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Coast Guard releases 2021 boating safety statistics

With the pandemic putting more people than ever on the water and consequent rise in boating accidents and fatalities, there’s some better news in the newly released 2021 U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics. The latest Coast Guard report shows double-digit declines year-over-year across the board in the main boating safety indicators: Boating accidents dropped 15.7%, injuries decreased 17.2%, and ...

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NMMA names director of environment, health and safety compliance

NMMA announced Jeff Wasil as Director of Environment, Health and Safety Compliance. He will serve as the technical representative to external organizations, advise NMMA members on environmental regulations and work on international issues impacting the boating industry. Wasil has been a leader of global marine regulatory development and key member of marine industry technical projects during his tenure at Bombardier ...

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ORR releases report on outdoor recreation career opportunities

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released a new report on career opportunities in the $689 billion outdoor recreation sector, to help industry leaders, policymakers and prospective workers understand how these jobs provide outstanding quality of life, support conservation goals, strengthen local economies, and connect Americans to the great outdoors. “The backbone of this thriving sector is a growing workforce that meets the ...

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MarineMax promotes Ryan West to VP

MarineMax recently announced the promotion of Ryan West to the role of Vice President. Ryan will continue to lead the company’s best in class Fort Myers operations.  “During Ryan’s 18 successful years at MarineMax he has positively impacted the lives of countless customers and team members. Loyalty and professionalism are hallmarks of Ryan, as demonstrated across all aspects of the ...

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Digital Lead Performance partners with CDK Global

Digital Lead Performance (DLP), a young technology company known for its speed in converting digital sales leads into appointments, has announced a partnership with CDK Global for data exchange and API Integrations with Eleads. “For DLP to capture the attention of a leading international technology company such as CDK Global, it speaks loudly to our reputation in the powersports industry ...

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Taiga begins deliveries of Orca electric PWC

Taiga Motors Corporation, an electric off-road vehicle manufacturer, announced it initiated deliveries of its Orca personal watercraft. Taiga’s 2022 Orca marks its world’s first electric personal watercraft sale, as the company continues to ramp up production, furthering its legacy of being a pioneer in the electric powersports industry. “This is a significant moment for the Taiga team because not only ...

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Radian IoT launches industry-wide software program

Radian IoT, Inc., innovator in data collection and aggregation, announced their latest reporting device and SaaS platform that turns boats, trailers, campers and powersports assets into data generators that deliver actionable intelligence. Both operational data (supply chain, inventory management and logistics) and experiential data (how and why things are happening at the consumer level) are delivered daily to drive improvements ...

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Freedom Boat Club San Diego opens new location

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Freedom Boat Club San Diego announced it has expanded to its fifth location in Chula Vista. Nestled in San Diego's Bay, the marina provides boaters with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere away from downtown, with tall swaying trees and a pristine, park-like setting. The new location joins Freedom Boat Club San Diego’s Oceanside, Bay Marina Cortez, Cabrillo Isle and Mission Bay ...

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Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show generates over $950 million in revenue

In a new economic impact report conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates, the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show – a joint production from Informa Markets, the NMMA, and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) – generated more than $955 million, created over 5,000 jobs, and attracted 100,000 visitors during its five-day run over Presidents Day Weekend. “As the producers of ...

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Sea Tow calls for National Boating Industry Safety Award entries

The Sea Tow Foundation, in cooperation with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, has announced the official call for entries for the “2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards.”  “The Sea Tow Foundation is excited to enter its fourth year hosting the National Boating Industry Safety Awards and to present this year’s awards just prior to the start of IBEX 2022 in Tampa, FL. ...

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