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Trump Administration announces partnership to grow outdoor recreation economy

Last week, in support of the Trump administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced the selection of 10 communities under the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities assistance program to help revitalize their Main Streets ...

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US Sailboat Show marks success in 50th year

The United States Sailboat Show closed the gates on a successful 50th edition in historic downtown Annapolis on Monday, Oct. 14. The gates flooded – in more ways than one – over the holiday weekend as the show hit record numbers. Educational programs and workshops sold out in advance of the show, proving the sailing lifestyle is not beginning to diminish. ...

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Third generation of Hallerberg family takes Fortress Anchors helm

Fortress Anchors today announced the sale of the company to Dylan Hallerberg, grandson of company founder Don Hallerberg. Dylan purchased Fortress from his father, D’Milo Hallerberg, with a co-investment from Fortress General Manager Rigo Rogue. Established in 1986, Fortress offers 17 different models of made in the USA boat anchors under the Fortress and Guardian brand names. “It’s an honor ...

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GOST names new accounting and marketing executive

GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies) announced the promotion of Allison Gay to accounting and marketing executive.“Allison has impressed us since the day she started with GOST,” said Erin Keenan, CFO, GOST. “Her strong work ethic, desire to learn and fun demeanor all make her wonderful to work with. She has great insight and is capable of simplifying, organizing and implementing document ...

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Suntex Marinas makes Bahia Mar investment

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex) announced today it has made a significant investment in the Bahia Mar Yachting Center located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Suntex said it continues to make significant operational and financial investments in marquee properties by adding the premier yachting destination in South Florida capable of accommodating the largest of vessels. With first-class transient facilities now spanning ...

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New Hampshire establishes outdoor recreation office

Governor Chris Sununu recently signed legislation establishing the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development within the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA), drawing praise from NMMA and its outdoor recreation industry coalition partners. This legislation formalizes the state’s commitment to the businesses, natural assets, and attractions that make up the outdoor recreation industry, which employs nearly 38,000 ...

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Barletta names new director of design and development

Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind., announced a major investment into their current and future operations with the hiring of Josiah Druckenmiller. Druckenmiller, formerly with Bennington Marine as their director of design, will assume the role of director of design & development with Barletta Pontoon Boats. Druckenmiller has a long history in the RV and Marine Industry. Since the ...

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Major League Fishing acquires FLW, lays out future plans

The Thursday announcement of Major League Fishing’s acquisition of FLW signifies a historic shift in the landscape of competitive bass fishing.   As tournament anglers from the ranks of FLW High School Fishing to the FLW Tour begin to decipher how the acquisition directly affects them (and the nearly 300 tournaments that FLW currently operates), MLF co-founder Boyd Duckett refers back ...

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SureShade opens expanded facility

SureShade hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new headquarters & production facility reinforcing their commitment to manufacturing growth in Philadelphia. The event was held on National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 4, the ideal opportunity to showcase SureShade’s new facility and provide attendees with a full factory tour and overview of the manufacturing process of their sunshade ...

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Sea Ray launches new Sundancer 320 Coupe Outboard

Continuing its celebration of 60 years of boatbuilding, Sea Ray will officially debut the newest addition to the Sundancer family, the Sundancer 320 Coupe Outboard, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 30–Nov. 3. Prior to the official debut, Sea Ray offered a sneak peek of the new coupe during a multi-day launch event in Miami, Oct. 11–12, featuring ...

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