Trade Associations

Deadline extended for 2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation, in cooperation with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, extended the application deadline for the “2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards” to Saturday, July 30, 2022.  “The Sea Tow Foundation is excited to enter its fourth year hosting the National Boating Industry Safety Awards and to present this year’s awards just prior to the start of IBEX ...

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NMEA calls for product award nominations

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will honor a wide variety of products—20 in all in three separate competitions—at the NMEA Conference & Expo, held October 3-7 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. NMEA invites all manufacturers to submit nominations. In addition, new this year, NMEA will name winners in two categories for the Manufacturer of the Year ...

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Discover Boating to host industry webinar

Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and MRAA, will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, Aug. 4, to learn more about its latest marketing campaign, “See You Out Here,” and how it’s working to attract the next generation of boaters while helping retain the influx of new boaters we’ve seen the past couple of years. The 60-minute webinar will outline the ...

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White House announces revival of Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation

Made in America event

The Biden Administration announced last week the re-establishment of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR), an interagency effort that will work to create more safe, affordable, and equitable opportunities for Americans to get outdoors. NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer and chairman of ORR attended the White House ceremony announcing the revival of FICOR, alongside Outdoor Recreation Roundtable president Jessica Turner as ...

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Discover Boating campaign gains TV exposure

Discover Boating’s See You Out Here campaign continues gaining exposure through its marketing efforts, including its television public service announcements (PSA) – a first for the campaign in an effort to extend Discover Boating’s reach to bring more potential boaters into the fold. According to the organization, the PSA has achieved strong results within several weeks of distribution. To date, ...

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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 on September 20, the monthly series is free for ABYC Foundation Affiliated and Accredited schools as well as ABYC members at Manufacturer-level or higher, while ...

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NMEA announces schedule for conference and expo

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the schedule for the International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., October 3-7. The trade-only event focused exclusively on marine electronics is five days of manufacturer training, technical sessions, installer certification classes, a manufacturer product expo, awards and networking with decision makers in the marine ...

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Florida State Representatives visit Everglades Boats

State Representative Tom Leek (F-25) and State Representative Bobby Payne (F-19) recently visited the Everglades Boats facilities in Edgewater, Florida. The tour, as apart of NMMA’s advocacy efforts and engagement, showcased Everglade’s two facilities and highlighted the economic impact recreational boating has in the state of Florida. The two facilities have a combined total of over 300 employees. During the ...

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New NMMA-backed commission takes aim at AIS control

Members of the $689-billion outdoor recreation industry have established a blue-ribbon commission to stop and reverse the spread of aquatic invasive species in the U.S. The commission will convene leading biologists, environmentalists, policymakers, and resource managers to assess existing mitigation efforts and identify more effective eradication solutions. Findings from the analysis will be presented to Congress and the administration in 2023, with ...

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IBEX releases special event schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it has scheduled a slate of networking and special events to bring together industry professionals during the show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28th at 4 p.m. in the Tech Talk Theater, the Emerging Marine Leaders (EMLs) will ...

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