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RBFF marketing workshop attended by 50 state agencies

Fifty state fish and wildlife agencies recently gathered for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) State Marketing Workshop Workshop attendees participated in a variety of business sessions and networking events aimed at helping state agencies develop and improve their recruitment, retention and reactivation strategies. “It’s clear that state agencies understand the importance of R3, and have been working diligently ...

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Rhode Island marine industry survey deadline is Dec. 31

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association is working with Dr. Thomas Sproul at the University of Rhode Island to conduct a statewide economic impact study. The survey will help define Rhode Island's marine-trades sector and its impact on the state’s economy. All survey responses are needed by Dec. 31. If you own or run a marine business in Rhode Island, ...

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New U.S. home sales rise at fast pace in November

The Associated Press recently reported that U.S. consumers stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued shortage of existing homes on the market. The U.S. Commerce Department released data showing that “new home sales last month jumped to a ...

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Endeavor taps Boatsetter for global entrepreneur network

South Florida startup Boatsetter has been selected as an Endeavor Miami Entrepreneur. An international selection panel met in Miami from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 to complete the award selection process, which also included two other companies - Entic and Mediconecta, said Laura Maydón, managing director of Endeavor Miami. As an Endeavor Entrepreneur, Boatsetter now has access to global talents, ...

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Judges selected for inaugural Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) recently announced the panel of judges who will evaluate 14 product entries across three boating categories for the inaugural Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. This year’s awards competition includes products from Apex Marine, Inc., Crestliner Boats, Forest River Marine, Lowe Boats, Lund Boats, Manitou Pontoons, Skeeter Boats, ...

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Mercury Marine wins seventh consecutive Green Masters award

Mercury Marine's commitment to sustainability has earned the company the "Green Masters" designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the seventh consecutive year. Earning theMercury Marinedesignation places Mercury among the top 20 percent of the approximately 200 participating companies. In 2017, Mercury received a sustainability score of 643 points, well above the necessary story to retain its Green Master ...

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Tige Boats reports fourth quarter charitable donations

Tige Boats recently provided an update of the company's charitable donation support during the holiday season, with reported proceeds topping $60,000. The charitable funds that Tige has raised are directly supporting WakeWorld’s Toys for Tots, Hurricane Harvey victims, Higher Ground Sun Valley, Fly Fishing for Veterans, and various other non-profits. “It is a privilege working with these outstanding organizations and ...

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World Cat runs simultaneous training for dealer representatives

World Cat recently held its annual 2017 Sales Training at the company's headquarters in New Bern, N.C. The boatbuilder also incorporated an inaugural service training over the same multi-day period in early December. Both programs ran simultaneously for dealer representatives who were in attendance.  World Cat manufactures outboard-powered center and dual console catamaran models ranging from 23 feet to 32 ...

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NMMA analysis: Nine quick takeaways from tax reform

Congress has sent historic tax reform legislation to President Trump’s desk. While no legislation of this magnitude is ever perfect, the final package includes a number of provisions that can be considered “wins” for marine manufacturers and the recreational boating industry. Some highlights of the tax package, and a quick analysis from National Marine Manufacturers Association: No new luxury tax ...

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California Boating Congress set for late February 2018

The Marine Recreation Association (MRA) is sponsoring the 2018 California Boating Congress (CBC), Feb. 27-28 in Sacramento, Calif. at the Hyatt Regency. The two-day event will bring together the marine industry and boating community to advocate for issues affecting this important part of the state’s economy and culture, and chart the future of boating policy in California. “Based on the ...

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