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US Senate Committee advances funding for industry priorities

Before Congress left Washington, D.C. for its two-week October recess, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed several measures that provide funding for key recreational boating industry’s priorities. The bills – which include programs that would promote and protect boating access and local economies that depend on the industry – now head to the full Senate for consideration. The spending bills ...

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New administration effort continues to push E15

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new initiative to expand the use of biofuels like E15 across the country. In response, NMMA called the effort shortsighted, warning that more E15 in the marketplace will only compound problems consumers are currently facing at their local gas station. The new proposal – ...

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Organizers name 2019 Newport International Boat Show a success

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced that, even with site changes and construction, the 2019 Show ended on a positive note. “Ticket sales were on par with last year, which was a banner year at NIBS,” said Nancy Piffard, show director, Newport Exhibition Group. “With the unique situation of non-gated exhibitor display space ...

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Lund partners with student angling tournament

It was just three years ago when the idea of creating a Student Angling Tournament Trail (SATT) was beginning to unfold. The idea was simple, create a tournament trail for student anglers while using a Lund boat and Mercury engine raffle to raise money for the circuit. Just a short three years later, and with a tremendous support group behind ...

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Annapolis powerboat show hits record numbers

The United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis closed the curtains Sunday, Oct. 6 on a banner year. At 5 p.m. a cannon shot rang out, hundreds of horns sounded their approval, and nearly 1,000 engines fired up to begin the move-out of the 48th annual Annapolis show.  Organizers said this year’s show displayed more boats, occupied more square footage, and entertained more guests ...

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Sea Tow announces partnership with Turning Point Propellers

Sea Tow Services International and Turning Point Propellers have announced a new partnership that will aim to provide boaters with added value and additional peace of mind on the water every time they launch their boat. Beginning in January 2020, many of Turning Point’s stainless steel and aluminum propellers will come packaged with a unique activation code that will provide boaters with up ...

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IBEX 2019 wraps with ‘resounding success’

The 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) closed on Thursday, October 3 with early indications that attendance figures were up from last year for the three-day event. Show organizers said IBEX was a tremendous success with more than 700 exhibitors – 100-plus new to the Show – from 25 countries filling the 138 thousand square feet of exhibit space. The International Pavilions ...

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IMBC names 2020 day 2 keynote speaker

Dennis Snow will deliver the second-day keynote address at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), scheduled for January 14 – January 16, 2020, at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His presentation, "Delivering World-Class Service: Lessons from the Mouse,” will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 9 a.m.  Snow is recognized for his expertise in delivering ...

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Correct Craft companies host Manufacturing Day events

On Oct. 4, Correct Craft and its manufacturing companies across the country participated in Manufacturing Day by hosting students at its factories. Five Correct Craft plants from Florida to California invited students to learn about both boat manufacturing processes and job opportunities in marine manufacturing. Correct Craft companies also gave the students plant tours. Centurion and Supreme Boats partnered with ...

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Nautical Ventures partners with Spain’s De Antonio Yachts

De Antonio Yachts, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, is coming to America by way of Nautical Ventures Group and has been awarded the entire state of Florida for its sales jurisdiction. Additionally, Nautical Ventures was contracted to set up strategic dealer territories throughout North America and the Caribbean for the De Antonio brand. Founded in 2012 by Stanislas Chmielewski and Mark ...

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