IBEX Online announces ‘Know Before You Go’ resources

IBEX Online registration opens

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020 announced resources and tips on having a successful event.  IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. To get the most out of the virtual experience, registration and event planning ...

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BoatPAC to host presidential debate virtual watch party

Made in America event

On Tuesday, September 29, BoatPAC — the joint federal political action committee of the MRAA and the NMMA — will host a virtual watch party for the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be headlined by MRAA president, Matt Gruhn and NMMA president, Frank ...

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Kris Carroll inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently announced the induction of Kris Carroll, president of Grady-White Boats, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Carroll will be presented with the 2020 NMMA Hall of Fame Award – the Association’s highest honor – during the Opening Session of the 2020 IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience (pre-registration required to attend) on September 29 at 10:30a.m. EST.  “I’m humbled ...

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OneWater Marine launches hurricane relief fund

OneWater Marine logo

OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has launched to raise money for its neighbors affected by the recent hurricanes to impact the Gulf Coast. The company said that while none of the OneWater dealerships sustained damage, some of its team members and customers did. OneWater Marine CEO Austin Singleton sent the following statement out as a call to action for ...

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Sea Tow reports spikes in boating activity

Social distancing has become a top priority in 2020 and as a result many people have taken to the water to do so naturally. The boating industry saw record numbers throughout the summer season; from sales and on-water traffic to the need for on-water assistance. Boating is up and new boaters have been flooding the market like never before. Sea ...

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boot Dusseldorf on course for 2021 show

The planning for boot 2021 is on course and the current exhibitor registration numbers are, overall, the same as they were in 2019. Almost all of the boat and yacht manufacturers that were on board in 2020 are back for 2021. Apart from a few exceptions, most suppliers have also confirmed that they will be participating in boot. “Overall, booking ...

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Manitou selects Fusion for standard audio equipment for MY 2021

Garmin International, Inc. announced that Manitou Pontoon Boats will install marine audio packages from Fusion Entertainment, a Garmin Brand, as the standard-fit for select model year 2021 pontoon boats. Manitou exclusively offers the GarminECHOMAP UHD 73sv and GPSMAP chartplotters for its entire lineup and will add a range of Fusion Entertainment stereos, speakers and amplifiers for the upcoming boating season. ...

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Draco boats seeks to expand U.S. dealer network

Draco Boats, known the world over for ultra-clean, Scandinavian design and cutting-edge innovation, announced that due to increased demand it is seeking to expand its dealer network in the United States together with sole importer and distributor Navic, LLC. Since the first Draco boat launched in the 1960s, the company has been committed to building boats of superior quality, handling ...

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Torqeedo establishes sales organization in Italy

Torqeedo announced the establishment of a direct distribution organization in Italy to improve sales and service support for the company’s full range of Torqeedo products and systems - from small, lightweight outboards up to Deep Blue fully integrated propulsion systems. Gennaro Giliberti, who formerly managed project and key account sales for Italy, will now add retail sales to his responsibilities. ...

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Senate approves key boating and fishing conservation measure

Senate approves conservation measure

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act – legislation supported by the recreational boating and fishing community that will reauthorize or establish several important wildlife conservation programs. The measure now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives and NMMA is strongly encouraging lawmakers to swiftly approve the bill. The ACE Act helps conserve wildlife and wildlife ...

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