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UN releases Global Compact CEO Study

The UN Global Compact recently published a CEO study conducted by Accenture of more than 2,600 CEOs across a range of industries and geographies (128 countries) about their attitudes and approaches to sustainability. Key highlights from the report include: 98% of CEOs agree sustainability is core to their role (up from 83% in 2013) 63% are launching new products and services for ...

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AMI kicks off annual conference

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) officially kicked off its annual Conference and Expo January 30, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. On Jan. 30, AMI hosted three comprehensive pre-conference educational events as well as a marina and boatyard study tour on Monday, January 30, prior to the Opening Reception in the exhibit hall. The three educational sessions ...

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MarineMax reports 2023 Q1 fiscal results

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) has announced results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2022. Revenue increased 7% to $507.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, from $472.7 million in the comparable period last year. The growth was primarily driven by contributions from strategic acquisitions, including IGY Marinas which closed in October 2022. As a result of the ...

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ORR releases annual report

ORR has released their 2022 Annual Report showcasing industry-wide efforts to bridge the gap between federal agencies and outdoor recreation businesses, educate lawmakers on the impact of the outdoor recreation economy, provide support for rural economic growth though recreation, convene cross-segment leaders around how to drive the future of the outdoor recreation industry, and highlight our sector’s economic impact, build ...

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Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off, Innovation Awards announced

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit hall showcases 600 new boats. At the show, NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products in the following categories: fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. This year’s program honored four ...

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Winter boat shows kick off in Chicago and Atlanta

The Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, kicked off on Jan. 11 at the McCormick Place. The Discover Boating Atlanta Boat Show begins at the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 12 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 15. Both events are returning after a two-year hiatus. Discover Boating is testing new activations in both markets. The new ...

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Boating Industry issues call for nominations for 2023 40 Under 40

Entering its seventh year and its second year as part of the Top 100 Awards, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program is making its return in early 2023. 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 ...

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Mercury releases new Avator 7.5e outboard

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine has introduced the Mercury Avator 7.5e electric outboard at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 in Las Vegas, Nev. Avator is the first in a series of electric outboard products to be released in 2023. Mercury also plans to display concepts for its Avator 20e and 35e outboards, which will be in market later in 2023. “We are excited ...

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Volvo Penta appoints Humphree CEO

Volvo Penta recently announced the appointment of Helena Lennerstedt as CEO of Humphree, effective January 2023. Lennerstedt has a background in several leading positions in different companies in the Swedish industry. The last seven years she has been Vice President Purchasing at Volvo Penta. She has a Master’s in engineering from Linköping University and has studied International Business. “Humphree’s mission ...

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Happy Holidays from Boating Industry

Boating Industry wishes you all a wonderful holiday season as we near the end of 2022. We hope that your holidays are filled with friends, family and fond memories. In observance, Boating Industry will not publish a newsletter Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 30. Newsletters will resume Jan. 3, 2023. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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