Trade Associations

MRAA partners with Boat Trader for Certified Dealers

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced its expansion of offerings for Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) Program participants through its strategic partnership with Boat Trader. The new benefit includes banner ads for MRAA Certified Dealers on Boat Trader, the largest online boating marketplace in America, who are also Boat Trader members. The banners will be paired with dealer ...

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California pauses proposal to change Prop 65 labels

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The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced last week it was unable to complete the regulatory process for its proposal to change the Proposition 65 (Prop 65) short-form warning requirements. California OEHHA’s proposal to the short-form warning requirements changes would require any company using short-form warnings to revise their Prop 65 compliance plans, including labeling and marketing materials. In ...

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RBFF releases 2022 Special Report on Fishing

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Fifty-two million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2021, according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) 2022 Special Report on Fishing. Down slightly from 2020, fishing participation exceeded 50 million for the second time in 14 years, posting gains over 2019 and supporting a six-year upward trend. "We were all hoping to hit our goal of 60 ...

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NMMA calls for industry support of E15 Consumer Protection Bill

Earlier this month, Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Representative Austin Scott (R-GA-08), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, reintroduced bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label fuel blended with more than 15 percent ethanol (E15) at pumps to protect consumers from misfuelling. The Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act addresses a policy priority for the recreational boating industry and ...

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NMMA opens Hall of Fame award nominations

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award. NMMA Hall of Fame inductees are industry icons—visionaries whose outstanding contributions have and continue to advance, guide, and transform the industry. To nominate a worthy marine leader, one must be an active member in good standing with the NMMA. Nominees should meet the outlined award criteria. An ...

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Tiara encourages support of GLBBS for workforce development

In the face of the pandemic, the marine industry has faced several challenges, including supply chain and workforce disruptions. In a letter penned by Tiara Yachts President and CEO Tom Slikkers, Slikkers makes note of these business challenges – specifically highlighting workforce challenges – and encourages greater industry support of the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS). GLBBS aims to ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair visits Scout Boats Facility

Earlier this week Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC-01), recipient of this year’s NMMA Legislator of the Year Award and Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair, visited the Scout Boats facility in Summerville, South Carolina. Scout Boats has long been a member of the NMMA and builds sportfishing center console, dual console and inshore/bay boat models. During the visit Representative Mace discussed the manufacturing ...

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AMI Conference and Expo seminar deadline approaches

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AMI Conference & Expo has announced a last call for seminar proposals. Deadline for submitting proposals for consideration is June 1, 2022. The AMI Conference & Expo is scheduled for Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2023, in Daytona Beach, Fla. This year the conference will provide dedicated tracks on leadership skills, human resources management and professional development, design and engineering, ...

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RBFF hosts female writers for Take Me Fishing experience

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of National Fishing & Boating Week, a diverse group of female writers will join the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) for a Take Me Fishing boating and fishing experience happening June 7 – 10 in Seattle, Wash. "Our goal is to provide media with an opportunity to experience first-hand all the joys fishing and ...

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MIASF names new board members, award winners at annual meeting

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) hosted its 2022 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on May 18 for its members, local elected officials, and community business leaders. The event kicked off as Doug West, President/General Manager of Willis Custom Yachts, and chairman of the MIASF Board of Directors, announced the newly and re-elected ...

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