Tag Archives: COVID-19 and boating

NMMA says what to expect from Congress this summer

Capitol Hill

As COVID-19 gripped the country and world in the first half of 2020, the U.S. Congress hit pause on most of its previously scheduled work to focus almost entirely on the global pandemic. Now, with stay-at-home orders continuing to be lifted and sectors of the economy resuming operations, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are shifting some of their attention to measures ...

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NMMA releases COVID-19 state tracking resource

NMMA releases new COVID-19 boating resource

As states across the country continue to reopen their economies, many states have outlined phased plans for businesses to protect the health of workers and citizens. In response, NMMA is releasing a new state tracking document, which serves as a quick guide to these reopening plans, benchmarks and task forces. This new resource will be updated regularly and will include ...

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Some good news from the front lines

boat dealers

By David Gee A colleague who works as the editor at a sister publication recently went boat shopping to replace an aging pontoon at the family lake cabin. Since we are all hungry for news about “what it’s like out there” I thought I would share some of the anecdotes from his experience at the first dealer he went to. ...

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New NMMA resource for resuming marine manufacturing operations

NMMA resource for boat builders

NMMA has created a new resource to help the recreational boating industry implement proper social distancing, health and safety measures in manufacturing facilities. According to NMMA, marine manufacturing plants possess the unique capability to restructure their floor plans in order to reduce potential COVID-19 exposures. As states allow for manufacturing operations to return, NMMA believes these key safety measures will ...

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Governors of three states announce plans to reopen marinas and boatyards

Lake George Marina

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently announced marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited ...

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Don’t just restart your business – “reset” it

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin These are extremely stressful times for business leaders. We are all wondering what we should be doing during this period of uncertainty. There is no playbook to read; we are writing it. With the many challenges leaders are currently experiencing, it may seem too early to be thinking about reopening your closed (or soon to be closed ...

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NMMA compiles answers to COVID-19 webinar questions

NMMA webinar

NMMA has compiled a list of answers to questions that were asked during the association’s COVID-19 webinar last Friday. Click here to view the questions and answers. While most of the questions centered on the Paycheck Protection Program, webinar participants also inquired about tax credits, tariffs, outdoor recreation access and more. In case you missed it, a recording of the ...

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Good things will happen

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin We are living in a time that reminds me of eras we read about in history books but never thought we would experience. During this challenging period, it might be hard to imagine any good coming out of what we are experiencing, but history teaches us that good comes out of even the most difficult situations. Many ...

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COVID-19 and our commitment to you

Boating Industry logo

At EPG Media & Specialty Information, we are here to support our customers, including our advertisers and readers, as we all navigate through the current challenging global environment. We are continuing to conduct business as usual, or as much as that is possible, providing vital industry information to our readers as planned. Those various means include print, online, enewsletters, digital ...

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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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