New powerboat registrations up in October

December 12, 2017

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through October 2017. Advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through October. Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through October (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led …

IFAI Expo 2018 call for presentations

December 6, 2017

IFAI Expo 2018 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo will be held October 15-18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Submit now! The Call for Presentations deadline is January 12, 2018.  Categories Advanced Textiles  Shade and Weather Protection Specialty Fabrics  General Business Benefits of Presenting Build your reputation as an industry expert Share your knowledge …

IFAI Canada Expo 2018

Canada Expo 2018 is like no other event – a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and businesses face-to-face and immerse yourself in new knowledge and leading edge solutions. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest in the specialty fabrics industry through the sights, sounds and innovations of the exhibit floor. Register now! Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours …

International Boating Report Available

The newly released international Recreational Boating Industry Statistics report is now available to National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) members. Published by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), the report details 80 percent of the world’s leisure boating business with data covering a broad range of industry segments, with new reporting this year from …

New videos help fight aquatic invasive species

December 5, 2017

CD3, a company dedicated to providing resources to fight aquatic invasive species, is sharing free videos on its website to educate boaters and industry professionals. These include videos for battling invasive species on specific boat types including cruisers, ski boats, fishing boats and pontoon boats. In addition, videos on the CD3 website offer instruction on …

Warrior Sailing Program going strong

November 30, 2017

Since its start in 2013, the Warrior Sailing Program (WSP) has taught more than 250 former military men and women to sail. WSP coaches visit more than 40 sailing clubs around the country each year to run basic and advanced multi-day sailing camps, all at no cost to the participants. The coaches use an assortment …

BoatUS Foundation seeking donations to support safety, clean water

November 28, 2017

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is asking for donations to help support its efforts to reduce boating accidents and increase waterway stewardship. The organization is calling Nov. 28 “Give Way to Giving Tuesday” to kickstart the season of charitable giving. Since 1981, the 501(c)(3) Foundation has offered the country’s largest life …

New powerboat registrations up 4.4 percent in September

November 22, 2017

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through September 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.4 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through September. Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through September (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led …

SBA Irma loans in Florida top $500M

November 20, 2017

The Orlando Sentinel reports that with less than a week remaining before the loan application deadline, Brevard County topped Central Florida counties, including Orange County, for the dollar amount in federal disaster loans approved by the Small Business Administration this year. Statewide, the SBA has approved 13,757 loans for more than $505 million related to …

Nominations Sought for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

November 16, 2017

NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations to fill current and pending vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC), which advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The committee draws on its members’ expertise and other sources to evaluate and make recommendations to …