Trade Associations

Registration opens for ABYC, USCG Risk Mitigation Series 3

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will be hosting the third webinar in their free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series, titled “Defect Notification and Product Recalls,” to be held Nov. 9 from 2-4 p.m. EST. In the past year, the USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series has included such topics as “Regulations and Electrification” and “Put the ...

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BoatUS urges inland water boaters to prepare for Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, boaters on the coast made preparations to protect their boats from harm. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges owners of recreational boats on inland waters to prepare. “Hurricane preparation is no longer an issue just for coastal boaters,” said BoatUS vice president of Public Affairs Scott Croft. “2011’s Hurricane Irene ...

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BoatPAC reaches full participation from EMD board

BoatPAC

BoatPAC this week announced it has reached full participation in contributions from NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Divisional (EMD) Board. Comprised of eight members, each member has contributed to BoatPAC in 2022, whose mission is to support federal candidates that champion the recreational boating community and help propel its agenda in the halls of Congress. “Our engine manufacturers don’t just understand how ...

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NMRA presents 2022 Mel Barr and Old Pro awards

NMRA

Two marine industry veterans were recognized today by the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) as the recipients of the 2022 NMRA Mel Barr and Old Pro awards. The awards, originally scheduled to be presented during IBEX, were presented virtually due to the cancellation of the show ahead of the projected arrival of Hurricane Ian in the Tampa, Fla. area. The ...

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Sea Tow’s life jacket loaner program opens 1000th location

The Sea Tow Foundation, with support from MarineMax and Sea Tow International, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the opening of its 1,000th Life Jacket Loaner Stand at the Seminole Street Boat Ramp in Clearwater, FL. The Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program started in 2008 with a single location where boaters could borrow and return life jackets ...

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Hurricane Ian brings IBEX 2022 cancellation

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that based on the weather reports from NOAA and consultation with the City of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, and other stakeholders, the cancellation of this year’s show.“It is a very difficult decision to cancel IBEX 2022, as we were on track to have an excellent event,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “The entire ...

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AMI announces 2023 keynote speaker

Marilyn Sherman, a national and international motivational speaker and book author, will deliver theopening keynote address at the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, scheduled for January 30 - February 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL. Her presentation, sponsored by Suntec Marinas, "Front Row Leadership: How Top Performers Never Settle For Balcony Seats,” will be ...

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ABYC to host student career day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s Student Career Day at IBEX ...

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California DBW offers over $1 million in grant money

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from organizations that teach on-the-water boating safety education to the public. A total of $1.6 million in grants is available to local public agencies, nonprofit organizations and colleges/universities operating within California for Aquatic Center Education Program grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces award winners

The Newport International Boat Show has announced the results of this year’s Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards. Judged on Thursday during the show’s opening day and announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, the winners are: Best New Navigation Product – Garmin InReach Mini2 Marine BundleBest New Boating Operation,Maintenance or Safety Product and Overall – PYI ...

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