Trade Associations

NOAA and NFWF award $7.7 million in grants

NOAA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) this week announced $7.7 million in new grants using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support ongoing natural infrastructure projects in seven states. These grants will support the design and implementation of projects to enhance the resilience of coastal communities and improve habitat for fish and wildlife in Hawai‘i, Maine, ...

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Discover Boating, VICE TV debut documentary

One of Discover Boating’s strategic media partnerships as part of its 2022 national marketing campaign is with VICE TV, aimed at further amplifying the joy of boating among the industry’s growth and emerging target audiences. As a leading network among 18-34 year olds, VICE TV reaches 65 million homes, helping Discover Boating invite the next generation to experience life on the ...

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Discover Boating and Ebony Media host press event

As Discover Boating has partnered with Ebony Media, a respected media platform within the African American community and a member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), which furthers legal education and professional development for lawyers and professionals in entertainment, sports, and related industries. The partnership with Ebony will help Discover Boating connect with a key segment within ...

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IBEX 2022 will highlight marine electrification

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components to the Show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center.   Electrification and next generation propulsion will be discussed in eight IBEX sessions, including the Pre-Conference Session SNAME Presents Design ...

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ABYC launches webinar series

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The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference has switched formats from a two-day virtual experience to a subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education and training for future and existing marine technicians. Scheduled to launch September 20, the monthly series is free for ABYC members at manufacturer-level or higher, while general subscriptions are $249. Subscriptions include nine webinars throughout the ...

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2022 Kenai Classic Roundtable addresses invasive species

The 9th Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable included a discussion on the damage caused by aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Blue Ribbon Commission shared concerns and sought input on solutions from an audience of key officials including U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Governor Mike Dunleavy and Dr. Richard Spinrad, NOAA Administrator. “The annual Kenai Classic Roundtable ...

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ABYA partners with SmartSearch

The Association of Yacht Brokers and Agents (ABYA) has entered into a partnership with SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) software provider. The deal will provide ABYA members with a streamlined, user-friendly platform to verify the identity of boat sellers and buyers, irrespective of where they are in the world. The partnership with SmartSearch will provide ABYA members with a product ...

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Florida representative tours Correct Craft, Ingenity

Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) this week toured Correct Craft and Ingenity Electric facilities in Orlando, Florida alongside Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin, Ingenity President Sean Marrero, and NMMA Director of Federal Relations Callie Hoyt. During the visit Representative Soto spoke with industry leaders on the economic impact the recreational boating industry contributes to Florida, as well as the importance of ...

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Norwalk Boat Show returns Sept. 22-25

The 2022 Norwalk Boat Show, presented by Discover Boating, returns to Norwalk Cove Marina Sept. 22-25, 2022, now expanded another dock. Highlights for 2022 include saltwater fishing demos led by Goose Hummock, free boating lessons and boat rides, and daily seminars. Returning for the second year, the boat show's Conservation Village aims to shine a spotight on ways consumers can ...

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NMMA team visits Arkansas manufacturing facilities

Following a busy legislation season, the NMMA team has visited member companies across the states to meet with industry leaders to discuss the industry’s policy priorities and areas of focus for the 2023 legislation season. Last week, Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation Director Katherine Andrews joined Ben Murray, NMMA Manager of Southeast Policy and Engagement, on a tour across Arkansas, ...

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