Trade Associations

The Landing School announces new president

The Landing School Board of Trustees selected Sean Fawcett to serve as the school’s next president. Fawcett joined The Landing School in 2013 as Senior Yacht Design Instructor and has served as Dean of Education since 2018. “I am honored to have been chosen to lead such a well-respected and storied institution,” said Fawcett. “The Landing School is a very special ...

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Media shines spotlight on boating

media buzz about boating

The media was creating lots of buzz about boating throughout Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff of peak boating season and NMMA’s summer public relations efforts.  USA Today published a feature piece in their travel section, 2021 could see record number of first-time boaters: Here's how to have a safe, fun outing, featuring tips for safe boating and finding the right boat, ...

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NMMA names new creative, media agency for Discover Boating

As part of the Discover Boating brand evolution strategy recently shared by NMMA and MRAA, independent creative and media agency Cutwater has been selected to lead development of the Discover Boating brand platform and consumer campaign. The agency will report to the NMMA team as part of the consumer-facing awareness work the association manages on behalf of the industry's Discover Boating initiative. "As a ...

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ABYC to publish largest Standards manual ever

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the global voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, is set to publish its largest supplement ever of the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. ABYC is offering aspecial pre-order sale until June 18 for the 2021-2022 manual, which will ...

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NMMA talks future of boat shows

With peak boating season upon us and live events returning in full force, NMMA is planning for the return of our entire show lineup in September. The boat show experience is unparalleled, providing both a strong sales venue and a powerful marketing engine for the boating industry. With significant pent up demand for live events and heightened demand for boating, elevating the ...

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Legislators reintroduce Recreation Not Red Tape Act

Outdoors Recreation Act

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable recently threw its support behind Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Blake Moore’s (R-UT) reintroduced Recreation Not Red Tape Act to lower obstacles for people to recreate in, improve and prioritize the outdoors. “Outdoor recreation is a major force in the nation’s economy, contributing $788 billion in economic output and supporting 5.2 million jobs. As our industry ...

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NATDA unveils new website, branding

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) recently announced a revitalized branding, complete with a new website that will allow for an easier, streamlined way for association members to interact with NATDA and its partners.  The product of years of deliberation and effort, NATDA’s new website will provide the unique user experience that the association said it has long sought. Now, ...

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MRAA: Delaware ‘Right to Repair’ Bill to exempt marine equipment

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the Coalition Opposed to Illegal Tampering have made progress in Delaware after meeting with state legislators to inform them of the potential harms right to repair legislation could have on marine and related industries. An amendment to the bill, filed by Rep. Valerie Longhurst, will exempt marine equpment from potentilaly hazardous right ...

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Senator proposes incentives for electric boats

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) this week introduced the Fueling America’s Security and Transportation with Electricity Act of 2021 (FAST Electricity Act), which creates a new federal tax incentive to accelerate the manufacturing and adoption of all types of electrified transportation modes ranging from recreational boats to industrial equipment.The FAST Electricity Act, described in the more detail here, would establish a 30% ...

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Boating BC receives new safety funding

Boating BC, the not-for-profit industry association dedicated to enhancing boater safety on all British Columbia’s waterways, is pleased with the announcement from Transport Canada that the organization will receive two grants under Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program. The grants, totaling $375,000 will allow Boating BC to enhance boating safety education and outreach campaigns across the province over the next several years. “The ...

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