MRAA’s Dealer Week 2022 breaks attendance records

December 28th, 2022

After two years that were affected to varying degrees by COVID-19, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA)'s Dealer Week 2022 broke both overall and dealer attendance records earlier this month in Austin, Texas, according to a news release from the organization. Highlights from Dealer Week 2022 included: More than 1,300 dealers and marine […]

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MRAA Dealer Week kicks off Dec. 5

November 14th, 2022

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Dealer Week, the largest annual marine dealer education event, kicks off on Monday, Dec. 5, in Austin, Texas. The MRAA hosts Dealer Week each year to unite boat retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and more professionals for a conference and expo to help retailers succeed in 2023 […]

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Industry joins to support grant application for marine job apprenticeships

May 19th, 2022

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) rallied leadership from throughout the marine industry in its application for submission to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Apprenticeship Building America” grant program. Labeled “Building Out Apprenticed Trades (BOAT) Jobs,” MRAA’s application received written letters of support and recommendation from 26 marine industry organizations, including all of […]

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Exhibitor registration opens for MRAA Dealer Week 2022

April 28th, 2022

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) is returning to Texas Dec. 5-8, 2022, to host its annual education event and celebrate MRAA’s 50th anniversary at the Austin Convention Center. The event is now accepting exhibitor registrations. Dealer Week offers an opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to connect with the top dealerships […]

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MRAA’s dealer certification program launches 2022 education

January 28th, 2022

The Marine Industry Certified Dealership program, run by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), has released its 2022 Continuous Certification curriculum. The program requires dealers to complete this education, plus five other annual requirements to maintain their Certified Dealer status in the years following their initial Certification. For 2022, Certified Dealers will be […]

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MRAA details lineup for Dealer Week in person and online

November 16th, 2021

The Marine Retailer’s Association of the Americas (MRAA) Dealer Week Conference and Expo education lineup will address common pain points currently faced by dealers. Dealer Week will take place in Austin, Texas, Dec. 6-9, 2021, and online, Jan. 11-13, 2022. Attendees who sign up for the in-person event will receive complimentary access to Dealer Week […]

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NMMA, MRAA form strategic partnership

July 30th, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) today announced the merger of Grow Boating Inc., the parent company to the Discover Boating consumer brand, into NMMA as part of a redefined strategic partnership between the two organizations. In addition, NMMA in Canada will work with the U.S.-based […]

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MRAA Educational Foundation raises more than $20,000

March 1st, 2015

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Educational Foundation exceeded its goal of raising $20,000 in 2014 to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. “We are inspired by the generosity that allowed the foundation to reach this critical milestone in 2014,” said Liz Walz, MRAA director of […]

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