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Boating Industry issues last call for 2022 Top 100 applications

Boating Industry issued its one-week notice for dealers interested in applying for its 2022 Top Dealers program as part of the publication’s Top 100 Awards. The program honors the best of the best of marine retailers and is the only independently run awards program of its kind in the recreational boating industry. Applications for the 2022 program must be submitted ...

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MarineMax to acquire IGY Marinas

MarineMax, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas), which owns and operates a collection of marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. MarineMax will acquire IGY Marinas for $480 million in cash, with an additional potential earnout of up to $100 million two ...

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Boating Industry issues call for nominations for 2022 Movers and Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Movers & Shakers.  The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on.  Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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Boating Industry releases results of National Women Making Waves Survey

On the heels of its recent “Women Making Waves” special magazine edition featuring the announcement of 30 top women achievers in the recreational boating industry, Boating Industry Magazine -- in conjunction with its parent company, EPG Brand Acceleration -- has recently collected and compiled original survey results from women working throughout all segments of the marine industry. For the past ...

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IBEX unveils 2022 education schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the schedule of world-class technical education included in the IBEX Education Conference, to be held during the Show, September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. Owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, IBEX is North America’s largest trade event for marine industry professionals.Scheduled for ...

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ICAST celebrates success in 2022 show

ICAST returns to Orlando

Recreational fishing’s future continues to look bright, as the industry’s largest trade show, ICAST, returned to form last week. In total, more than 12,000 exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Orange County Convention Center to showcase the widest array of fishing gear, tackle, accessories and apparelavailable in one location. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), a ...

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Discover Boating campaign gains TV exposure

Discover Boating’s See You Out Here campaign continues gaining exposure through its marketing efforts, including its television public service announcements (PSA) – a first for the campaign in an effort to extend Discover Boating’s reach to bring more potential boaters into the fold. According to the organization, the PSA has achieved strong results within several weeks of distribution. To date, ...

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Boating Industry extends 2022 Top Dealers application deadline

Boating Industry has announced a new extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2022 Top Dealers program as a part of the 2022 Top 100 Awards. After speaking with a number of dealerships about business surrounding the industry throughout the busy summer months, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications ...

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IBEX releases special event schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it has scheduled a slate of networking and special events to bring together industry professionals during the show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28th at 4 p.m. in the Tech Talk Theater, the Emerging Marine Leaders (EMLs) will ...

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Coast Guard releases 2021 boating safety statistics

With the pandemic putting more people than ever on the water and consequent rise in boating accidents and fatalities, there’s some better news in the newly released 2021 U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics. The latest Coast Guard report shows double-digit declines year-over-year across the board in the main boating safety indicators: Boating accidents dropped 15.7%, injuries decreased 17.2%, and ...

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