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Brunswick Corporation provides glimpse into the future of boating at CES 2020

Brunswick Corporation will showcase its recreational boating technology with its debut exhibition during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) beginning today in Las Vegas. “We are very excited to be presenting and exhibiting at CES in 2020 as a marine- focused enterprise,” said Dave Foulkes, Brunswick Corporation chief executive officer. “Consumer expectations of boating are driven by other mobility experiences ...

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Navy Pier will be home to Chicago’s newest marina

Navy Pier will soon be the home to Chicago’s newest marina. Navy Pier Marina will be the first marina on Lake Michigan to exclusively offer short term, transient docking facilities with immediate access to The People’s Pier dining, shopping and entertainment, filling a need for both local and visiting boaters. The planned marina is already generating excitement from the boating ...

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Dockwa announces 1,000th marina partner

Dockwa, the makers of marina management software, announced that it has onboarded its 1,000th marina partner. This milestone translates to more than 10% of U.S. marinas using Dockwa to help manage transient and long-term dockage, making it the largest marina booking and contract management platform in the world. Dockwa’s marina network runs the gamut from municipal mooring fields and small ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association awards Grow Boating grants

The Northwest Marine Trade Association’s (NMTA) Grow Boating Grant Program has awarded $31,000 in funding to 18 boating programs in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 17 years the program has granted more than $2 million in funding to non-profit groups or organizations that help boost the number of boaters and watercraft users and encourage boaters to use their boats ...

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NMEA adds board member

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has elected Peter Braffitt to serve on the Board of Directors as a Trade member. Braffitt is director of Gemeco Marine Accessories, a principal supplier of marine electronics to the trade based in Lake City, SC. He joined Airmar Technology Corp. in 1990 following a stint in the Army, then left to run his ...

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Skeeter introduces all-new ZX150 bass boat

Skeeter kicked off 2020 with the introduction of an all-new ZX150 bass boat with features designed to create more room, better fishability and a powerful ride. “The new ZX150 has all the right bells, whistles and improvements that make it an optimal choice for freshwater tournament anglers,” said Jeff Stone, senior vice president, Skeeter Boats. “It’s comfortable, fast and built ...

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Deadline for MIBS Innovation Awards nears

The deadline for entries for the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® Innovation Awards program is at the end of this week, January 10. The program provides the opportunity for eligible exhibitors to enter new products into 26 product categories. The 2020 Innovation Award winners will be announced and honored during the Miami Boat Show's Innovation Breakfast on February 14, ...

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Discover Boating highlights 2019 accomplishments

Discover Boating invited people to take a look back at this year’s Discover Boating marketing efforts to see how the industry-wide campaign is helping reach new boaters, in a recent "Year in Review." See the full post from Discover Boating below: Introduced new people to the boating lifestyleThis year’s digital advertising campaign, known as Awesome Bay, reached the right people in ...

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MIASF promotes new vice president

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announced that Lori Wheeler has been promoted from director of operations to vice president of the association, beginning immediately. With MIASF since 2014, Wheeler has steadily advanced and continually taken on greater leadership roles and responsibilities, along with publicly representing the association. Wheeler has lived in Broward County for more than 10 ...

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Boston Whaler congratulates 2019 employee award recipients

Boston Whaler honored its longtime employees during a Service Awards ceremony held on December 3. Awards were presented to employees who have been a part of the organization for 5 or more years. In total, more than 120 employees were honored at the ceremony, where they were each presented with a gift and posed for a photo with president Nick ...

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