Trade Associations

ABYC Marine Law Symposium issues call for proposals

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has opened a Call for Proposals for its fifth Marine Law Symposium, “Product, Professional, and Personal Liability,” scheduled for January 11, 2022, in Charleston, SC. This biennial one-day event, held during ABYC’s annual Standards Week (Jan. 10-14, 2022), prepares participants to navigate the legal aspects of recreational boating accidents. The event rotates every ...

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Congress moves to reauthorize Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

As part of National Fishing and Boating Week, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA-6), introduced the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2021 (H.R. 3702) – a bill that reauthorizes the $742 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) program. Reauthorizing the ...

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Women’s Health highlights boating, water sports as summer’s must-try activities

As a result of Discover Boating’s recent media pitches, Women’s Health magazine online (reach: 4 million unique monthly visitors) featured a number of water sports to try this summer and encouraged readers to visit DiscoverBoating.comto learn more. Below is an excerpt from the article, “20 Cool Water Sports You Should Totally Try This Summer.” Swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and all of the other ways ...

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Senate passes legislation to reopen tariff exclusion process

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive legislation that establishes a new exclusion process for products impacted by the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and reinstates exclusions for products that previously received an exclusion. Reinstating previous exclusions and establishing new opportunities for manufacturers to make the case for why their products should be excluded from the Section 301 ...

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NMMA report indicates continued sales momentum

The NMMA announced continued momentum of boat sales and boating demand propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. New boat sales, which reached a 13-year high in 2020, remain at elevated levels – with sales through March 2021 up 30% compared to the 2020 average; demand is at an all-time high as Americans take to the water in record numbers; and dealers are selling ...

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NMMA, Informa, Miami sign contract for MIBS 2022

NMMA, Informa Markets, and the City of Miami Beach took part in an official contract signing ceremony last Friday for the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. The Miami International Boat Show, set to take place Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2022 over Presidents' Day weekend, is returning its on-land portion to the reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition ...

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ABYC announces return of free webinar series

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Due to the success of its free informational webinars offered last year, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is rebooting the series, starting June 17 with “Fuel System Troubleshooting: Basics of identifying fuel-related engine problems.” The webinar series, which covers a range of technical and business topics, will be offered every third Thursday of the month. “We initially started the ...

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Coast Guard Foundation prepares for hurricane, fire seasons

Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation announced it is preparing for the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts will once again be above average. Similarly, wildfire experts predict a potentially devastating summer and fall due to a severe drought, an abundance of excess combustible vegetation, and other factors. This follows 2020’s record breaking hurricane ...

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Discover Boating traffic up 37% heading into summer

Boating is top of mind as consumers continue seeking fun ways to get outside to relax and reconnect with loved ones. Discover Boating is helping driving interest in boating with recent traffic growth to DiscoverBoating.com by those looking for boating tips/resources, ways to get on the water and learn more about the boating lifestyle. DiscoverBoating.com site traffic is up 37% year to ...

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St. Louis Boat & Sportshow announces new dates

The 2022 Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow®, presented by Discover Boating, originally scheduled from January 13-16, has been moved to February 3-6, 2022, to accommodate another event at America’s Center Convention Complex.  Renewal packages for the 2022 boat and sportshow will be sent to exhibitors next week, and plans for next year's event will be announced in the coming ...

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