Trade Associations

Champions for the Chesapeake hosts virtual fundraising race

Chesapeake Conservancy logo

From September 26 through November 14, Chesapeake Conservancy will host its first virtual race, “Champions for the Chesapeake.” Launching on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26), funds from the race will support the nonprofit’s advocacy efforts to establish the “Chesapeake National Recreation Area,” which would create National Park Service (NPS) unit status for the Chesapeake Bay. “Chesapeake Conservancy and our ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 167 new scholarships

Coast Guard Foundation announces scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced it awarded 167 scholarships in 2020, totaling $503,000 in support. Since the program began, in 1990, the Coast Guard Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to Coast Guard children ensuring they can afford to reach their higher education ...

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Coast Guard seeks boating community input on shallow draft waterways

Coast Guard seeks boating community input on shalow waters

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft System, which applies to waters less than 12 feet deep, to update its policies and make navigable waterways of the United States safer and more efficient. The survey will remain open until November 1, 2020, and NMMA urges all recreational boating community stakeholders ...

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President Trump commits to expanding E15

Last weekend, President Donald Trump promised to loosen a restriction on the sale of higher-ethanol fuel blends like E15, which drew strong objections from the recreational boating community. Once final, the policy change would allow E15 to be dispensed from pumps made for lower-biofuel blends, including E10. In response, NMMA urged the administration to reverse its decision. According to NMMA, ...

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Marine CEOs more optimistic

Marine CEOs optimistic

NMMA’s Q2 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, shows marine CEO sentiment has improved considerably since the onset of the pandemic. “Marine CEO sentiment was much more optimistic in Q2, returning to levels pre-pandemic, bolstered by record new boat sales this summer,” said ...

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America’s Boating Club announces in-home learning

America's Boating Club

The United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club is now offering an online boating safety course that allows students to proceed at their own pace.  America’s Boating Course 3rd Edition, is available online in English and Spanish. They also offer a number of online seminars such as AIS Electronics for Boaters; How to Use Your GPS; Planning Your Cruise; Weather for Boaters; All About Marine Radio; Rivers, Locks and ...

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Discover Boating partnership drives a million views

Us The Duo partners with Discover Boating

As part of the ‘Get On Board’ campaign, Discover Boating partnered with Us The Duo, the well-known, LA-based musical sensations with more than 7.6 million social followers. The influential husband-and-wife duo not only starred in the Get On Board video launched in conjunction with Take Me Fishing, but they also generated more than 1 million video views in one week. Us The Duo created long-form, ...

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IBEX Online announces education conference

IBEX Online logo

Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) 2020 Education Conference, being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020, are now available.  IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. The 2020 IBEX Education Conference offers a range of sessions providing fundamental skills ...

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New WSIA ‘Wake Responsibly’ signs available

WSIA Wake Responsibly

The Water Sports Industry Association is providing recreational boating industry businesses new, free aluminum Wake Responsibly signs. If you're interested in obtaining one or several, please email info@wsia.net with your request. The original Wake Responsibly signs, handouts and downloads are also still available. Click here for downloadable links.

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Dealer Week 2020 moves online

MRAA logo

Dealer Week, the annual conference and expo of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), is moving online in 2020. The event will take place, as scheduled, Dec. 8-11, 2020, on the device of your choice, with a preview event slated for October and a series of educational webinars taking place, beginning in mid-September, available to all registered attendees.  ...

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