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Newport International Boat Show provides hurricane assistance

The Newport International Boat Show has committed $15,000 to various organizations helping to assist those in the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Our industry is like a tight knit family, when a disaster like this impacts so many lives, it affects us all," said Nancy Piffard, show director. "We are collaborating with on-the-ground organizations that are delivering ...

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NMMA members recap Manufacturing Day events

NMMA members continue to share how they celebrated Manufacturing Day, which took place October 6, and is celebrated throughout the month of October. Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc., which has been an ongoing supporter of Manufacturing Day, hosted 100 students in celebration of National Manufacturing Day Oct. 6. The Yamaha event is pictured in the photo with this story. The ...

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MMA panel will focus on first-time boat buyer trends

An in-depth look at the decline in first-time boat buyers and strategies for reversing the trend will be the focus of a panel discussion, “Saving Generation Agnostic,” when Marine Marketers of America hosts its bi-annual general membership meeting Nov. 2 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. In 2000, first-time boat buyers represented 42 percent of all boat buyers, compared ...

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Honda Marine unveils three mid-sized outboards

Honda Marine has unveiled three new mid-sized outboards. The BF75, BF90 and BF100 have new rigging components, new digital multi-function displays, new tiller handles with large shift levers, power tilt and trim, and trolling control. “With the refreshed Honda BF75, BF90 and BF100 outboard motors, Honda Marine’s lineup of mid-size motors has a modern and distinct style,” said Will Walton, Assistant ...

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RBFF announces new partnership with Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation today announced a new partnership with the Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA). The new partnership will allow the USA to leverage the Anglers' Legacy brand and mission in the development and promotion of urban fishing events. "For years, Anglers' Legacy built off the knowledge of experienced anglers to pass the joys of fishing down to ...

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Malibu represents Tennessee boat builders on Manufacturing Day 2017

Malibu Boats, Inc. participated in the Loudon County Economic Development Agency’s first annual Manufacturing Day event on Oct.2, hosting students from Lenoir City and Loudon High School. Malibu was the sole Tennessee boat builder to participate in an official Manufacturing Day 2017 event. Each year on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day serves as a celebration of modern industry, ...

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Same-store sales down 7.1 percent in September

Boat dealer same-store sales were down 7.1 percent in September 2017. That’s according to the latest report from CDK Global Recreation, which is based on data from users of the company’s Lightspeed software. In August, same-store sales were up 2.5 percent Two of the three same-store sales categories were down. The biggest drop was in unit sales, which were down ...

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Bill to sell E15 year-round defeated in Senate

A bill that would have allowed for year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol was defeated and won't get a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this year. This is good news for the industry and follows countless meetings and discussions the National Marine Manufacturers Association has had with with key Senate offices to ensure they knew ...

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Marquis-Larson announces 2017 dealer award winners

Marquis-Larson Boat Group announced this year's award winners for exceptional sales achievements and company support at its annual dealer open house in Pulaski, Wis., Oct. 6, 2017. Winners were announced for each Marquis-Larson brand-Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper, Carver, Marquis-as well as for Larson Boat Group and Marquis/Carver. "We think it's very important to recognize dealers who not only ...

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ABYC announces 2018 marine law symposium details

Legal and insurance experts, marine law enforcement and manufacturer representatives will share their expertise to help attendees navigate the legal aspects of boating accidents at the American Boat & Yacht Council's second annual Marine Law Symposium, “Anatomy of an Accident,” Jan. 9, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. The agenda includes a review of five actual accidents and lawsuits that have implications for ...

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