Trade Associations

2022 New England Boat Show finishes strong

It was all about boats in Boston February 16-20 with the return of the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show, presented by Discover Boating. The 2022 show attracted more than 27,500 visitors, up 8% compared to the same timeframe in 2020. Several exhibitors reported a strong show with quality leads and buyers. To expand how boat show exhibitors can connect with ...

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George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar program awards 2022 grants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the 2022 grantees for its George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund, the seventh round of grants since it launched in 2014. The funding will help 15 programs in six states bring fishing and boating experiences and conservation education to Hispanic families. The Education Fund awarded a total of $92,400 in grants ...

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Boating Industry issues final call for 2022 40 Under 40 nominations

With the Miami International Boat Show last week and the holiday yesterday, Boating Industry has extended the deadline for 2022 40 Under 40 nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is now Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Now in its sixth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program is making its return in early 2022. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations ...

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Registration opens for 2022 ABC

Registration for the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open for all industry stakeholders. The industry’s annual advocacy event returns in-person to Washington, D.C. from Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental – The Wharf. Early-bird pricing is available through February 24. Stakeholders may register here and at the link below. This year’s advocacy event will feature ...

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ABYC Foundation hosts Marine Trades Accreditation webinar

In January, the ABYC Foundation launched the first official Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP) for schools teaching marine service. A free informational webinar will take place Thursday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m. EST to review the MTAP program and address questions from administrators and teachers, as well as industry professionals interested in sharing news with their local schools. MTAP is ...

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AMI names new CMM, CMO and board members

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The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Training Institute held its awards ceremony for new Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs) Wednesday, February 2, at the annual AMI Conference & Expo held in Daytona Beach, Florida. This year the institute welcomed sixteen new CMMs and three new CMOs to this elite group of marina management professionals. There are ...

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Marine Recreation Association to host annual California Boating Congress

The Marine Recreation Association (MRA) announced last week after more than two years of COVID restrictions, the California Boating Congress (CBC) will return in-person from April 18 and 19, 2022, and will bring together the marine industry and boating community to amplify the importance and economic impact of the marine industry and recreational boating in California.This year’s California Boating Congress ...

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Discover Boating unveils new campaign

Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, debuted its 2022 campaign last night during the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show’s Opening Night Industry Bash. The campaign, set to launch this spring, features the theme, “See You Out Here,” creating a unifying voice and addressing the changing interests of boaters and prospective boaters.The industry’s brand ...

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Award winners honored at MIBS 2022

NMMA along with various industry organizations presented numerous awards during the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show’s Industry Breakfast, presented by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award The NMMA honored Greg Lentine, President of NorCross Marine Products, Inc., with the 2022 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which ...

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New study offers insights to enhance boat buying, ownership experience

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced the findings from a comprehensive study conducted by Left Brain Marketing, Inc. with individuals who purchased a boat in 2020 or 2021. The study was fielded to better identify and understand challenges associated with boat shopping and ownership experiences."This study ...

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