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Entries open for IBEX Innovation Awards

IBEX 2021 Innovation Awards

New product entries for the 2021 IBEX Innovation Awards are being accepted now through August 13. This year's awards will be presented during the industry breakfast taking place on the opening morning of IBEX - Tuesday, September 28 - at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel. Tickets are available for purchase during IBEX registration. All product entries can be ...

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Congress moves to reauthorize Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

As part of National Fishing and Boating Week, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), along with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA-6), introduced the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2021 (H.R. 3702) – a bill that reauthorizes the $742 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) program. Reauthorizing the ...

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Women’s Health highlights boating, water sports as summer’s must-try activities

As a result of Discover Boating’s recent media pitches, Women’s Health magazine online (reach: 4 million unique monthly visitors) featured a number of water sports to try this summer and encouraged readers to visit DiscoverBoating.comto learn more. Below is an excerpt from the article, “20 Cool Water Sports You Should Totally Try This Summer.” Swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and all of the other ways ...

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Senate passes legislation to reopen tariff exclusion process

Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive legislation that establishes a new exclusion process for products impacted by the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and reinstates exclusions for products that previously received an exclusion. Reinstating previous exclusions and establishing new opportunities for manufacturers to make the case for why their products should be excluded from the Section 301 ...

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NMMA report indicates continued sales momentum

The NMMA announced continued momentum of boat sales and boating demand propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. New boat sales, which reached a 13-year high in 2020, remain at elevated levels – with sales through March 2021 up 30% compared to the 2020 average; demand is at an all-time high as Americans take to the water in record numbers; and dealers are selling ...

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NMMA, Informa, Miami sign contract for MIBS 2022

NMMA, Informa Markets, and the City of Miami Beach took part in an official contract signing ceremony last Friday for the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. The Miami International Boat Show, set to take place Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2022 over Presidents' Day weekend, is returning its on-land portion to the reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition ...

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Wellness is the focus of National Fishing and Boating Week ‘Get On Board’ Campaign

A new study from Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating uncovers a wellness deficit in America as recreational activities begin reopening amid improving public health conditions. Based on the findings, the two outdoor recreation organizations are launching their summer-long Get On Board campaign this National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), June 5 through 13, to help Americans from all walks of life fill their wellness deficits by experiencing the ...

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Media shines spotlight on boating

media buzz about boating

The media was creating lots of buzz about boating throughout Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff of peak boating season and NMMA’s summer public relations efforts.  USA Today published a feature piece in their travel section, 2021 could see record number of first-time boaters: Here's how to have a safe, fun outing, featuring tips for safe boating and finding the right boat, ...

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NMMA names new creative, media agency for Discover Boating

As part of the Discover Boating brand evolution strategy recently shared by NMMA and MRAA, independent creative and media agency Cutwater has been selected to lead development of the Discover Boating brand platform and consumer campaign. The agency will report to the NMMA team as part of the consumer-facing awareness work the association manages on behalf of the industry's Discover Boating initiative. "As a ...

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IBEX 2021 Innovation Awards makes call for entries

IBEX is hosting the prestigious Innovation Awards program during this year’s event taking place September 28-30 in Tampa, Fla. New product entries are now being accepted through August 13, 2021. Learn more about the program by visiting https://www.ibexshow.com/innovation-awards-exhibitors/, or contact Rachel Harmon, Program Manager. The IBEX Innovation Awards showcase outstanding marine product development to the recreational boating industry and beyond. The program, managed by ...

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