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RBFF announces new research for anglers

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the release of new research, Actionable Strategies for Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3). With support from the Multi-state Conservation Grant Program, RBFF worked with Responsive Management to conduct national surveys and focus groups with U.S. residents and R3 professionals, with the intent of developing actionable strategies for angler R3. With key recommendations, RBFF aims ...

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Tampa Boat Show reports increased sales, attendance

The 2019 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show presented by West Marine officially wrapped on Sunday after a three-day run with a total attendance of 21,556. With beautiful temperatures all weekend, and despite a last-minute change in show dates from inclement weather earlier in September, organizers said the show saw a 6% increase in attendance and exhibitors are reporting strong sales and quality buyers ...

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Garmin reports record results for Q3

Garmin Ltd. recently announced its results for the third quarter ended Sep. 28, 2019. Garmin said highlights for the 2019 quarter included revenue of $934 million, which was a 15% increase over the prior year quarter. All of the company's segments — aviation, fitness, outdoor and marine collectively increased 24% over the prior year quarter. The company had a gross ...

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Michigan senator visits Avalon and Tahoe

Last week, State Senator Rick Outman (R-SD-33) visited the Avalon and Tahoe Manufacturing’s pontoon facility in Alma, Mich.. At last month’s Michigan advocacy fly-in, president and CEO of Avalon, Jim Wolf extended Senator Outman the invitation to tour the facility, which is one of the largest employers in the city and county. Plant visits with elected officials are an important ...

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ORR members testify before Congress on outdoor recreation economy

Outdoor recreation will be at the forefront of conversations on Capitol Hill this week. For the first time, the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing focused solely on outdoor recreation. The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and its members said they have been working with offices of Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) and Ranking Member Steve Chabot (OH-01) on how Congress can address ...

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Bertram Yachts to expand into outboard sportfish products

Boat builder Bertram Yachts recently announced that the company is planning to expand its range of offshore fishing boats to include a comprehensive lineup of outboard powered products. Mark Paulhus, Bertram CEO, stated that “With the support of Bertram’s parent company, the Gavio Group, who also owns Italian super yacht builders Baglietto and CCN, Bertram plans to spend in excess ...

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Boston Whaler to debut new 405 Conquest

With a bold new model making its world premiere, an increased presence on-water at the Bahia Mar, and twenty boats on display across two locations, Boston Whaler said it plans to make a big impression on visitors to the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “We’re thrilled to introduce a new model that heralds the return of adventurous overnighting: the ...

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Five new states commit to outdoor recreation principles

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) joined outdoor recreation leaders from Maine, Michigan,Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia as they committed to advance the principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords on behalf of their governors. ORR is a founding sponsor of the National Governors Association (NGA) Outdoor Recreation Learning Network. The signing ceremony brings the total number of states committed to the four pillars of the ...

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Hatteras Yachts introduces new M98 Panacera

Hatteras | CABO Yachts introduced the new M98 Panacera, the latest addition to its line of luxury motor yachts, which also includes the M60, M75 Panacera, M90 Panacera and 105 Raised Pilothouse. Designed to deliver performance combined with volume and amenities for a yacht of its size, the Hatteras M98 Panacera is scheduled to begin construction this winter and is due to launch in the spring of 2021. “The M98 Panacera was inspired by inquiries ...

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Congressional champions introduce conservation bill

Yesterday, Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06) and Joe Cunningham (D-SC-01) – members of the Congressional Boating Caucus – introduced legislation to reauthorize and restore the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) – a $650 million program established at the behest of recreational boaters and anglers in 1950 to pay for conservation and infrastructure projects in all 50 states. Protecting and expanding the ...

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