Trade Associations

ABYC hires new content director

Devlin

Sarah Devlin joins the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), supporting ABYC’s marketing team as content director. A newly created position, Devlin will use her education and communication background to deliver valuable content and resources to the marine industry. “We are so excited to have Sarah join the ABYC team and she has already hit the ground running,” said Shannon ...

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MMTA receives $20k state grant for Stay Local program

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced it has received a $20,000 recovery grant from the Massachusetts office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) to help market their 2021 Stay Local Boat Ma program. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, MOTT Executive Director Keiko Orrall, State Senator Edward Kennedy & State Representative Carole Fiola presented the ...

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2021 American Boating Congress begins tomorrow

ABC logo

The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the 2021 American Boating Congress, begins Wednesday, April 21 and runs through Thursday, April 22. For the second year, the 2021 ABC will be held virtually. Registration is still open for the event and may be accessed here. What: The Virtual 2021 American Boating CongressWhen: Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, from 1:30 ...

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Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation announces new marine education partnership

Guy Harvey Foundation announces new partner in marine education

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation announced a new partnership with Florida Power & Light Company designed to expand education opportunities for teachers, students and families to learn about Florida’s environment and wildlife.  As a conservation sponsor, FPL will also support the GHOF’s recently launched marine science education program in Florida schools. The immersive curriculum-based courses and adventures explore the wonders ...

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Nominations open for ABYC Foundation’s Educator of the Year

ABYC FOundation Marine Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be currently teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a high school, post-secondary school or corporate setting. “We had a strong pool of candidates for last year’s Educator of the Year Award and we are excited to ...

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NMMA’s Vasilaros departs for Business Roundtable

NMMA announced today that Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA’s Senior Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs, is moving on from the Association after accepting the role of Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations at the Business Roundtable. Vasilaros will remain onboard at NMMA through April 23 and following the 2021 American Boating Congress (April 21-22) to ensure a smooth transition.  Vasilaros began at NMMA in 2011, ...

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ABYC Foundation seeks nominations for Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be currently teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a high school, post-secondary school or corporate setting. “We had a strong pool of candidates for last year’s Educator of the Year Award and we are excited to ...

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Yamaha supports new boating and fishing alliance

South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance

Yamaha joined forces with more than 30 South Carolina-based boating and fishing tackle manufacturers and marine dealerships to help form the new South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA). The SCBFA is dedicated to the protection and growth of the state’s burgeoning boating and fishing industry, and Yamaha is a charter member. The SCBFA has four stated goals: Protect and ...

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Mid-Atlantic’s largest boat show opens Thursday

Bay Bridge Boat Show

Set on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay with the beautiful Bay Bridge as its backdrop, the Bay Bridge Boat Show in Stevensville, Maryland will showcase hundreds of new, premiering, and brokerage powerboats and sailboats as well as the latest in marine gear, equipment, and accessories from April 15 – 18. The Annapolis Boat Shows announced earlier this year the ...

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BoatUS urges boaters to speak up on Erie Canal bill

BoatUS urges boaters to speak out against Erie Canal bill

Recent moves by the New York State Canal System’s parent New York Power Authority (NYPA) to drastically reduce the 524-mile waterway’s annual six-month operating season would be prevented under a proposed New York Senate Bill S.5958 by establishing a fixed annual operating season from “early May through November.” Introduced by New York State Senator Rachel May, S.5958 also aims to ...

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