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IBEX to host new ‘Super Session’ on workforce development

A new Super Session has been added to the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) educational lineup, Challenges & Solutions for Workforce Development, to address the hurdles of recruiting and retaining employees in the boating industry and address areas that will help companies’ long-term growth. The workforce Super Session will take place September 30, 2019 ahead of IBEX (Oct. 1-3) in Tampa, from ...

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Simrad introduces new chartplotter

Simrad Yachting announced the Simrad Cruise,  a new chartplotter on the market. Cruise features an easy-to-use interface, sunlight-viewable display, pre-loaded U.S. coastal charts, mounting bracket and sonar transducer.    The user interface is controlled with a rotary dial and keypad, ensuring smooth navigation through menus, and provides the vital information needed for a safe and enjoyable time on the water ...

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National Association of Manufacturers to host cybersecurity forum

The National Association of Manufacturers, chief information security officer, chief information officers, chief technology officer, and other cybersecurity leaders from manufacturing organizations will be hosting a forum on Tuesday, April 9 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time at UI LABS in Chicago for a day of learning and sharing best practices. The forum will help attendees gain a better understanding of the ...

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Lowrance releases LiveSight Sonar technology

Lowrance recently announced that its Lowrance LiveSight Sonar transducer will be available for consumer purchase in May 2019.  Immediately compatible with Lowrance HDS LIVE displays, LiveSight Sonar gives users the ability to track lure and fish movements in real time with a wider coverage area and at greater distances. LiveSight Sonar offers a complement to Active Imaging, which provides high-resolution ...

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SureShade names Coastal Carolina 2018 Dealer of the Year

SureShade announced that Coastal Carolina Yacht Sales of Charleston, S.C. has won the SureShade 2018 Dealer of the Year Award for their outstanding sales and service of SureShade sunshade systems throughout 2018. The SureShade Dealer Award and Recognition program is designed to formally recognize top boat dealers for their sales and service efforts throughout the year. Boat dealer performance is evaluated ...

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Maverick Boat CEO Testifies at Senate Hearing on the Blue Economy

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled "Our Blue Economy: Successes and Opportunities" to examine the need for increased federal investments in ocean technologies and fisheries – a top advocacy priority of the recreational boating and fishing community. NMMA board member Scott Deal, President and CEO of Florida-based Maverick Boat Group testified at ...

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Nautique recognized by United Safety Council for 2018 Corporate Safety Achievement Award

Nautique has been recognized by the United Safety Council this week as a Gold Status winner of the 2018 Corporate Safety Achievement Award.  As the highest designation for the United Safety Council in the State of Florida, the Nautique team was extremely proud to take home this achievement. The team at Nautique has been fully committed to integrating safe strategies ...

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Freedom Boat Club to bring virtual reality boating to Jacksonville Boat Show

Freedom Boat Club will be bringing something extra to the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show this year. Visitors are invited to participate in virtual reality boating with Freedom Boat Club. The members-only boat club will have their 70-foot houseboat docked at Metropolitan Park Marina for the show, April 5 - 7, where they will be demonstrating their newest way to showcase ...

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MarineMax sales consultant named top salesperson for Ocean Alexander Yachts

MarineMax Sales Consultant and Yacht Broker Scott Roberton was recently celebrated as the 2018 winner of the top salesperson for Ocean Alexander Yachts.  “It’s incredible to see that customers truly do want that luxury boating experience. With the details and elegance of Ocean Alexander, it’s no surprise that these are extremely popular models,” stated Roberton. “I am dedicated and committed to finding ...

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