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RBLC New Markets Task Force announces educational plans

On Monday during the American Boating Congress biannual meeting of the Recreational Boating Leadership Council, the New Markets Task Force announced final plans for its new industry-wide multicultural educational training module, including the selection of featured industry companies and a video production firm. The forthcoming 45-minute multimedia training module is projected for a Fall 2016 debut, in time for the ...

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Trailer certification offers risk management, consumer confidence


Sometimes going above and beyond for the customer means doing exactly what is required. Trailer certification programs ensure companies are in accordance with the law. “We can ensure that they’re building all the trailers in accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards,” said Pam Trusdale, executive director of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers. The standards and regulations required of ...

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Marine and Composites Industry Career Day takes place April 2

The 11th Annual Marine and Composites Industry Career Day will be held on April 2 at the IYRS Newport Campus. The career day, which is hosted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and IYRS School of Technology and Trades, is for individuals who are interested in working in the marine or composites industries, two business sectors poised for growth. The ...

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The state of Cuba and boating


As previously reported on Boating Industry, the establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the possibility of lifting the trade embargo could have a major impact on the boating industry. However, as we noted in our features, lifting the embargo is a complicated process – even if everyone were on board with the idea – and it’s going to take ...

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Colombia International Nautical Congress adds dignitaries to speaker lineup

The 2016 International Nautical Congress of Colombia has confirmed a roster of keynote speakers for this one-time summit, scheduled for April 27-29 in Cartagena de Indias. Key speakers for this congress feature dignitaries from Colombia, addressing Colombia as one of the premier emerging boating markets and its future potential and opportunity for the global marine industry. The Congress will open ...

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Safe Harbor Marinas holds first managers meeting

DALLAS – Safe Harbor Marinas held its first annual managers meeting in Ft. Worth, Texas, Feb. 22-24. The meeting brought together Safe Harbor’s corporate leadership and the general managers of its 31 properties to collaborate with one another, discuss industry trends and plan for the coming year. Officially launched in January, Safe Harbor Marinas is the nation’s largest owner and ...

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Miami International Boat Show 2016 Innovation Award winners honored

VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today winners of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s program evaluated 77 products across 31 categories featuring an outstanding pool of entries. The judges ultimately selected ...

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Ken and Rick Garelick receive NMMA 2016 Alan J. Freedman Award

VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today honored Ken and Rick Garelick, president and senior vice president of Garelick Manufacturing Co., with the 2016 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. The award was presented this morning during the Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast held at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show NMMA’s Marine Accessories and ...

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NMMA recognizes Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Award winners

CHICAGO — The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced 46 recipients of the 2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction ...

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