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The Workforce Crisis

Labor shortages, especially in service and manufacturing, are hampering industry growth Listen to political speeches or check out the news and you’d get the idea that there isn’t a job – especially a good paying blue-collar job – to be found in this country. Statements like “What will it take to bring back domestic manufacturing jobs?” or “Why Trump will struggle ...

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PWC market targets Millennials with new features, products

Since the very beginning the personal watercraft industry has bucked convention and marched to its own drummer. Back when boats all followed fairly conservative designs, personal watercraft exploded onto the scene with brilliant colors, bold graphics and a huge, motorcycle-like emphasis on matching clothing, wetsuits and more.  As those initial PWC buyers began having families and the expectation was that ...

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Saltwater fishing grows on strength of technological innovation, forward-thinking designs

America’s growing love affair with saltwater fishing boats continues to blossom, as more and more consumers take the plunge and purchase a new fiberglass center console, dual console, walkaround or convertible. Fueled by innovative features, substantially improved fuel economy and overall ease of maintenance, the saltwater fishing category remains one of the brightest stars in the recreational boating constellation, continuing ...

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Registration open for 2017 American Boating Congress

Hundreds of recreational boating industry professionals are expected to descend upon Capitol Hill May 15-17 to attend the American Boating Congress to champion recreational boating, formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses. The 2017 American Boating Congress will provide attendees the opportunity to meet with the Trump administration and the 115th Congress, in addition ...

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Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2017 Innovation Award winners announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International honored winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, recognizing new consumer marine products, presented during the innovation breakfast held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This year’s program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The judges ultimately selected 19 winners and two honorable mentions ...

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NMMA announces 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged Friday morning during the innovation breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue ...

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Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable urges action on Zinke nomination

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable urged Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to promptly bring Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke’s nomination to the Senate floor and support his confirmation, saying “The Department needs active policy leadership as soon as possible.” Three key recreation industry leaders explained the importance of confirming the nominee in the letter. The nomination of ...

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NMMA honors Dometic president with 2017 Alan J. Freedman Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced it will honor Frank Marciano, president, Dometic Americas, with the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The award will be presented during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 17. ...

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IMBC opens day three with morning seminars

The International Marina & Boatyard Conference dove into its final day with Marcus Sheridan, AKA The Sales Lion, with its morning keynote – sponsored by TakeMeFishing – before opening the doors on a general session with NMMA President Thom Dammrich. IMBC's three-day conference in Fort Lauderdale, produced by the Association of Marina Industries concludes Friday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. ...

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Denys Lapointe from BRP receives NMMA Canada Hall of Fame Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association in Canada announced it has inducted Denys Lapointe, executive vice president of BRP’s Design & Innovation Centre, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Lapointe’s career achievements and contribution to the recreational boating industry were recognized during the NMMA Canadian Recreational Boating Industry Session at the Toronto International Boat Show at the Allstream Centre on Jan. ...

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