held virtually Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2020, are now available. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. It offers a range of sessions providing …

Marine CEOs optimistic in Q2

September 15, 2020

Data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Q2 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report shows marine CEO sentiment has improved considerably since the onset of the pandemic. The survey was fielded in July with the goal of assessing the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses. “Marine CEO sentiment …

NOAA panel seeks feedback on implementing coastal and ocean mapping strategies

September 14, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on products and data related to navigation services, ocean and coastal mapping, water levels and currents, and global positioning, will hold an online public meeting on Sept. 23-24, 2020. The panel will receive updates on …

Dealer Week 2020 moves online, adds webinar series

September 9, 2020

Dealer Week, the annual conference and expo of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), is moving online in 2020. Originally slated to take place in Austin, Texas, the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact required MRAA to reschedule the in-person event. The virtual event will take place as scheduled, Dec. 8-11, 2020, with a preview event …

MFA Conference registration opens

September 8, 2020

Registration is now open for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 7-9, 2021, in New Orleans, La., just a bead’s throw away from the French Quarter. The Sheraton New Orleans on Canal Street is the host hotel and location for almost all conference activities, which include three full days of education and networking …

APPI explains energy contracts

September 3, 2020

By Kathryn Allen, APPI Energy (Editor’s note: APPI energy services are included in the membership benefit package offered by Industrial Fabrics Association International. The following information was compiled by APPI to help explain their services.) APPI Energy provides our clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty. Unbiased and independent, we …