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2022 Women Making Waves

By Boating Industry Staff Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. Now in its fifth year and becoming a part of Boating Industry’s Top 100 Awards, the ...

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RBFF: A strong industry organization with resources for all

By Adam Quandt A conversation with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s president Dave Chanda and senior vice president of marketing and communications Stephanie West Vatalaro. During this year’s Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, Boating Industry had the opportunity to sit down with president Dave Chanda and senior vice president, marketing and communications Stephanie West Vatalaro from the Recreational ...

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Boating Industry calls for 2022 Women Making Waves nominations

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program. The nomination process will close on May 18, 2022. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as honored at the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 14-16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s ...

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MarineMax Fort Myers raises $1M for children’s hospital

The MarineMax Fort Myers Annual Yacht Gala has raised over one million dollars to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital in the last six years. The 6th Annual event, held on March 11, 2022, at MarineMax Fort Myers, raised over $300,000 through generous donations and a live and silent auction. "Thank you to everyone involved in making this benefit a reality. ...

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2022 Boating Industry 40 Under 40

As Boating Industry’s annual recognition program of strong young leaders in the marine industry moves into its sixth year, it continues to shine a spotlight on a unique group of individuals leading the pack. Selected from just under 200 nominations from across the industry, this year’s group features young professionals blazing trails of success from all segments of the marine ...

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Boating Industry opens 2022 Top Products program

Note: The submission form for the 2022 Top Products is now closed. Boating Industry is now accepting submissions for its 2022 Top Products. The submission process will close Monday, March 28, 2022. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2021, is eligible. Many of you have released exciting new products at recent boat shows  – all of ...

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Skilled trades education may be making a comeback

By David Gee Ask anyone in the recreational boating industry about some of the biggest issues facing the industry – and we have asked, through surveys, at our Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit industry panel discussion and during our Boating Industry Leadership Council meetings – and workforce development is always at the top of the list. It’s an industry-wide, nationwide problem.  ...

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Boating Industry seeks nominations for 2022 40 Under 40

Now in its sixth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program will return in early 2022. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, Boating Industry receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and many other various individuals in management ...

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2021 Best in Class: Best New Idea

Shipyard MarineGreen Bay & Oshkosh, Wis. Marine 365 – the Lifestyle Without Limits dealership – is a complete sales, service, marina, and dry stack operation with three locations. Shipyard Marine in Green Bay is sited on three-and-a-half acres on the water on Green Bay's west shore. It features a marina and 27,000 square-foot dry rack facility with over 130 wet ...

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The future of the show

By Adam Quandt With only a handful of exceptions, the past year has seen one postponement or cancellation after another when it comes to boat shows. However, with an explosion in boating popularity and the world slowly reopening, the recreational marine industry is gearing up to bring boat shows back in full force. But before we look to the future ...

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