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NMMA calls for action to avoid EU tariff increase

Ahead of a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Biden administration’s trade agenda, NMMA urged the White House, United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to strike an agreement with the European Union that prevents the trade bloc’s 25% tariff on U.S. boats and engines from doubling to 50% on June 1, ...

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MasterCraft reports record earnings for Q3

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal 2021 third quarter ended April 4, 2021. “Building upon the record quarterly performances we delivered in our first and second quarters, the fiscal third quarter was the most profitable quarter in the Company’s history. This record-setting performance was driven by year-over-year and sequential unit increases at each of our segments, ...

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ABYC announces agenda, speaker lineup for 2021 Educator Training Conference

ABYC Foundation announced the agenda and speaker lineup for its Educator Training Conference, taking place virtually July 20-22, 2021. An early bird promotion for registrants to receive free access to ABYC's online learning course, Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation (regular price $265), ends this Saturday, May 15. The virtual conference is designed forhigh school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders ...

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America’s Boating Club partners with West Marine for National Safe Boating Week

Americans have taken to the water in record numbers to enjoy the socially distanced fun and relaxation that boating provides. With more boats and new boaters on the water—many without any boating education—boating accidents and fatalities have been rising around the country.  The nation’s largest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, America’s Boating Club has partnered with marine retailer, West Marine, to ...

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Hagadone Marine Group names new GM

Hagadone Marine Group based out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho recently announced that Monica Rozier has been appointed as the new General Manager. Monica (pronounced “Mone-icka”) is an award-winning executive leader who has been consistently recognized in her past roles for exceeding sales goals, producing bottom-line results and leading a team with unmatchable passion and drive. “Monica’s appointment as General Manager ...

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Newport Boat Show seeks submissions for 2021 new products program

Newport Exhibition Group is now accepting applications for its 2021 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards Program. In its 15th year and in partnership with leading national marine publications, NFNP is a highlight of the industry and helps to promote what is new and exciting for boaters. The program is open to domestic and foreign products that launched after April 1, 2021 and will ...

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Sea Tow releases 2021 Summer Boating Trends Survey

Sea Tow releases new boating survey

In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, finding ways to recreate outdoors has become an important survival tool. Last year, the boating industry saw a record number of new boat owners on the water. Both new boaters, and seasoned boaters alike, changed their habits to social distance naturally while making the most of their love for the recreational outlet. According ...

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Brunswick Corporation unveils “Next Wave” strategic plans

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Brunswick Corporation launched its 2021 Virtual Investor Day on Brunswick.com. The event, hosted by Brunswick’s senior leadership team, unveiled the “Next Wave” of the company’s strategy describing the next phase of business evolution, products, technologies, unique experiences, and enterprise synergies.  Additionally, Brunswick presented more background to its recently increased 2022 EPS guidance of $8.25 to $8.75. Presenters at the event were: ...

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New England Marine Trades Association releases new website

The New England Marine Trades Association (NEMTA) is pleased to announce the release of their new website – www.NEboating.com.  NEMTA is composed of the six New England states including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont.  The economic impact of the recreational boating industry in New England is nearly 16 billion dollars with over 3,000 businesses and close to 80,000 jobs supported. The ...

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NMMA’s EMD Board reaches full BoatPAC participation

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BoatPAC announced it has reached full participation in contributions from NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Division (EMD) Board. Comprised of nine members, each member has contributed to BoatPAC in 2021, whose mission is to support federal candidates that champion the recreational boating community and help propel its agenda in the halls of Congress. “Our engine manufacturers understand the importance of being on ...

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