Trade Associations

Boating Industry to name 2020 Top 100 Best in Class

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We might be well into 2021, but the team at Boating Industry isn’t quite done celebrating the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers. Boating Industry will announce the 2020 Top 100 Best in Class Award winners via video at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The video will be available at www.BoatingIndustry.com/Top-100. “The 2020 Best in Class winning ...

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Marine CEOs remain optimistic

Boat manufacturing increases

NMMA’s Q4 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report shows marine CEO assessments of current conditions and short-term outlooks were the most optimistic since the survey’s inception in 2018. This report follows historic new boat retail sales in 2020. The quarterly survey assesses the state of the U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses. “Despite the challenges marine manufacturers faced in 2020, ...

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Discover Boating B2B offers boat show guide

Last month, Discover Boating launched the Ultimate Boat Show Insider Guide – a content collection with helpful tips and information for consumers – as one way to connect with boat show enthusiasts during a year when many boat shows are on pause. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to share the guide on social channels, websites and in emails to engage with consumers and ...

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MMTA releases two new workforce industry videos

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) is pleased to announce the release of two new videos highlighting the boating industry, with a focus on industry jobs in Massachusetts. The videos will lead the viewer to the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust (MMTET) website: http://massboatingcareers.com. Recognizing the importance of workforce development within the boating industry in Massachusetts, the MMTA & MMTET have ...

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NMMA names new Atlanta Boat Show manager

The NMMA has announced the promotion of Courtney Erhardt to show manager for the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show. Courtney will also be responsible for exhibit space sales in her new role. Courtney brings a wealth of experience with NMMA to the show manager position. In her 15 years with the association, she has played a key role in coordinating ...

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Get On Board boating and fishing campaign extended

Get On Board campaign launches

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas are continuing their collaboration on the industry-wide Get On Board consumer marketing campaign. The program is aimed at recruiting and retaining new participants during the upcoming fishing and boating season. “Fishing and boating have become important mainstays for consumers to keep up ...

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ABYC announces virtual Educator Training Conference

The ABYC Foundation announced their second Educator Training Conference to be held July 20-22, 2021, in a virtual format. The “train-the-trainer” event is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching, or are thinking about teaching marine service in their schools, as well as boating industry leaders who want to connect with these influencers.  “We were ...

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MIASF indicates successful start for annual waterway cleanup

On March 6 and 7, approximately 800 volunteers participated in the kick-off weekend of the 44th Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup, the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event. Presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) and organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the first weekend of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup resulted in the collection of over 4,000 ...

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US and EU make progress on trade disputes

boating trade tariffs

The Biden administration and European Union (EU) agreed to a four month pause on tariffs related to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Aircraft disputes. The suspension will cover all tariffs both on aircraft as well as on non-aircraft products; however, it does not address the U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum or the 25% retaliatory tariff on American boat exports ...

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NMMA State of Recreational Boating update

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NMMA held a State of the Recreational Boating Industry and Awards Presentation webinar featuring a host of speakers and honoring dozens of marine companies and industry leaders. Highlights included the state of the industry address from NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer. Hugelmeyer touched on the latest sales data and trends, as well as advocacy and market expansion priorities for the year ...

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