Trade Associations

ABYC announces Marine Law Symposium agenda

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the fifth annual Marine Law Symposium, “Product, Professional and Personal Liability,” Jan. 11, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. “We are thrilled to be back in person for the 2022 Marine Law Symposium with an excellent speaker lineup,” said John Adey, ...

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It’s not too late to ELEVATE 2021

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2021

Do you love to learn? Do you enjoy expanding your network of industry colleagues? Do you like sharing best practices, information and insights, especially during extraordinary times like these? Do you simply like to hang out with people from the boating industry? If you said yes to any, or all, of those things, then we have just the place for ...

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Boating Industry heads to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boating Industry team is packing their bags and heading south to attend - and cover - the world's largest in-water boat show; the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be making waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Editor-in-Chief David Gee, managing editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be walking the ...

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MIASF names new director of membership and events

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is pleased to announce that Noah Dermody has been appointed MIASF’s new Director of Membership and Events. Dermody started his new role on October 11, 2021. Dermody is a native of Vero Beach, Florida and a 2019 graduate of Florida State University, with a degree in environmental sciences and a minor in ...

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Water Sports Foundation inaugural safety outreach exceeds expectations

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A national public relations campaign by the nonprofit Water Sports Foundation has far exceeded preliminary expectations, generating more than 600 million positive boating safety media impressions over a five-month period, from April – August 2021. Designed as a proof-of-concept project funded by a modest nonprofit grant of $89,000 from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Water Sports Foundation’s PR campaign delivered ...

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White House addresses supply chain disruptions

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

The Biden administration convened business, shipping, and union leaders to discuss the challenges at ports across the country and around the world and actions each partner can take to address the delays and congestion across the transportation supply chain.  In the days to come, these groups will reportedly announce a series of public and private commitments to move more goods ...

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NMMA highlights boating priorities in Infrastructure Bill

NMMA urges passing of Infrastructure bill

Following months of negotiations and passage in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, commonly referred to as the bipartisan infrastructure deal (BID), in the weeks to come.  NMMA’s latest Marine Minute highlights priorities for the recreational boating industry, as well as outdoor recreation economy at large, in ...

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Families for Boating creating community conversations around water access and wakesports activities

Families for Boating, a non-profit organization of community groups around the U.S dedicated to preserving access to waterways for boaters and water sports enthusiasts, is actively trying to assist boaters facing regulatory threats or concerns.  Recreational boating and water sports have grown significantly in popularity across the nation, particularly over the pandemic, with more families than ever enjoying the benefits ...

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Marine Marketers of America accepting entries for 2021 Neptune Awards

Marine Marketers of America (MMA), the exclusive association for those engaged in marine industry marketing activities, has announced a formal call for entries for the 2021 Neptune Awards. The award program, now in its 14th year, honors creative concepts, campaigns, and initiatives from across all sectors of the marine industry ecosystem.  The contest is open to any company, agency or organization involved ...

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Targeted Section 301 Tariff exclusion process begins

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

Earlier this week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) opened a targeted Section 301 exclusion process for products imported from China that previously received an exclusion and extension. USTR states that the web portal for submitting exclusion requests will remain open through December 1, 2021. For the past several months, the Biden administration has been reviewing and developing its policies for realigning the ...

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