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Inflatable boats and kayak paddles awarded tariff exemptions

Inflatable boats and kayak paddles were among the 10 types of products that the Trump administration granted tariff exclusions for on Tuesday. Leading up to the decision, NMMA advocated for exempting the products from tariffs targeting $200 billion in Chinese imports – Section 301 List 3 – including working with stakeholders to apply for exclusions, filing comments in favor of the ...

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Grow Boating marketing summit at IBEX

Don't miss the third annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit, an IBEX Special Event, taking place Sept. 30 in Tampa. During the summit, Digital Marketing: Charting Your Course for Success, attendees will: Learn about the forces shaping the digital landscape Gain insight from leading marketing experts Discover actionable strategies to engage your customers Hear about emerging trends and technologies Presenters & ...

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Dometic receives Yamaha Motor Global Award

Dometic announced it has received a Global Award for Excellence in Technology and Development from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. for the SeaStar Yamaha Integrated Electric Steering Actuator. "To date, SeaStar Solutions; part of the Dometic Group, has shipped thousands of these advanced steering actuators for use with Yamaha XTO outboard motors on vessels around the world," a news release from ...

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America’s Boating Club launches learning centers

America’s Boating Club has launched its dedicated educational facilities – the America’s Boating Club Learning Centers. The first Learning Center will be located at the Fisherman’s Cove Resort in Tavares, Florida, with additional locations to be announced in the coming months. The initial schedule of hands-on boating courses will include classes every Saturday and Sunday. Classes will be expanded to ...

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Hatteras/CABO Yachts announces new partnership with SkipperBud’s

Hatteras/CABO Yachts recently announced the appointment of SkipperBud’s as its newest dealer. SkipperBud’s will represent the Hatteras brands exclusively in the Great Lakes region, including: Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio. The family-owned boat and yacht dealership has 18 locations throughout the Midwest and will carry the full Hatteras line from 45 to 105 feet, and the CABO line, starting with the new CABO 41. “This year, both Hatteras Yachts and SkipperBud’s are ...

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Trump Administration announces additional tariffs on Chinese products

Late last week, President Trump announced that trade talks between the U.S. and China had broken down and that, beginning Sep. 1, 2019, the U.S. will impose a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of goods not already subject to previous Section 301 trade actions. The NMMA said it has long cautioned against levying additional tariffs on China, which ...

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Johnson Outdoors reports Q3 FY 2019 results

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:JOUT) reported increased sales for the company’s 2019 third fiscal quarter ending June 28, 2019. The company stated that continued growth in fishing drove higher revenue during the third quarter and fiscal 2019 year-to-date period. "Outstanding new product success over the past three years continues to power growth in fishing and sets the stage for exciting innovations ...

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Lowrance and MotorGuide sign long-term cooperation agreement

Lowrance and MotorGuide have announced their continued partnership after signing a long-term cooperation agreement in July. Both brands will continue to collaborate on sonar compatibility and chartplotter integration between MotorGuide trolling motors and Lowrance sonar and chartplotter technologies. “We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Lowrance,” said Kevin Read, MotorGuide senior product manager. “Both our new Tour and Xi ...

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Minnesota state senator visits Lund, Crestliner

Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen recently visited Brunswick’s Lund and Crestliner facility in New York Mills, Minn. to meet with members of the leadership team, tour the plant, and speak with several of the 560 employees regarding the company’s operations as well as challenges facing the recreational marine industry. The NMMA says plant visits with elected officials are important opportunities ...

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MarineMax raises over $20,000 for March of Dimes

MarineMax Pompano recently raised over $20,000 to benefit the March of Dimes, with an exclusive Sea Ray Customer Appreciation Casino Night fundraiser and auction.  "The MarineMax Pompano team would like to thank everyone who attended our Sea Ray Customer Appreciation Casino Night. Thanks to you, we've raised over $20,000 for the March of Dimes," said Kyle Roney, general manager of MarineMax ...

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