Trade Associations

NMMA reports Get On Board campaign success

Get On Board campaign launches

This summer, the recreational boating and fishing industry rallied together in support of a public service campaign to encourage consumers to take to the water, which yielded unparalleled results on many levels. The Get On Board campaign from Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating amplified the industry’s collective voice during a time when consumer interest in safe outdoor recreation was at an all-time high ...

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NMMA wants your Manufacturing Day stories

National Manufacturing Day

How did you celebrate National Manufacturing Day on October 2? NMMA wants to hear about your efforts this year to help shine a spotlight on manufacturing and our industry in these unprecedented times. Share your photos and stories of success with Sarah Salvatori at ssalvatori@nmma.org. Your story might be featured in a future edition of Currents and other industry communications. MFG Day helps show the ...

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Last chance for east coast boaters shallow draft survey

shallow draft

West and Gulf coast recreational boaters have already spoken. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is asking East Coast boaters, in a short, 5-minute online survey, to weigh in about the Aids to Navigation (ATON) system on shallow draft waterways — those East Coast waters less than 12-feet in depth. Time is running out though: The survey period ends November 1. “BoatUS appreciates the ...

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FLIBS offers enhanced transportation and parking

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has added additional shuttle buses and water taxi services to navigate guests safely around the five-day outdoor show while accommodating socially-distanced seating for riders. Both forms of transportation will adhere to the show’s new safety and health guidelines including undergoing deep cleaning before visitors’ board. Before boarding a water taxi, guests will have their ...

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NMRA elects new officers at Virtual IBEX

NMRA

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) used the virtual IBEX platform to host its annual meetings and elect its 2020–2021 officers and board. Each is an independent manufacturers sales rep working in the marine market. Scott Kolodny of ComMar Sales is the NMRA president and Aaron Freeman of Tideline Marketing is vice-president. Mark Goodman of SGL Sales & Marketing was ...

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AMI adds online marina management course

The Association of Marina Industries Training Institute has added an online Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course to our fall schedule. The IMM is the training institute’s most popular course, which focuses on marina operations, policies and procedures. The online course begins November 11, 2020 and runs through December 10, 2020, holding two classes per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from ...

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German government gives approval for boot 2021

boot 2021

The German Federal Government has decided that trade fair participants are generally considered business travelers with good reason to enter Germany. This clears the way for the boot 2021 water sports trade fair to go on as scheduled in Düsseldorf, Germany, from January 23 – 31, 2021. When entering Germany, trade fair exhibitors must submit a confirmation of participation from ...

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Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! announces partnership with Shearwater Boats

Shearwater Boats named new Ladies Let's Go Fishing partner

The "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" educational series has announced Shearwater Boats as its new official boat partner. The relationship furthers efforts to encourage the female sector to participate in fishing and boating through educational programming. Lowrance and Bob’s Machine are also new partners, with their products to be featured on this showcase boat.    Known for its emphasis on conservation, ...

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Georgia DNR seeking nominees for coastal marshlands committee

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division is seeking nominees for appointment to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Shore Protection Committee, for the four-year term 2021 to 2024. Nominees are being sought who, by reason of their occupational or other experience, scientific expertise, legal expertise, or training, are knowledgeable regarding the conservation, development uses, and management ...

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ABYC readies for virtual Standards Week

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, announced its 12th annual Standards Week will be extended and held virtually, Jan. 5-21, 2021. What has usually taken place over a week of day long meetings will be extended to four weeks. The ABYC events ...

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