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Congressman Gil Cisneros tours Suzuki

Adding to the wave of recent post-American Boating Congress (ABC) plant tours, last week, Congressman Gil Cisneros (D-CA-39) visited Suzuki’s California facility. NMMA said that plant visits with elected officials are important opportunities to highlight the industry and the organization encourages all of its members to work with them to schedule a visit. During the visit, Suzuki representatives discussed important ...

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MISSION names new CEO

MISSION llc. recently announced that it appointed Corey Uchtman as CEO on April 15, 2019. The announcement coincides with MISSION's larger strategy to expand beyond the boating market and tap into the much larger outdoor recreation industry, a goal that Uchtman will support by taking over the daily governance of the company's business activities and financial operations. Uchtman's diverse background ...

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Southern Marinas acquires new marina, boat club

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced the purchase of Riverwatch Marina in Stuart, Fla., on May 15, 2019. Conveniently located in the heart of Martin County, Riverwatch Marina is positioned to provide storage and marina services to the cities of Hobe Sound, Palm City, Jensen Beach and Stuart. The full-service ...

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Iguana Yachts appoints new VP of sales and marketing

Iguana Yachts recently appointed Bastien Bonnet as the new VP of sales and marketing. Graduating from Grenoble Graduate School of Business with a Masters Degree in business management and marketing, Bastien’s passion for the sea lead him to begin his career in the boating industry 12 years ago. Following his success at Sealine International Ltd (ex Brunswick Corp.) in the ...

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NMMA, Congressional Boating Caucus convene on Capitol Hill

NMMA – in coordination with the Congressional Boating Caucus (CBC) – convened two briefing events for more than 100 congressional staff in Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance of the $650 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) and the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). Coinciding with National Fishing and Boating Week (June 1-9) – an annual, ...

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Congressman Jim Hagedorn visits Alumacraft Boats

U.S. Representative Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-01) visited Alumacraft Boats’ facility in Saint Peter, Minnesota, where he toured the plant and met with employees to discuss the company’s operations and issues facing the recreational boating industry. Plant visits with elected officials are important opportunities to highlight the industry and NMMA encourages all members to work with them to schedule a visit. James ...

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JL Audio introduces new marine loudspeakers

JL Audio has introduced a new M3 series of high-performance marine loudspeakers subwoofers and tower speakers with optional RGB illumination. Building upon the success of JL Audio’s recent M6 series launch, the new M3 series expands the brand’s marine products to include a high value line of speakers suited for all types of boats, from runabouts and pontoons to center ...

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TACO Marine introduces new outrigger kit

TACO Marine has introduced the new GS-500 Outrigger Kit, designed for boats from 32 to 50+ feet, and featuring everything needed for hardcore offshore fishing. The kit includes a pair of pro series GS-500 outrigger mounts and a pair of UV-resistant, clear coated 20' carbon fiber twist & lock tele-outriggers, which include outrigger line caddies. Product features: • Same base ...

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Bass Cat and Yar-Craft complete facility construction

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft completed construction of a new building and opened renovated additions to one of its existing buildings. These additions will bring new opportunities, increase production, and enhance the overall working experience. The Bass Cat and Yar-Craft facility has added a new repair facility, sewing facility, and lamination booths with an area dedicated specifically for building new production ...

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New peer-to-peer boat rental company launches

Co-founded by twin brothers Matt and Adam Woods, Skipper My Boat connects boating lovers to owners, charter operators, and captains through a hassle-free and user-friendly platform that delivers peace of mind, along with a fantastic experience. Customers get to browse available vessels with 360° views, videos, and reviews at just the click of a button, and unlike competitors, private yacht ...

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