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Congressman Bill Keating visits Imtra Corporation

U.S. Representative Bill Keating (D-MA-09) toured Imtra Corporation’s facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts, yesterday, where he met with workers and discussed the company’s operations and issues facing the entire marine industry. Factory visits with elected officials are critically important opportunities for highlighting the recreational boating industry and NMMA encourages all members to work with them on scheduling a plant tour. ...

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2019 Saltwater Fishing Expo reports strong sales, predicts busy fishing season

The 2019 Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo ended its three-day run on Sunday, reporting attendance for 2019 was comparable to last year at 13,131, and up 11 percent from the three-year average of 11,828.    The Saltwater Fishing Expo, which took place at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison for the second year, hosted more than 230 exhibitors, many of which ...

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IBBI names Garmin 2018 Supplier of the Year

Garmin International, Inc. announced that it received the prestigious Supplier of the Year distinction from the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI), the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative comprised of a 19-member network of leading boat brands that collectively build nearly 25 percent of all boats sold in the U.S. The IBBI Supplier of the Year award recognizes one company’s outstanding service ...

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Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today

Celebrating 87 years, the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs through Sunday, March 24. As the region’s largest outdoors event, there will be hundreds of exhibits featuring the newest products for boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. This year’s sportshow includes Super Thursday, happening this evening, to attract the weekday business crowds. The promotion offers show ...

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Jupiter Marine names new president

Jupiter Marine International announced that industry veteran Bryan Harris has been appointed as the company’s new president. The appointment went into effect Monday, March 11, 2019, as Jupiter Marine approaches the closing months of its 30th year anniversary under industry icon and former president, Carl Herndon. As President, Harris will oversee all operations and bring his vast experience in sales, ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces 2019 dates

Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12 - 15, 2019 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront ...

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Mercury Marine’s V-6 platform wins iF Design Award

Mercury Marine has been recognized with an International Forum Design (iF) award in the Discipline Product category, presented to the company for its V-6 outboard lineup.  The iF International Forum Design organizes the iF Design Awards each year and has thousands of entries from close to 60 countries compete for the prize. According to its website, since 1953, iF has ...

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MarineMax to host ‘world’s largest online used boat sale’

MarineMax has announced it plans to host the "World’s Largest Online Used Boat Sale," March 21 - 23. To register, visit virtualboatshow.marinemax.com.    "We have the privilege of representing some of the very best brands in major boating markets. Our customers now have a chance to see our entire lineup of used boat inventory from MarineMax locations nationwide, all in ...

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Mercury Marine launches new MercCrusier Jet Ready inboard engine

Mercury Marine recently announced the launch of the new MerCruiser V8 6.2L 370hp Jet Ready inboard engine. The new Jet Power Inboard uses MerCruiser’s 6.2L small block V8 powerplant in an inboard configuration and has a tailstock in place of a transmission to allow for an easy connection to a jet pump via a jackshaft.  “This engine provides boat builders, ...

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NMMA recaps boat show advocacy tour

The NMMA advocacy team wrapped up their boat show advocacy tour late last month, with briefing events at seven shows that were attended by hundreds of industry stakeholders and key national, state, and local government officials. The tour – titled “Propelling Our Industry Forward” – is part of NMMA’s strategic plan to engage membership and the industry in advocacy and ...

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