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ISO standards available on ABYC’s online library

American Boat & Yacht Council members can now access the current International Organization for Standardization (ISO) small craft standards on the ABYC Online Library, adding to the suite of resources available including ABYC Standards, federal regulations, United States Coast Guard Compliance Guidelines, and the International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA) conformity guidelines. “ABYC is excited to offer its members ISO ...

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Industry mourns former V & V Distributing owner Bob Vititow

Former owner of V&V Distributing Bob Vititow, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Vititow was born March 4, 1933 in Hopkins County, Texas, the ninth child of Charles and Lela Vititow. After the passing of his mother a few days after his birth, he went to be raised by his uncle and aunt, Clyde and Obelia Randolph ...

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IBEX offers nine super sessions in 2017

As part of its education program, the 2017 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference will feature a variety of in-depth Super Sessions on Monday, Sept. 18, the day before the show opens at the Tampa Convention Center. The Super Sessions – organized and produced by Grow Boating, the National Marine Electronics Association, the International Marina Institute. the Society for Naval Architects and Marine ...

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Lighthouse Media Solutions named official MDCE video marketing partner

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo announced that Lighthouse Media Solutions has been named the official video marketing partner of the 2017 MDCE, to be held Dec. 10-13 in Orlando. Lighthouse Media Solutions has been producing professional, high-quality marketing video for MDCE since 2013. Based out of Hyannis, Mass., the digital multimedia company specializes in lifestyle content marketing, ...

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Canada extends hours of operation for Trent-Severn Waterway, Rideau Canal

Bolton, ON (June 26, 2014) The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA Canada)  applauds the federal government’s announcement this week extending the hours of operation for both the Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway. In time for the Canada Day weekend, a total of 112 hours will be added to the navigation schedule throughout the course of the entire boating season. ...

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Profits through my eyes

It’s been too long since my last blog for Boating Industry. I can easily say I have been slammed with work and projects with retailers. Retailers that are on the gas are keeping me busy using my eyes and designs to create a new kind of in store experience. I love it; they love it, and wow, the industry is ...

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Federal fisheries agency adjusts misleading economic information

Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry. When imported seafood, which is not ...

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Freedom Boat Club plans special day for children of Hubbard House

Jacksonville, Fla., June 26, 2014– Freedom Boat Club (FBC) thinks it should be mandatory. If you live in Jacksonville, surrounded by its beautiful waterways, you need to enjoy them on a semi-regular basis. So, in that spirit, FBC is once again providing a special opportunity, this time for the children of Hubbard House. On Wed, July 2, the FBC will ...

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