Trade Associations

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

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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Registration opens for Partner Outdoors Annual Conference

Partners Outdoors registration

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s annual conference, Partners Outdoors, is set for June 1-2, and registration is open. The online event is open to all industry stakeholders, and brings together federal agencies, business, and non-profit sectors to discuss the future of outdoor recreation and the industry’s most important issues. Topics this year include impacts of COVID-19, recreation and conservation, 21st Century outdoor ...

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NMMA calls for action to avoid EU tariff increase

Ahead of a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Biden administration’s trade agenda, NMMA urged the White House, United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to strike an agreement with the European Union that prevents the trade bloc’s 25% tariff on U.S. boats and engines from doubling to 50% on June 1, ...

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ABYC announces agenda, speaker lineup for 2021 Educator Training Conference

ABYC Foundation announced the agenda and speaker lineup for its Educator Training Conference, taking place virtually July 20-22, 2021. An early bird promotion for registrants to receive free access to ABYC’s online learning course, Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation (regular price $265), ends this Saturday, May 15. The virtual conference is designed forhigh school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders ...

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