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Sea Tow Foundation to present safety awards at Boating Industry’s Elevate

Sea Tow Foundation National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation, with the help and support of its newly launched North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council, announces the unveiling of a new national awards program designed to recognize the best boating safety work in the for-profit sector of the recreational marine marketplace occurring within the United States. The inaugural presentation of the “National Boating Industry Safety Awards” ...

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ITR Economics releases forecast on U.S. boat building production

ITR Economics Boat Building Forecast

In the latest forecast on U.S. boat building production from ITR Economics, growth in boat building production is expected to decline slightly throughout 2020 and rebound strongly in 2021. According to ITR's forecast, at its lowest (summer 2020), production is expected to be on par with levels seen in spring 2019. The strong rebound in 2021 is expected to continue ...

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Massachusetts continues funding marine industry workforce development

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker formally approved the state’s budget with continued funding for the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association’s (MMTA) Workforce Development and Career Technical Education program. MMTA’s workforce program will receive $100,000 in Fiscal Year 2020, a move which drew applause from NMMA. The MMTA has made strong progress on delivering workforce solutions for Massachusetts’ recreational boating industry. Part of ...

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Harris Pontoons launches new models with advanced digital functionality

Harris Pontoons officially launched the all-new Solstice 230 and 250 models. Both the 230 and the 250 are the first Harris pontoon models to offer CZone digital switching capabilities with best-in-class electrical infrastructure. The pre-programmed, single-touch modes give the boater ultimate control of the onboard electrical systems, offering a significantly enhanced experience with modern day luxury infused with intuitive technology ...

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Seattle Yachts appointed east coast Hampton Yachts dealer

Seattle Yachts, a new boat dealer and yacht brokerage firm with offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and South Florida, has been appointed the Hampton Yachts dealer for the entire east coast of the U.S. This also includes Hampton’s Endurance models which specialize in long-range cruising. “Hampton Yachts and the Endurance model line will make a great addition to ...

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USALLIANCE Financial names new director of special lending

USALLIANCE Financial announced the promotion of Eric Craig as Director of USA Specialty Lending, a division of USALLIANCE Financial. Craig was hired in May of 2017 as program manager of the specialty lending division. Since his hiring, he has maintained a focus on increasing sales and relationships with members – frequently evaluating the marketplace for new partner sources and opportunities ...

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Coast Guard Foundation tribute in Hawaii

Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced it will host the 17th Annual Tribute to the Coast Guard’s Fourteenth District at the historic Bishop Museum for the first time in Honolulu, Hawaii. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Coast Guard Foundation and the 75th ...

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Boss Audio Systems announces new marine subwoofers

Boss Audio announces the launch of the new fully weather proof 400/800 Watt (RMS/Peak) subwoofers. “Ideal for marine and powersports applications, the MRGB10W and MRGB10B come with multiple illumination options, making them as visually appealing as they are powerful,” explained Doug Kern, VP of Sales & Marketing. “Budget friendly with big sound and durability Boss Audio is famous for, we ...

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New NMMA President-elect reaches out to members

The new president-elect of the National Marine Manufacturers Association addressed members through a letter to members saying "it is a privilege to join NMMA." Frank Hugelmeyer, who officially joined the organization on July 15, brings a wealth of work experience in outdoor and sporting goods retail, manufacturing and association management (Outdoor Industry Association and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association). He said ...

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Teakdecking Systems announces new president

Teakdecking Systems has named Richard Strauss their new president. He has many years of experience in the marine industry, including four years with Teakdecking Systems previously as Director of Operations. “Richard knows our business well, and is prepared to execute our strategic plans to expand our product offering and maintain our leadership position in the teak decking market," said Michael ...

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