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AMI conducting survey on copper antifouling paint

The Association of Marina Industries is gathering information to prepare for discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on future regulations on the use of copper antifouling paint at marina and boatyard facilities.   The AMI has developed a survey for marinas and boatyards to get a better understanding of how boats are launched during the spring season.   If ...

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NMMA engages trade commission on aluminum sheet imports

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently testified before the International Trade Commission in a hearing regarding imports of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet , a crucial issue for the recreational boating industry. If the Trump Administration chooses, it could impose up to a 60 percent import duty on Chinese aluminum – a significant price burden on manufacturers. John McKnight, senior vice ...

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Miami Yacht Show adds VIP experience for 2018

The Miami Yacht Show has announced a new VIP Experience for 2018. A new floating waterfront lounge will be located at the center of the show, nestled among some of the largest yachts on display. Celebrating its 30th year and set to take place Feb 15 to Feb. 19 along Collins Avenue across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc ...

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NMMA recaps Trump Administration boating-specific deregulation

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has been working with the Trump Administration to ease regulatory burdens on issues benefiting the recreational boating industry. In 2017, federal agencies issued 67 deregulatory actions while imposing only three new regulatory actions, minimizing redundancy and duplication that drains companies’ resources, NMMA recently reported. Agencies also achieved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings, ...

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Marine antenna manufacturer Glomex adds U.S. office, warehouse

Glomex SRL has established a North American office and warehouse in Brooklyn, N. Y. and Dayton, Ohio, respectively. Glomex Marine Antennas USA Corp is led by Chris Catoe, who has been appointed sales director. Glomex manufactures marine Internet, cellular, TV and VHF antennas, mounts and accessories. It has strong relationships with OEMs and shipyards worldwide. The domain www.glomex.us has been ...

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Glasstream Powerboats extends international distribution to Japan

Glasstream Powerboats has signed a deal with Kanagawa, Japan-based Reliance Es Creation to become a sole distributor. “We’re looking forward to working with the exceptional staff at Reliance Es Creation, and excited to debut our products at the March 2018 Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama, Japan,” said Glasstream Powerboats President Kruis Retherford. Glasstream is targeting boat sales in the ...

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Sunseeker will host special guests at 2018 London Boat Show

Sunseeker International has announced English World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst and BT Sport’s presenter Jake Humphrey will be the company’s special guests at the London Boat Show. Hurst, best known for scoring the goals that helped to secure victory for England in the World Cup in 1966, will be opening the company’s booth Jan. 10 with founder Robert Braithwaite ...

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Businesses need to come full circle with community support

Every business has a desire to make a difference in its community. In times of crisis it is more important than ever to rally together to provide support where it is needed. When local businesses and communities band together to support a common community goal, the recovery from natural disasters and other unexpected emergency situations is much faster, however, when ...

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Deadline approaching for Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards

Entries are being accepted for the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at the Innovation Breakfast Friday, Feb 16, 2018, in the Center Courtyard of the show. Deadline for entry is Jan. 8, 2018. The Innovation Award program is managed by NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). To learn more, contact ...

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Bayliner announces new VR Series offering

Bayliner has announced the addition of the new VR4 to its series of bowriders. “Day boaters shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or value. Our VR Series is designed to deliver all three,” said Bayliner President Keith Yunger. “Adding the VR4 to the lineup gives our customers another great option to meet their boating and budget needs.” Like the VR5 ...

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