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Show organizers cancel 2019 London Boat Show

British Marine, which organizes and owns the London Boat Show, has announced that the 2019 show — due to run at ExCeL London from Jan. 9-13, 2019 — has been cancelled. This decision was made after independent research by Zing Insights showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to the London Boat Show with ...

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RBFF launches initiative to empower women out on the water

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has announced the launch of Making Waves, an initiative designed to empower women and girls to cast off labels and rock the boat - with fishing pole in hand. RBFF is committed to leading the industry by example and promoting women empowerment on the water by removing perceived barriers to the sport, increasing ...

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Honda Marine names new senior manager

Mike Rickey was recently named Senior Manager, Honda Marine. Appointed to the role in April 2018, Rickey oversees total Sales, Operations and Application Engineering activities for the U.S. region, working to increase volume through the execution of competitive pricing; sales channel expansion; strategic advertising and promotional campaigns; and enhanced communications with OEM and dealer channels.  Rickey’s 23-year career at American Honda ...

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Vancouver International Boat Show announces new dates for 2019

Organizers of the Vancouver International Boat Show announced new dates for the 2019 event: Wednesday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 10. Up until 2014, the Vancouver Boat Show was historically held in February. In 2015, the event moved to January as a result of a new provincial holiday, Family Day, that conflicted with the show's long time February date pattern. ...

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Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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Trade Policy, E15 and Modern Fish Act take center stage at ABC

The 2018 American Boating Congress (ABC) kicked off yesterday with a hard look at the industry’s top priorities, as the recreational boating industry faces major policy decisions coming to a head this summer. ABC hosted nine Issue Workshops, covering everything from the Modern Fish Act and stopping the year-round sale of E15, to defending our industry from domestic and global tariffs. ...

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MTAM hosts orientation day

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship recently held their fourth annual Industry Orientation Day in Annapolis, Maryland. Candidates chosen to participate in the orientation event enjoyed a day of informational presentations from industry professionals and guided tours of two local marine businesses. The Orientation Day was designed to familiarize the candidates with ...

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Atlantic Cruising Yachts to represent Jeanneau Inboard Powerboats

Atlantic Cruising Yachts, which is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, with offices in St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida announced it will now work with customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Northern Virginia for the Jeanneau inboard line. “We are thrilled to bring this innovative range of powerboats to our customers throughout the Chesapeake Bay and mid-Atlantic,” said Atlantic Cruising Yachts ...

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MRAA, NMMA, RIMTA publish guide to growing the workforce

Today, as the result of a yearlong collaborative effort, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association announced the release of “10+1 Strategy: A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce.” Endorsed by 25 national, regional and state trade associations, the “10+1 Strategy: Marine Industry Guide to Growing the ...

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