Trade Associations

Get On Board Campaign kicks off during National Fishing and Boating Week

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announced the Get On Board consumer marketing campaign will launch during National Fishing & Boating Week, June 5-13. After a historic year with record sales and participation in boating and fishing, the 2021 industry-wide campaign will focus on retaining the recent surge of newcomers, ...

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Boating Industry issues final call for 2021 Women Making Waves nominations

Today is the final day to submit nominations for Boating Industry’s 2021 Women Making Waves program, highlighting strong female leaders across the marine industry. The 2021 Women Making Waves will be featured in a cover story that will publish in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as online at The Women Making Waves will also be recognized at the 2021 Boating Industry ...

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Shareable resources for National Safe Boating Week from the NSBC

National Safe Boating Week May 22- 28, 2021

National Safe Boating Week, May 22-28, 2021, and the National Safe Boating Council is encouraging the industry to help share information about responsible boating through digital outreach, launch point reminders, outreach events, vessel safety checks, and more. The Safe Boating Campaign offers several free resources to support outreach efforts. Downloadable Resources: Browse our resources and take advantage of a FREE library of downloadable posters, social ...

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Southern Marinas and KSL Capital Partners form partnership

Southern Marinas, owner and operator of marina properties, and an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, an investor in travel and leisure businesses, are pleased to announce their partnership to acquire and operate a portfolio of marinas across North America.   "KSL is excited to partner with Southern Marina’s highly experienced management team to help continue to build upon their track record ...

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IMEA, NMEA launch scholarship program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), is launching a marine electronics industry scholarship for 2021. Scholarships will be awarded to two individuals who aspire to enter into the exciting career of marine electronics. The IMEA scholarship program is focused on students who are entering into or currently enrolled in a ...

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MRAA reports success of MICD marketing campaign

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announces that its recent MRAA Marine Industry Certified Dealership program campaign as part of its partnership with Bonnier Corporation was an overwhelming success, capturing nearly 800,000 total impressions. “Our campaign partnership with Bonnier focused on informing consumers, especially the hundreds of thousands of new boaters out there, about Certified Dealers and how they ...

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Center for Sportfishing Policy announces new board members, honors former chairman

This week, the Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) Board of Directors hosted its annual meeting where the organization honored its past Chairman Bob Hayes and elected new board members. CSP honored Hayes with the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award for his dedication to the recreational fishing and boating industry and his commitment to angler access and marine conservation. “Bob ...

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U.S. and E.U. agree to halt tariff increase on American boats entering Europe

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

The United States and European Union announced an agreement to suspend the looming tariff increase on U.S. boats and engines making their way to the E.U., just days before the scheduled June 1 deadline. The negotiating parties have stated leadership from both sides of the Atlantic are committed to reaching an agreement that will permanently reverse the still applicable 25% ...

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Get On Board marketing campaign receives a pair of PR awards

Get On Board, the industry-wide marketing campaign from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) to grow fishing and boating participation, has received an Award of Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 2021 Bronze Anvil Awards, as well as a Merit Award ...

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