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Navionics launches South Florida post-Irma remapping effort

Navionics is partnering with fellow industry leaders and the South Florida boating community to remap marine and inland waterways impacted by Hurricane Irma. When the hurricane passed through the area in mid-September, marine resources were affected and some shorelines and bottom contours were changed. By working together, the remapping initiative will improve boater safety in these areas. The month-long event ...

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NMMA seeks member, industry input on hurricane relief

As NMMA has engaged with lawmakers and Congressional staff in Washington regarding the needs of NMMA members in disaster recovery, the association has been looking ahead to subsequent legislation. NMMA expects Congress to pass at least one more large package of disaster relief legislation. Unlike the first two relief bills, this legislation will be more specific in how it directs ...

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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 provides updated list of hurricane relief resources

The hurricane season has been devastating to many communities in the United States and Caribbean. NMMA is sharing the following resources for those in the marine industry who are looking for assistance or ways to help others. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida SBDC Network are working to help businesses recover all across the state. DEO recently ...

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Industry professionals address hurricane recovery at IBEX

Boatbuilders and marine industry professionals attending the 27th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa learned more about recent Texas and Florida hurricane recovery best practices during a special session Wednesday morning. A panel of IBEX presenters with backgrounds in insurance claims, electrical systems, hazard mitigation, security, and recovery conducted an hour-and-a-half session for attendees. The session began with the ...

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IBEX adds special hurricane session

The IBEX team has added a special session to its schedule to provide practical insights and updates on marine businesses impacted by Hurricanes Irma or Harvey. The free session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 12. "I am hopeful that bringing the industry together so soon after these hurricanes will begin many critical ...

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Florida boat dealers, marinas provide Hurricane Irma updates

Damage reports from Florida boat dealers and marinas hammered by Hurricane Irma cover a wide range of business and operational disruptions. MarineMax, Inc. provided a preliminary Hurricane Irma update earlier this week. In a news release, the company reported its team members and families are safe. MarineMax is continuing to assess hurricane damage and the impact on two of the ...

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Tampa Boat Show postponed due to Hurricane Irma

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the safety of exhibitors, partners, and attendees, NMMA has postponed the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show to Oct. 13-15 as Hurricane Irma potentially threatens the Tampa region. All exhibitor space assignments will remain the same for the October dates at the Tampa Convention Center. Updated move-in and move-out dates will be ...

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