Tag Archives: Coronavirus

NMMA cancels ABC 2020, moving forward with virtual summit

In light of the recent developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and in the best interest of the health and safety of its members and attendees, NMMA has canceled the American Boating Congress, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. from May 12-14, 2020. All registration fees and hotel room deposits reserved through the event blocks will be refunded within ...

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NMMA president: We are ready to help

Yesterday, NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA remains committed to helping the entire industry navigate the rapidly developing situation and is proactively engaging the Trump administration and Congress to provide relief to American businesses. Full memo: As a member-owned, member-led association, we want you ...

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Pasadena Boat Works helps fight against COVID-19

A Maryland-based, Boating Industry Top 100 boat dealership recently stepped up big in the fight against COVID-19. Pasadena Boat Works' co-owner Rick Levin donated roughly 14,000 specialized N95 respirator masks to the Maryland State Health Department. Levin said he has stored the masks for about four years, donating them to children who are going through chemotherapy for cancer. The masks ...

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MRAA launches COVID-19 resource for boat dealers

In the first of a multi-step plan to support marine dealers with their response to the coronavirus and ensuing economic challenges, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has launched a webpage with resources for the industry to tap into. The page will be updated daily with new resources as they become available. “If you’re like our team, you ...

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Jacksonville in-water boat show canceled

Jacksonville in-water boat show logo

Amid the ongoing threat of the coronavirus and the Mayor’s suspension of all events at city facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, the 2020 Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show has been canceled. The show was planned for April 3 to April 5 at TIAA Bank Field and Metropolitan Park Marina. With the stadium’s crowded schedule, they will not be able to reschedule for ...

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Boating to the rescue

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin If you are feeling stressed, you are not alone. Between the presidential election in the U.S., the wildly fluctuating equity markets, and COVID-19, even the normally stoic are feeling a little anxious. Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted, especially those impacted by COVID-19. And, our prayers go out to those around the globe ...

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NMMA cancels 2020 Northwest Sportshow

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the cancellation of the upcoming Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis, Minn., set to take place April 2-5. The announcement from the NMMA follows the decision from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to call for a moratorium on events with more than 250 people. “While we remained hopeful that the show would proceed amid ...

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Organizers postpone 2020 Palm Beach International Boat Show

Show organizers of the 2020 Palm Beach International Boat Show and Superyacht Show Palm Beach announced today that the 35th annual show set for March 26-29 has been postponed until further notice. “Effectively immediately, the Palm Beach International Boat Show and Superyacht Show Palm Beach have been postponed until further notice. Adhering to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and City of ...

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Nearly 80% of manufacturers expect coronavirus will damage their operations

Coronavirus and manufacturing

By David Gee The National Association of Manufacturers released a survey today of its member companies on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to manufacturers. The survey was conducted in the field from Feb. 28 to March 9. The 558 respondents were asked about effects to their supply chain and operations, their financial expectations and their emergency response plans. More ...

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NMMA proceeding with U.S. shows and events amid evolving Coronavirus situation

Yesterday, NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA is currently proceeding with all upcoming shows and events as scheduled. Full memo: NMMA, like the general public, is closely monitoring the impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having around the globe. As part of this, we ...

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