Landing School launches Boatyard Management program

The Landing School has announced the launch of a new academic program. Starting this fall, it will offer Boatyard Management, a program focused on management in the marine industry. Boatyard Management is a second-year program in which students will learn management principles by managing the work of a simulated boatyard. “This new program is the first of its kind, making the Landing ...

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Boating Industry opens 2023 Top 100: Top Dealers applications

Boating Industry announced that 2023 applications for the Top Dealers Awards as part of Boating Industry‘s Top 100 Awards are now available to begin filling out and submitting. Applications are due June 26, 2023. The application is lengthy and requires a serious commitment. It helps the judging panel learn about your company and properly evaluate it. There are two different applications, depending ...

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Boating Industry names 2023 40 Under 40

After much anticipation and excitement, Boating Industry is proud to name and honor the 2023 Boating Industry 40 Under 40.  As part of the Top 100 Awards program, the seventh annual Boating Industry 40 Under 40 highlights and honors young professionals across all segments of the recreational marine industry, who continuously demonstrate strong leadership and passion in their respective organization’s ...

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NMMA appoints Bill Yeargin chairman

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

During its meeting at the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, the NMMA board of directors unanimously voted to elect Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft, as NMMA’s new Chair. Prior to his appointment to Chair, Yeargin was NMMA vice chair. He has served on the NMMA board of directors for more than a decade. In addition to ...

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NMRA welcomes new board


The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has announced its new officers and board of directors. Taking the helm as NMRA President is Aaron Freeman of Tideline Marketing. Joining Aaron is Mark Goodman, Vice President (SGL Sales & Marketing), Craig Cochran, Secretary (GSW & Associates) and Mike Steiner, Treasurer (West Coast Sales). The NMRA Board of Directors includes returning board members ...

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Vancouver Boat Show returns to strong attendance

Vancouver international Boat show

The Vancouver International Boat Show returned after a three-year hiatus, with almost 28,000 visitors to the BC Place and Granville Island locations during the five-day event. It took place Feb. 1-5, during which a total attendance of 27,895 was recorded. “The long-awaited return of an in-person Vancouver International Boat Show was a coming together of boating enthusiasts and those interested ...

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NMMA’s Robert Newsome appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

Last week, Robert Newsome, NMMA’s senior vice president of operations, was sworn in to the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), following his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. NBSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the ...

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Regal unveils two new models for 2021

Regal Boats logo

Regal Marine unveiled their all-new models, the 36 XO and 36 Grande Coupe, on a live stream to the public. This was the first time in Regal’s history that new models have been introduced this way. According to Regal North American Sales Manager, Jake Kuck, “the 36 XO and the 36 Grande Coupe are two of the most forward-thinking models ...

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WAGO names new product manager


WAGO has announced the promotion of Clayton Windsor to product manager — DIN rail mount terminal blocks.  Windsor has held the position of product specialist for Marking and Tools at WAGO for the past two and a half years.  “We are excited to promote Clayton to the position of Product Manager,” says Dean Norton, VP of Marketing.  “He has tremendous ...

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Avalon and Tahoe select Fusion Entertainment for marine audio packages

Fusion Marine Audio

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced that Avalon and Tahoe Manufacturing selected Fusion Entertainment to exclusively supply marine entertainment audio packages for its entire line of pontoons starting with model year 2021. Avalon announced to dealers that it will fully integrate Fusion Entertainment stereos, speakers, and amplifiers as a standard fit in each level of its high-performance, ...

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