• Trivantage promotes Brett Baird to vice president of sales

    Published On: December 13, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    Trivantage®, a specialty fabrics distributor, announced the promotion of Brett Baird to vice president of sales. In his new role, Baird will lead the commercial sales team with an emphasis on enhancing the customer experience. “At Trivantage, we always strive to give our customers what they need, when they need it,” said Baird. “My goal [...]

  • 2022 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract report now available

    Published On: December 13, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is a source of comprehensive industry data for recreational boating intelligence. The data presented in the newest report spans 2008-2022, and can help the marine industry better understand industry growth and shifts in market behavior by analyzing the data and presenting information including these [...]

  • Canadian government streamlines waterway access process

    Published On: December 12, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    In October, the Canadian federal government announced a streamlined process to enact restrictions on the use of recreational boats on its waterways. Under this new process, the Minister of Transport has the authority to issue interim restriction orders upon receiving a request from other levels of government, including municipalities. The federal government is temporarily using [...]

  • 2022 Canadian Pre-Owned Markets Sales Trends report now available

    Published On: December 7, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The latest sales trends report for the pre-owned market, part of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, is now available for download. Following two years of historically high growth, pre-owned boat unit sales decreased by 20.4% as compared to 2021. The top three provinces for pre-owned recreational boat unit [...]

  • MRAA, ABYC launch Service Management Certification program

    Published On: December 6, 2023Categories: 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 printed study guide and a proctored exam. It was created under the guidance of [...]

  • BoatUS/NWSA seek nominations for Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

    Published On: November 30, 2023Categories: 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 inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing. Past [...]

  • METSTRADE reports record attendance for 2023

    Published On: November 29, 2023Categories: 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 visitors spanning 130 nationalities. The METSTRADE show [...]

  • BEA 2022 data show outdoor recreation remains strong economic driver

    Published On: November 22, 2023Categories: 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 remaining a top contributor to the outdoor economy. Outdoor recreation [...]

  • 2024 Discover Boating Boat & Sport Shows schedule announced

    Published On: November 21, 2023Categories: 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 Discover Boating boat show experience and Boat Finder upgrades that allow customers to [...]

  • 2022 Canadian boating retail markets report now available

    Published On: November 20, 2023Categories: 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, visit nmma.org.