• 2022 powerboat sales trends report available

    Published On: October 17, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The latest Powerboat Sales Trends report, part of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, is now available. Coming off extraordinary record demand in 2020 and 2021, as expected, sales of new traditional powerboats (outboard, inboard wake sport, inboard cruisers, sterndrive, jet) began a correction in 2022 with a normalizing [...]

  • Sea Tow Foundation announces 2023 National Boating Safety Award winners

    Published On: October 12, 2023Categories: Awards, Industry News, News

    The Sea Tow Foundation, a boating safety nonprofit, announced the winners of its fifth annual National Boating Safety Awards. These awards recognize efforts to promote boating safety within the for-profit sector of the boating industry. This year, the Sea Tow Foundation received a record-breaking number of entries. The winners of the 2023 National Boating Safety [...]

  • 2023 IBEX Innovation Awards winners announced

    Published On: October 11, 2023Categories: Awards, Industry News, News

    The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the 17 winners of the 2023 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected 13 Innovation Award winners and four honorable mentions from nearly 100 entries submitted by exhibiting [...]

  • Yamaha Rightwaters, Georgia Southern University launch new conservation initiative

    Published On: October 5, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    Yamaha Rightwaters™ announced it has joined forces with Georgia Southern University’s (GSU) College of Science and Mathematics and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division to initiate a new conservation project designed to restore degraded oyster beds on the Georgia coast. The research gathered during the project will help determine the carbon burial [...]

  • NOAA awards $3.9 million for ocean and coastal technology

    Published On: October 4, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced $3.9 million to the Marine Technology Society (MTS) to establish a multi-year framework to engage the Ocean Enterprise as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The Ocean Enterprise includes public, private, non-profit, tribal and academic entities that provide ocean observation, [...]

  • MRAA Educational Foundation seeks nominations and applications for scholarships and award

    Published On: October 3, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Educational Foundation has announced a call for nominations and applications for the 2023 annual scholarships and the 2023 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award. Scholarship recipients and the award winner will be presented this December at MRAA’s Dealer Week Conference and Expo in Tampa, Fla. [...]

  • MARAD marine highway project grants awarded

    Published On: September 28, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $12 million in grants to eight marine highway projects across the nation under the United States Marine Highway Program (USMHP). The funding will improve the movement of goods along the country’s navigable waterways and expand existing waterborne freight services in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, [...]

  • Newport International Boat Show kicked off 2023 season

    Published On: September 20, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The 52nd Newport International Boat Show took place September 14-17, 2023, at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water events in the country, its expanded footprint encompassed more than 15 acres on both land and water and hosted hundreds of exhibitors, dealers and manufacturers, with new powerboats and [...]

  • Registration now open for 2024 ABYC Standards Week

    Published On: September 19, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats has opened registration for Standards Week, Jan. 7-11, 2024, in Annapolis, Md. The ABYC's annual meeting is slated for the evening of Jan. 8, marking the organization's 70th anniversary. Standards Week is [...]

  • BoatUS Foundation receives $10M NOAA grant for debris removal program

    Published On: September 14, 2023Categories: Industry News, News

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a four-year, $10 million grant from its Marine Debris Removal Program to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, which aims to rid the nation’s shores of abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs), and remove the associated pollution, navigation and safety hazards that can harm [...]