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NMMA announces 2021 boat show schedule

NMMA Boat Shows

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), representing North American recreational boat, engine, and marine accessory manufacturers, announced today significant modifications to its boat and sport show schedule in the first quarter of 2021. Following a thorough market-by-market analysis regarding the feasibility of producing safe and successful winter events, NMMA is canceling nine shows in the first quarter of 2021 and planning to ...

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Mercury outboards to be offered on select Sportsman models

Mercury 400 Verado

Mercury Marine has announced that Mercury outboard engines, including the 350 and 400 Verados and other high horsepower Mercury outboards, will be offered for the first time on nine Sportsman models beginning on November 1.   Mercury has continued to grow its presence in key saltwater markets and customers from around the U.S. have been asking for higher horsepower and ...

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Talking outboards with BRP’s Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker BRP Marine

The sale of outboard motors have gone up significantly in the past decade or so. In fact, before the COVID-19 crisis, outboards hit a 13-year high in terms of unit sales. Boating Industry editor-in-chief David Gee caught up with Tracy Crocker of BRP Marine at the Miami International Boat Show before anyone was talking about coronavirus to discuss what has ...

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Q & A with Tracy Crocker, BRP Marine Group

By David Gee While doing interviews for an upcoming Market Trends story on outboards, we caught up with Tracy Crocker, president, BRP Marine Group, at the Miami International Boat Show. The following is an unedited transcript of that interview. Boating Industry: Retail sales for outboards increased for the eighth straight year in 2019, with unit sales reaching a 13-year high. ...

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NMMA recaps 2020 MIBS, sets dates for 2021

Celebrating 79 years and its fifth year at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, drew 82,171 attendees over its five-day run ending on President’s Day. The Show kicked off with near record crowds on opening day, Feb. 13. Momentum slowed over the weekend with rainy weather, however early reports from ...

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Sea Tow Foundation promotes life jacket use at MIBS 2020

When more than 100,000 individuals visited this year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to see the new boats and boating gear, the Sea Tow Foundation made sure that the attendees received a quick course in the importance of wearing life jackets when on or around the water. As a result of the show’s captive audience, tens of thousands of boating enthusiasts  interacted with ...

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18 products receive Innovation Awards at MIBS 2020

he NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at the Rusty Pelican on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 71 products across 21 categories. The judges ultimately selected 18 winners. The Innovation Awards ...

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Making memories in Miami

Miami Boat Show

By David Gee Cool products, cool people, cool place and warm weather. That is, or was, the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. And five days, 100,000 people, and lots of sales later, it has successfully concluded. There were some preview events last Wednesday, but for the media, Thursday is the big day. Myself, Boating Industry managing editor Adam ...

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Yamaha names Duane Kuck 2020 Marine Industry Champion

Duane Kuck, CEO, Regal Boats, became the first annual recipient of the Yamaha Marine Industry Champion award on Thurs., Feb. 13, during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. The award recognizes individuals who work tirelessly to protect, encourage and grow the marine industry. Kuck’s immediate and unwavering support of the relief efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian and his ...

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MIBS 2020 kicks off today

From humble beginnings in 1941 as a tent with 50 boats on display, to over 700 contracted exhibitors, an additional 300 working/support dealers and roughly 1,000 total companies participating, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show — produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association will officially kick off today. “It’s truly a world-class boating event,” show director Larry Berryman said. ...

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