News

IBEX Online announces special events and keynote sessions

IBEX Online logo

Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Special Events and Keynote Sessions, being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020, are now available. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. The roster of speakers and list of panel discussions promise an engaging session ...

Read More »

President Trump commits to expanding E15

Last weekend, President Donald Trump promised to loosen a restriction on the sale of higher-ethanol fuel blends like E15, which drew strong objections from the recreational boating community. Once final, the policy change would allow E15 to be dispensed from pumps made for lower-biofuel blends, including E10. In response, NMMA urged the administration to reverse its decision. According to NMMA, ...

Read More »

Top 100 application deadline approaching

Boating Industry Top 100 logo

This is the last week to apply for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best boat dealers in North America. Applications are due Sep. 21, 2020. Find more information about the program on the Top 100 page. Remember, this year there are two applications: the full in-depth application and the new streamlined application designed to save you time while applying. For ...

Read More »

Pursuit honors top dealers

In September, Pursuit Boats announced their top domestic dealers, international dealer and salespeople for their 2020 model year. Top honors for the number one Pursuit dealer went to Quality Boats,a dealer that has multiple locations in Clearwater and Sarasota, Florida. “This is a first time win as top dealer for Quality Boats,” said Randy Jernigan, Director of Sales at Pursuit. ...

Read More »

Garmin announces OnDeck remote connectivity solution

Garmin logo

Garmin International Inc. announced its new OnDeck™ System, a remote monitoring and management solution that gives boaters 24/7 access to critical and timely information about their vessel. When paired with the ActiveCaptain® app, OnDeck keeps users connected to their vessel by monitoring the boat’s battery status, bilge activity, door/hatch sensors, GPS location and more. For extra peace of mind, configurable ...

Read More »

Flow-Rite launches educational webinar series

In the first of a series of online educational sessions, Flow-Rite is hosting the Remote Drain Plug Webinar. Designed for boatbuilders and DIYers, the 30-minute event is October 1 at 11:00 am EST and requires pre-registration at go.flow-rite.com/l/874231/2020-09-08/n1nhgh. Hosted by Tim Pitcher, marine business manager, and Tom Bailey, marine sales manager, attendees will learn how simple it is to add Flow-Rite's ...

Read More »

Polyform, Land ‘N’ Sea partner to fight breast cancer

Polyform US is introducing new Pink Fenders to “Protect What Matters”. "For the first time in recent history, we will be bringing awareness and funds to the fight against breast cancer in a new arena," the company said. "There are likely few in our marine industry that have not been touched in one way or another by this disease. It ...

Read More »

National Sailing Hall of Fame celebrates new inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced that on Saturday, September 12th, it celebrated its 10th annual induction in a virtual format. While COVID-19 prevented everyone from gathering in person, the virtual platform allowed friends, family and a host of Hall of Famers and VIPs to join from across the country – and the world.  Nine individuals were honored during ...

Read More »

Marine CEOs more optimistic

Marine CEOs optimistic

NMMA’s Q2 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, shows marine CEO sentiment has improved considerably since the onset of the pandemic. “Marine CEO sentiment was much more optimistic in Q2, returning to levels pre-pandemic, bolstered by record new boat sales this summer,” said ...

Read More »

Correct Craft to display boats at the White House

Made in America event

Correct Craft will represent the recreational boating industry, as well as North Carolina and Florida, at the White House’s fourth annual Made in America event on Monday, October 5. President Trump invited 50 companies, large and small, to showcase their products in this year’s celebration. Parker Boats and Nautique Boat Company will represent their respective states. The Correct Craft companies, along with other U.S. ...

Read More »