Author Archives: Adam Quandt

NOAA, recreational boat and fishing community sign memorandum of agreement

During an event at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and representatives of the recreational boating and fishing community – led by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) – signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which seeks to develop and expand a framework of cooperation for planning and implementing mutually ...

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NMMA recognizes CSI Award winners, presents Alan J. Freedman Award

The NMMA honored John Thommen, Founder and CEO, Ocean Marketing, Inc., with the 2019 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 was presented during the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s annual Innovation Breakfast.   “NMMA is honored to present John Thommen with ...

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Russell Marine to open new location

Russell Marine, a division of Russell Lands, Inc., announced a new location on U.S. Highway 280 in Alexander City, Ala. The new facility will be in a building most recently occupied by the Russell Corporation, the apparel manufacturing company. Russell Marine purchased the property and plans to significantly renovate, upgrade and transform the facility. The new marine showroom, boat storage ...

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Ending retaliatory tariffs with USMCA ratification

Each year the boating industry gravitates to its biggest (and sunniest) boat show in Miami to meet and discuss important issues and last week was no exception. During numerous board meetings, roundtables and other industry gatherings we worked together to tackle some of our top concerns. And, global trade and tariffs were at the top of the list in every ...

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Vancouver Boat Show concludes with strong attendance

A cold weather front that consumed the Lower Mainland during the past week and brought a rare snowfall to the downtown core on Sunday, didn’t deter boating enthusiasts from attending the Vancouver International Boat Show this year. Western Canada’s largest boat show’s attendance numbers at both the indoor show at BC Place and the Floating Show at Granville Island are ...

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MMA announces 2018 Neptune Award winners

Marine Marketers of America (MMA) recently announced the winners of its 2018 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence during the Miami International Boat Show. “This year’s Neptune Awards competition was keenly contested, with companies delivering thoughtfully-executed marketing campaigns across all categories, from advertising and public relations to diversity and grassroots promotions,” said MMA President Wanda Kenton Smith. The annual competition, ...

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Dream Yacht Charter launches Dream Boat Club in North America

Dream Yacht Charter continues its strategy of diversifying its services in 2019 by introducing Dream Boat Club in North America in partnership with boat manufacturers Beneteau and Zodiac Nautic. The North American Dream Boat Club is based on the earlier success of its European club model. “This partnership is another step in bringing the experience of boating to all with ...

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YBAA names new officers, board members for coming year

Mike Titgemeyer, CPYB, Owner of Crusader Yacht Sales, Annapolis, MD was recently re-elected as the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) Board President, leading the association’s board of directors. The board includes eleven elected and one Honorary YBAA member yacht sales professionals from throughout the U.S. Titgemeyer has been in the marine industry since 1985. He has worked for several ...

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Harbor Point Marina to host new luxury boat show

Show organizers announced that on May 3-4, 2019, a new luxury boat show experience will take place at the Harbor Point Boat Show, which will be held at the Harbor Point Marina, in Stamford, Conn. Organizers together with Building and Land Technology, (BLT), in Stamford, have joined forces to create a new experience combining yachts, cars, food and luxury lifestyle ...

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Miami Boat Show opens today

The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, kicks off today at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin and runs through President’s Day. 2019 marks the show’s 78th year and its fourth year on Virginia Key, showcasing the industry’s most comprehensive collection of recreational boats and boating products. With new boat sales on the rise, and early reports ...

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