MRAA, ABYC launch Service Management Certification program

December 6, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced the all-new Service Management Certification program, which they partnered to develop. The program includes an 11-course online training program with downloadable workbook, a print…
BoatUS/NWSA seek nominations for Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

November 30, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) are seeking nominations for the 2024 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. Since 1999, the national award has sought to recognize an individual with a record of achievement in ins…
METSTRADE reports record attendance for 2023

November 29, 2023  |  Industry News, News

METSTRADE 2023 wrapped at RAI Amsterdam on Nov. 17 with record attendance across the three-day show. The show presented 1,540 exhibitors, 240 of them new to the show, from 53 countries across 11 halls at RAI Amsterdam. Busy stands, features and corridors hosted 28,900 visits from 18,630 unique visit…
BEA 2022 data show outdoor recreation remains strong economic driver

November 22, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released economic data from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account for the year 2022. The data show that in 2022, outdoor recreation contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, with boating and fishing remain…
2024 Discover Boating Boat & Sport Shows schedule announced

November 21, 2023  |  Industry News, News

Discover Boating boat shows, in partnership with Progressive Insurance®, will take place in 10 markets throughout the country, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami with a focus on attracting both current boaters and next-gen customers through floorplan expansions, enhancements to the Dis…
2022 Canadian boating retail markets report now available

November 20, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 Canadian Boating Statistical Abstract’s retail markets report is now available for member download. After two years of strong sales, new boat unit sales fell nearly 12% in 2022, returning to pre-pandemic levels. For more information, vi…
DOT announces more than $653 million in grants for U.S. ports

November 16, 2023  |  Industry News, News

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced a new round of grants going to 41 ports across the United States from President Biden’s infrastructure package. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes nearly $17 billion for port infrastructure. The Biden admin…
ABYC releases 2024 certification class calendar

November 15, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), which provides technical information for the global marine industry, has unveiled its 2024 class calendar for ABYC certification courses. The 2024 offerings include marine electrical, marine systems, marine standards and marine corrosion. Crafted to provid…