Trade Associations

ICAST Accessories Pavilion registration opens

NMMA will host ICAST July 11-14 in Orlando, Fla. Registration for the Marine Accessories Pavilion (MAP) is now open. Space in the Marine Accessories Pavilion is exclusively available to NMMA members. The MAP is located at the front of the show between the two main entrances.

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Atlantic City Boat Show reports strong attendance

The 2023 Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show ended its run on Sunday, attracting nearly 35,000 attendees to the Atlantic City Convention Center. Winter boat sales momentum continued through the show with reports of steady sales and solid leads heading into peak boating season.  “We sold out of everything we brought; it was a great show!” said David Schmidt, Busters Marine. “We ...

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MIASF reports new data from industry impact study

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A new study on the economic impact of the marine industry in South Florida indicates steady growth in major categories like total economic output, marine-related sales, since 2018, when the last full study was released. Phil Purcell, CEO/president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (“MIASF”), presented the results at a Tri-County business luncheon hosted by MIASF on Wednesday ...

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NMMA appoints Bill Yeargin chairman

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

During its meeting at the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, the NMMA board of directors unanimously voted to elect Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft, as NMMA’s new Chair. Prior to his appointment to Chair, Yeargin was NMMA vice chair. He has served on the NMMA board of directors for more than a decade. In addition to ...

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USCG and ABYC promote electrification webinar

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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced a date and opened registration for the next free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series. The fourth webinar of the risk mitigation series will be “Staying Current with Electrification” held May 3, 2023 from 2-4 p.m. EDT. ABYC and USCG speakers will cover the current state of electrification, ...

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Atlantic City Boat Show opens this week

The 2023 Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show opened March 1, and runs through Sunday, March 5, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The exhibit hall will showcase more than 400 new boats, up 40% over last year. To attract boaters and engage the wave of new boating enthusiasts, the Atlantic City Boat Show has a variety of experiences and educational ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters sponsors Boone Lake Association

Yamaha has become an official outboard sponsor of Boone Lake Association (BLA) as the environmental group forms a new relationship with Yamaha Rightwaters. Formed in 1983 to oversee the water quality of Boone Lake, BLA is one of the oldest established environmental groups in the state of Tennessee. Yamaha Rightwaters will provide BLA with a Yamaha F175 outboard to power ...

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MIASF hosts Broward County Waterway Cleanup

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) anticipates over 1,000 volunteers from the community to participate in the 46th Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Established in 1977, this event is the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event and aims to ensure that both the community as a whole and ...

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Coast Guard Foundation launches new logo

The Coast Guard Foundation has announced the launch of a new logo and brand to better reflect the organization’s mission and future vision. The new look is on display across Coast Guard Foundation digital properties and will be featured at events throughout the year. “Our brand reflects our strong commitment to support the Coast Guard,” said Susan Ludwig, president of ...

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ORR calls for swift passage of Outdoors for All Act

Earlier this month, ORR praised the introduction of the Outdoors for All Act in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and called for swift passage through committee. Introduced by Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) and Mike Turner (R-OH), the bill would expand outdoor recreation opportunities in urban and low-income ...

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